ACC Football Schedule, Week 1: Virginia Tech, Florida State Blowout Wins Highlight Saturday Scoreboard

Saturday's ACC action saw Virginia Tech blow out Appalachian State and Florida State easily handle Louisiana Monroe.

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ACC Football Schedule, Week 1: Virginia Tech, Florida State Blowout Wins Highlight Saturday Scoreboard

The first Saturday of the Atlantic Coast Conference schedule is in the books. Before focusing on the big Terrapins matchup with the Hurricanes Monday night, let's take a quick look at Saturday's results:

Northwestern 24, Boston College 17: Despite amassing more total yards and possessing the ball longer than the Wildcats, BC still could not defeat Northwestern and backup QB Kain Colter. Visit BC Interruption and SB Nation Boston for more on Boston College. Visit Sippin on Purple and SB Nation Chicago for more on Northwestern.

No. 13 Virginia Tech 66, Appalachian State 13: The Hokies would not have a repeat of last season, when they opened with a loss to 1-AA James Madison. Virginia Tech led 38-0 at halftime, and running back David Wilson was beastly, rushing for 162 yards and three touchdowns on just 16 carries. Visit Gobbler Country for more on the Hokies.

No. 6 Florida State 34, Louisiana Monroe 0: The Seminoles absolutely dominated this game, as was to be expected. FSU held the Warhawks to 12 first downs and just 191 total yards. Visit Tomahawk Nation for more on Florida State.

North Carolina 42, James Madison 10: Interim coach Everett Wither's season began with a bang, as his Tar Heels jumped out to a 28-7 halftime lead before cruising to a 32 point win over the Dukes of the Colonial Athletic Association. Visit Carolina March for more on North Carolina.

Clemson 43, Troy 19: Trailing 16-13 at the half, the Tigers exploded for 30 points in the second half behind quarterback Tajh Boyd, coasting to a 24 point victory against the Troy Trojans. Visit Shakin the Southland for more on Clemson.

No. 25 North Carolina State 43, Liberty 21:.It was a bit of a struggle for the Wolf Pack in their first game post-Russell Wilson, but a long punt return for touchdown and the legs of running back James Wilson were enough to defeat the visiting Flames. Visit Backing The Pack for more on N.C. State.

William and Mary vs. Virginia 40, William and Mary 3: I don't even want to talk about this drubbing. Just atrocious play by the Tribe offense, turning the ball over twice and gaining just 169 total yards. Visit Streaking The Lawn for more on Virginia.

Richmond 23, Duke 21: The Spiders were the lone CAA team to show up Saturday, defeating the Blue Devils at Wallace Wade Stadium. It was Richmond's third win over Duke in the last six seasons.

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ACC Football Schedule, Week 1: Virginia Tech Blowout Win, Boston College Loss Highlight Early Saturday Action

The first Saturday of college football is upon us, in all it's glory. Let's take a quick look at scores from the Atlantic Coast Conference teams in action, or who have already finished:

Finals scores:

Northwestern vs. Boston College: Backup quarterback Kain Colter had 199 yards through the air and 71 yards on the ground as the Wildcats defeated the Eagles 24-17 in both team's season opener. BC wide receiver Ifeanyi Momah caught eight passes for 171 yards in the loss. Visit BC Interruption and SB Nation Boston for more on Boston College. Visit Sippin on Purple and SB Nation Chicago for more on Northwestern.

Appalachian State vs. No. 13 Virginia Tech: The Hokies had absolutely no trouble in the season opener this year, building a 38-0 halftime lead on their way to a 66-13 victory of Appy State. Four turnovers and a beast named David Wilson spelled doom for the Mountaineers. Wilson rushed for 162 yards and three touchdowns on just 16 carries, leading a Hokie ground assault that finished with 256 yards on 45 carries. Visit Gobbler Country for more on the Hokies.

Games just kicked off:

Louisiana Monroe vs. No. 6 Florida State: Five minutes into the game, the Seminoles and Warhawks remain scoreless. Do not expect that to remain the case for long. Visit Tomahawk Nation for more on Florida State.

