Then of course there was the performance of AARP member Dave Shinskie. On the surface, his performance was more than serviceable -- 18 for 27 for 213 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. However, one again these statistics seem misleading.
On the first TD pass, Shinskie threw into double coverage, but was fortunate that the cornerback never looked back for the ball and ended up over running the play. The second touchdown was a decent pass, but it was Clyde Lee's phenomenal effort that resulted in six points for the Eagles.
Overall, Shinskie looked nervous. Instead of keeping his head on a swivel and scanning the field for receivers, he typically locked in on a single receiver. This type of effort will not be sufficient to challenge the elite teams from the ACC.