Unlucky against Irish: Notre Dame controlled Georgia Tech, handing the Yellow Jackets their first loss. Georgia Tech travels to Duke on Saturday to open ACC play.
Defensive gem: Clemson’s offense struggled Thursday, but the defense came up big in a 20-17 win at Louisville. The Tigers are off this week.
Defensive gem, II: Florida State’s offense struggled, as well, but its defense came up big, as well, in a 14-0 win at Boston College. The Seminoles are off this week.
Hurricanes hold on: Miami blew a big lead against Nebraska but then won in overtime. The Hurricanes are off this week.
Missed opportunity: Duke had a chance to earn a rare win over a ranked team but fell short against Northwestern. The Blue Devils host Georgia Tech on Saturday.