1) No. 3 Florida State at N.C. State, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)
The Seminoles (5-0) make their first trip outside the state of Florida. N.C. State (3-2) won its last home game against FSU (28-24 in 2010) and its last game against a top 10 team (Clemson in 2011).
2) Virginia Tech at UNC, 12:30 p.m. (WRAL)
The Tar Heels (3-2) have out-scored their first three opponents, 155-7, at Kenan Stadium. Despite all of Virginia Techs problems, namely running the football, the Hokies (3-2) are still a major upgrade from Elon, ECU and Idaho.
3) Georgia Tech at Clemson, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)
The Yellow Jackets (3-2) have owned Clemson (4-1) under coach Dabo Swinney, with four wins in the past five meetings, including last years 31-17 win in Atlanta.
Number to know
15-2 Virginia Techs record in Coastal Division road games, including a 3-0 mark at UNC.
• Maybe if Miami pretends Notre Dame is an ACC team, the Hurricanes will find a way to beat the Fighting Irish, too.
Miamis 3-0 in the ACC, with a 42.3 scoring average, despite all of its problems on defense. Outside the ACC, the Canes have a 52-13 loss to Kansas State and a win over a Division I-AA team.
Notre Dames defense has led the programs resurgence in Brian Kellys third season. Notre Dame has given up an average of 9.0 points per game, and held Michigan and Michigan State without a touchdown in consecutive wins.
• Duke has started 4-1 by winning the games it was supposed to and/or was capable of, and Virginia (2-3) fits that category. The Cavaliers have lost three straight since a 2-0 start. Depressing stat for Virginia fans: Three of David Cutcliffes seven ACC wins are against the Cavaliers.
• How bad is Georgia Techs defense? Middle Tennessee scored 21 points in its loss to McNeese State in the season opener, yet found a way to score 49 against the Yellow Jackets last week.
Georgia Tech gave up 42 points, in overtime, to Miami the previous week. That cant be a good sign for todays trip to Clemson, which scored 37 points against Florida States stout defense.