Here’s a look back at Week 8 and a fast-forward to Week 9:
The good: NC State’s comeback. Coach Tom O’Brien has won more than he has lost in the second half of the seasons during his tenure at NC State, and Saturday’s victory over Virginia was a step toward continuing that trend. The Wolfpack earned their first conference win, a much-needed boost to the program’s chances of playing in a bowl game and also keeping one foot in the Atlantic Division race.
The historic: Clemson’s No. 5 ranking in the latest BCS standings is the highest the program has ever reached.
The consistent: Virginia Tech running back David Wilson and quarterback Logan Thomas. For the third time in four years, a Virginia Tech tailback rushed for more than
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