James Madison vs. North Carolina: The Tar Heels have jumped on JMU early, via a Bryn Renner to Dwight Jones 34 yard touchdown pass. Visit Carolina March for more on North Carolina.

Troy vs. Clemson: Clemson jumped out to an early 10-0 lead, but Troy has fought back and the score stands 10-7 as the second quarter fast approaches. Visit Shakin the Southland for more on Clemson.

Games yet to kickoff:

Liberty vs. No. 25 North Carolina State: (6 p.m., ESPN3). Visit Backing The Pack for more on N.C. State.

William and Mary vs. Virginia: (6 p.m., ESPN3). Visit Streaking The Lawn for more on Virginia.

Richmond vs. Duke: (7 p.m., ESPN3).

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ACC Football Schedule, Week 1: Time, TV Schedule And More For Saturday's Games

College football is upon us again sports fans. Sit back, relax and put the phone on silent, because here are the channels and times to watch your favorite Atlantic Coast Conference teams on Saturday:

Northwestern vs. Boston College: Do they play this game every year? They should. I like it. (Noon, ESPNU). Visit BC Interruption and SB Nation Boston for more on Boston College. Visit Sippin on Purple and SB Nation Chicago for more on Northwestern.

Appalachian State vs. No. 13 Virginia Tech: Hokies fans are always terrified of the opener. And with good reason.(12:30 p.m., ESPN3). Visit Gobbler Country for more on the Hokies.

Louisiana Monroe vs. No. 6 Florida State: This game will be interesting for all of eight minutes. (3:30 p.m., ESPNU). Visit Tomahawk Nation for more on Florida State.

James Madison vs. North Carolina: I have a soft spot for 1-AA teams, and it seems a CAA team gives an ACC team trouble each season, so why not the Dukes this year? (3:30 p.m., ESPN3). Visit Carolina March for more on North Carolina.

Troy vs. Clemson: Clemson better watch out, Troy is better than they think. (3:30 p.m., ESPN3). Visit Shakin the Southland for more on Clemson.

Liberty vs. No. 25 North Carolina State: Wait, Russell Wilson left? Why is NC State #25? (6 p.m., ESPN3). Visit Backing The Pack for more on N.C. State.

William and Mary vs. Virginia: Even though the alma mater tried to scare me off with the choice of the Griffin mascot, Tribe Pride still prevails. William and Mary beat UVA two years ago, and this year's Tribe team may be better than the '09 squad. (6 p.m., ESPN3). Visit Streaking The Lawn for more on Virginia.

Richmond vs. Duke: Richmond has to regroup after losing their head coach, and Duke is at least no longer the bottom-feeder it was for decades. (7 p.m., ESPN3).

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Week 1 ACC Football Scores: Wake Forest Blows Big Lead, Loses To Syracuse

For three quarters, it looked like Wake Forest was going to start their 2011 season on a much higher note than it ended its 2010 season. The Demon Deacons, who were just 3-9 last season, raced ahead of improving Syracuse in the Carrier Dome, taking a 15-point lead into the fourth quarter.

But then, disaster struck. Syracuse eventually stormed back to tie the score in the fourth quarter, then won the game on the first overtime. Ryan Nassib found Van Chew for a four-yard touchdown, and the Orange held Wake Forest to a four-and-out to clinch the game. The loss left SB Nation's Wake Forest blog Blogger So Dear distraught.

There's no point in even writing this postgame article.

You can fill in the blank any way you want. Wake games have become Mad Libs. I don't even have to watch them any more.

In other ACC action, Georgia Tech unsurprisingly had little trouble with Western Carolina, winning 63-21. For more on that game, visit SB Nation Atlanta and From the Rumble Seat.

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ACC Football Schedule, Week 1: Wake Forest Vs. Syracuse Highlights Opening-Day Slate

College football kicks off on Thursday with a number of games. Here is a complete schedule of all the ACC contests over the next three days.

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