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ACC Second-Half Predictions and Midseason Review

Athlon reviews the ACC and looks ahead to the second half of 2014.
ACC 2014 Second-Half Predictions and Midseason Review

At the midpoint of the 2014 season, familiarity reigns in the ACC. Florida State is clearly the No. 1 team in the league, and uncertainty overshadows the Coastal Division.

College Football's Most Viral Moments from Week 7

Rounding up Saturday's greatest plays, hits, and more
College Football's Most Viral Moments from Week 7

Week 7 of college football’s 2014 season is officially in the books. And as expected with every Saturday, there was plenty of excitement, big plays and last-minute wins among the FBS action.

 

In case you missed any action, we tried to capture the big moments of Saturday in one article. The viral wrap-up features key plays, interesting quotes/comments in tweets, uniform unveilings and any major injuries.

Clemson QB Deshaun Watson Leaves Game Against Louisville With Hand Injury

Cole Stoudt replaces Watson.
Clemson QB Deshaun Watson Suffers Hand Injury Against Louisville

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson suffered a hand injury in Saturday’s game against Louisville and will not return to the game. Watson’s injury is to his throwing hand and the freshman will be replaced by senior Cole Stoudt.

Coming into Saturday’s game against NC State, Watson completed 73 of 106 passes for 1,181 yards and 12 scores. Watson had tossed only on pick in 106 attempts and rushed for 137 yards and three touchdowns.

Prior to his injury against the Cardinals, Watson had two completions and tossed a pick.

Betting Against the Spread: College Football Week 7 Picks

Each week, Braden Gall offers his top picks of the week.
Betting Against the Spread: College Football Week 7 Picks

At 3-3 last weekend, I feel like a winner considering how much bloodshed there was across the Top 25.

 

In fact, Steven Lassan’s 10-6-1 mark last week in Top 25 games makes him like some sort of Nostradamus to be honest. He’s been on a tear lately against the number, as experts begin to gain a clearer picture of each team.

 

On to what should be another crazy weekend of college football (which is probably why I am going after heavy favorites in the Big 5):

 

Louisville's Bobby Petrino Surprisingly Winning With Defense, Not Offense

Petrino's defense ranks as one of the best in the ACC.
Louisville's Bobby Petrino Surprisingly Winning With Defense - Not Offense - in 2014

Louisville and coach Bobby Petrino is winning with defense. Yes, that’s right. One of college football’s top offensive minds has turned to the dark (defensive) side to win games in 2014.
 

NC State Unveils New Helmet for Saturday's Game Against Boston College

The Wolfpack has new helmets for Week 7.
NC State Unveils New Helmet for Saturday's Game Against Boston College

NC State hopes to earn its first ACC win under second-year coach Dave Doeren this Saturday, as the Wolfpack host Boston College.

And to help NC State’s victory hopes, the program unveiled a new helmet for Saturday’s game.

The helmet features a logo of Tuffy (the name of the school’s mascot) instead of the normal power “S” on the side.

Check out NC State’s new helmet for Week 7:


 

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