A look around the ACC

Originally Published: October 5, 2004
By Doug Carlson | Special to ESPN.com
Who's to blame for Clemson's offensive woes? What does Virginia think about its lofty ranking? Could Maryland actually be shutout of the postseason? Our ACC notebook addresses those questions, along with looks at FSU's QB question, Virginia Tech's resurgence and more.

Though not yet at the season midpoint, Clemson's bowl hopes already are on the line in Thursday night's game at Virginia. At 1-3, the Tigers have only two games remaining that look like easy wins -- Utah State at home on Oct. 16 and Duke on the road on Nov. 13. "We've talked about kind of starting the season over,'' Bowden said. "We've played four, we had an open date, and now we've got a seven-game season.''