Around the ACC: Week 7 Miami stayed undefeated and Duke fell for the fourth straight game in a wild week of conference play. Pittsburgh 24, Duke 17 After a home loss to a Panthers squad that hadn't previously beaten a Power Five opponent, the Blue Devils have reached their nadir. Duke dropped its fourth consecutive contest—three of which came at home. Perhaps most concerning for the team was the inability to stop Pittsburgh running back Darrin Hall, who raced for 254 yards and three touchdowns. The Panthers notched their first conference win, while Duke fell to 1-4 in the ACC. Head coach David Cutcliffe needs to get the team going in the right direction in a hurry to rally the struggling team back to a bowl game. No. 8 Miami 27, Syracuse 19 Fresh off of its exhilarating upset of the then No. 1 Clemson Tigers, the Orange came up short this week against another top-10 foe. Syracuse boasted two 100-yard rushers in Eric Dungey and Dontae Strickland, but its feeble passing offense and four turnovers proved to be too much to overcome. A mistake-free day from quarterback Malik Rozier and a late game-sealing touchdown by running back Travis Homer proved to be enough to propel the Hurricanes to 6-0, keeping the them first in the ACC Coastal division. Boston College 41, Virginia 10 In what was certainly the most surprising result this Saturday in the ACC, the Eagles walloped the Cavaliers in Charlottesville. Virginia was previously undefeated in conference, with victories against North Carolina and Duke. Redshirt freshman quarterback Anthony Brown had a near perfect day for Boston College, amassing a 98.3 QBR. The Eagles will attempt to build on their consecutive ACC wins next week when they host Florida State. Louisville 31, Florida State 28 Both the Seminoles and Cardinals have failed to reach their preseason expectations, where they ranked 3rd and 16th, respectively. Although there was not much hype entering this contest, there was certainly excitement. Each team had over 400 yards of total offense, including 178 rushing yards from Louisville’s reigning Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson. Ultimately, the Cardinals took the game on a Blanton Creque 34-yard field goal in the waning moments of the game. No. 14 Virginia Tech 59, North Carolina 7 The Tar Heels’ woes continued in their blowout defeat at the hands of the Hokies, bringing their season record to an abysmal 1-7 mark. Virginia Tech thrived on defense and special teams, with three first half touchdowns coming in these areas, and held North Carolina's quarterbacks to 8-of-22 passing and 118 yards. The Hokies look to continue their dominant play next week against Duke in Blacksburg. Georgia Tech 38, Wake Forest 24 The Yellow Jackets bounced back from a tough last-second loss against Miami with a come from behind victory in Atlanta this week. Georgia Tech, now sitting at 4-2 came up short by just one point in each of its defeats. With their triple option offense, the Yellow Jackets look to pull off an upset against Clemson next week.