Woody's Log: ACC Football Week 2 - Woody Smalls Gives Out Nothing But Winners

By M. Shannon Smallwood

Dabo Swinney and Charlie Sheen are not the only cats who knows the secret art and joy of winning.

There is no need for tiger’s blood, crazy benders or a bottle of scotch every hour, with ole Woody Smalls.

Even the Notorious BIG can’t compete. He would change his lyrics and rhymes to say…

“Woody, Woody, Woody cant you see sometimes your words just hypnotize me and I just love your flashy ways; I guess that’s why they broke and you’re so paid.”



Week one saw a 9-1 record in the pick’em and a 6-4 mark against the spread in the ACC football slate.

Not too shabby.

The swag and street cred is high.

Well, maybe.

Anyway, let’s jump into everything that will be Week 2 of the ACC. (showing off those mad skills with my lyrical rhyme)


North Carolina State Wolfpack at Connecticut Huskies (+3.5) – Saturday – Noon (ACC Network,/Local Affiliates)

This game is one the ACC needs. This game is also one that scares the stew out of this “expert” and every ACC fan. UConn always finds a way to play excellent football against its ACC foes. Add that to the fact no one really knows what to expect from a highly touted and talented Wolfpack squad. Look for NC State QB Mike Glennon to rebound and lead the Wolfpack to its first win of 2012, 31-24.


Maryland Terriapins at Temple Owls (-10) – Saturday – Noon (ESPN U)

Maryland could only must a late touchdown to slip past the William and Mary Tribe in Week 1. Temple rolled the Villanova Wildcats, 41-10. This game just looks bad on every level for the ACC. The Terps will play better and cover, but the Owls win, 17-14.


Penn State Nittney Lions at Virginia Cavaliers (-10) – Saturday – Noon (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)

About 8 months ago, this looked like a compelling and huge match up for the ACC to knock off one of the powers of the Big 10. Now it is just one of those early season tune up games for the Cavaliers. Virginia will cover easy,  look impressive and will handle the disgraced Nittney Lions, 41-14.


Miami Hurricanes at No. 21 Kansas State Wildcats (-7) – Saturday – Noon pm (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)

Another huge game the ACC needs. The Hurricanes travel to one of the toughest places in college football to attempt the upset of the season to this point. Miami has the athletes to compete with KState, but their youth and inexperience will show up late. The Wildcats win and cover 38-24.


Ball State Cardinals at No. 12 Clemson Tigers (-28) – Saturday – 12:30 p.m. (ACC Network/Local Affiliates)

The Tigers open up the tailgate at Death Valley with a familiar foe that usually gives them a hard time. But this is different Clemson team and one the fans will love. Tigers cover and roll 51-17.


Maine Black Bears at Boston College Eagles (NL) – Saturday – 1 p.m. (ACC Network/Local Affiliates)

Boston College should continue to showcase the arm of junior QB Chase Rettig. The kid will go for well over 300 yards passing and the Eagles roll the Black Bears, 48-17.


Austin Peay Governors at No. 15 Virginia Tech Hokies (NL) – Saturday – 1:30 p.m. (Local Affiliates)

Blah, Blah, Blah. The Governors lost at home 46-10 to Western Kentucky Big Red to open 2012. Blah, Blah, Blah. Hokies win, 311-0.


North Carolina Tar Heels at Wake Forest Demon Deacons (+10.5) – Saturday – 3 p.m. (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2/Local Affiliates)

The lone head-to-head conference match up for the week. All things point to another huge performance for the new look spread offense for North Carolina. Wake had to score late to beat Liberty Flames at home last week. Tar Heels cover and win big, 44-17.


Savannah State Tigers at No. 6 Florida State Seminoles (NL) – Saturday – 6 p.m. (Local Affiliates)

The only thing that can really be said about this game is that the fans will get to tailgate until about 5 p.m. That alone in Tallahassee, Florida, is epic. ‘Noles win, 6000-0.


Presbyterian Blue Hose at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (NL) – Saturday – 7 p.m. (Local Affiliates)

Blue Hose…. Blue Hose… Blue Hose… Blue Hose… Such a fun thing to say… Georgia Tech will not be 5th in the conference in rushing come Monday. Yellow Jackets win 120-0.


Duke Blue Devils at No. 25 Stanford Cardinal (-15.5) – Saturday – 10:30 p.m. (Fox Sports/Local Affiliates)

The third and final big game the ACC would love to add to the win column for the 2012 campaign. Duke did put up 46 points last week against the Florida International Panthers, but this ain’t FIU. Cross country flight, big tough physical Cardinal team will win and cover, 38-20.


So there is all you need to know about week 2 in the ACC bro. (still got it)

Start winning now.

You are welcome in advance.


M. Shannon Smallwood has over 10 years experience in sports broadcasting, journalism and college athletics and currently covers ACC Football for Rant Sports.

Follow him @woodysmalls

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