The combined record of our in-state Big Four ACC football teams is 5-11 and if Wake Forest doesn’t come back to beat Maryland in overtime we are 4-12.
Saturday our in-state teams played to the tune of Wake winning that OT ball game 31-24 after being down 24-3 in the 3rd quarter in Winston-Salem. Duke failed to make it two wins in a row as the Blue Devils lost the lead and the game 46-43 at Annapolis, Maryland. The Devils were up 36-25 on Navy at halftime and led 43-32 after 3 quarters.
Former News and Record writer Kellie Dixon, a UNC-CH and Ragsdale HS grad, covered the Tar Heels in Tampa where the Bulls of South Florida buried Butch Davis’s boys in Blue and White, 37-10. Dixon reports that Heel’s QB T.J. Yates threw four interceptions, the most by a UNC quarterback in eight years.
N&R staff writer Jim Young had this quote from N.C. State’s coach Tom O’Brien,”We’re not a very good football team, it’s pretty obvious after today”. Ernest Jones, a Wolfpack linebacker had this to say after the Pack’s 42-20 loss to Clemson, “I guess we’re at the bottom right now, We can’t really go down much further”.(comments from Saturday’s post-game)
Wake is 2-2 and the other three teams are through. Duke, North Carolina, and N.C. State are all 1-3 and watching the calendar close for October 15, the first day of basketball practice.
ACC Big Four:An eye-sore