Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Eric's Week 2 ACC Predictions
I had a really great first week. My only blimpish was that NC State didn't bother to show up against Tennessee. I listened to all the hype in Raleigh and went with the wolfpack and they played like Virginia Tech for much of their game. I am hoping that they gather themselves and come out ready to win this week.
Eric's Record: 9-1
Here are my projections for week 2
NC State vs Connecticut: I was burned by State last week but I did see some good things. Amerson was burned like crazy but I don't see that happening against Connecticut. I think that NC State will come out and put some points on the board. My pick is NC State.
Maryland vs Temple: Wow Maryland barely won last week and from what I have read didn't look very good at all. I think they are going to have their hands full with Temple. Although I hate for an ACC team to lose an out of conference game and especially a game to Temple, I think Maryland is in trouble. My pick this week is Temple although I will be happy if Maryland can find a way to pull it out.
Penn State vs Virginia: I hate it for Penn State. After losing to Ohio last week they now have to play a very hot and well coached Virginia team. Virginia is a scary team this year based on last year's success. I believe that Virginia will beat Penn State although I believe Penn State will give them a run for their money. My pick is Virginia.
Miami vs (#21) Kansas State: Miami made a good comeback against Kansas State. Kansas State put a hurting on their opponent during week 1. They are rolling and will come into this game with a lot of confidence. I hope that Miami can pull it out and make the ACC look good but I don't think they will be able to beat Kansas State. My pick is Kansas State.
Ball State vs (#14) Clemson: This is one of those week one games that doesn't need to be analyzed. My pick is Clemson by A LOT!
Maine vs Boston College: Boston College played a very good game last week and deserved to win versus Miami. I think Boston College is looking much better this year and I think they are moving upward. This may be wrong and they just had a good game last week. I don't think they will have trouble with Maine. My pick is Boston College.
North Carolina UNC vs Wake Forest: I went to the UNC game last week and they looked really good! I can't wait to watch this game because I think it will be a good game and a great indicator of what UNC is going to look like this year. Wake Forest has a great coach but they haven't been able to put together a good season in a couple of years. My pick for this game is UNC.
Savannah State vs #6 Florida State: Really? My pick is Florida State.
Presbyterian vs Georgia Tech: Tough loss for them Monday night. They should of beat us. I think they will gather themselves up get things moving and put a hurting on Presbyterian. My pick is Georgia Tech.
Duke vs #25 Stanford: I was really impressed by Duke this past week even though they played a Division 2 school. I so badly want to put down an upset pick for this game but I think that Stanford is just too good for Duke and I don't think they will pull off the upset. My pick is Stanford but I may change that before Saturday if I keep getting this feeling that I have. We shall see.
#15 Virginia Tech vs Austin Peay: Man they scared me last week. Logan Thomas was way off on his passes and looked bad for much of the game. It was very frustrating especially with everyone talking about how good he is. He needs to get his timing down and come out and put a hurting on Austin Peay this week. If this game is close I will be really scared for my Hokies for the rest of the ACC schedule. My pick is Virginia Tech.