Coral Springs, FL– The Atlantic Coast conference had an exciting week three, headlined by a marquee match up between then No. 2 Florida State visiting Louisville. Sophomore QB Lamar Jackson stole the show and contributed to four touchdowns in the blowout victory for the Cardinals.
Louisville has now been elevated to No. 3 in the country and many are favoring Jackson for post season awards after only three games. Florida State must now regroup as they face South Florida on the road in Tampa.
Seminoles head coach, Jimbo Fisher talked earlier this week about needing to adjust focus quickly heading back out on the road this week.
“[We] practiced really well after a disappointing performance against Louisville. Louisville played a great game, did a great job. We have to get better in all of our areas. We’re going to have to do it quickly because South Florida is a very good football team.”
Louisville is riding high after a victory against FSU but now has to look at a potential ‘trap game’ as they travel Marshall one week before heading to Death Valley to play No. 5 Clemson.
“We have a mature team, so we’ve challenged them to make sure they focus and concentrate and prepare for a game. We don’t have that many games left, particularly our senior class. So we’ve got to go out and take advantage of every time we get to go out on the field and play,” said head coach Bobby Petrino.
The featured game of the week is Pittsburgh at North Carolina. Both teams are 2-1 and with Georgia Tech hosting Clemson this week and likely set to take their first conference loss, the Pitt/UNC winner can take control of the ACC Coastal Division.