Actually, if the acorns have dropped at all, that is the way I find most of my deer and turkey as well. Even in the spring, I'll find turkeys full of last year's acorns and fresh clover. And yes! About the only thing you'll see is that they took the time to knock off the cap.
I'm not going to say it was some other guy that said acorns always drop first on the south side of the ridge. If you are a forestry guy covering countless thousands of acres, I'm sure you'll see a pattern like that. It makes sense. However, on my measly 200 acres ( sorrry for the typo before) the oaks sometimes do perform like they should and sometimes they don't. What I can say is that generally , when you have a stand of oaks dropping, the deer are not usually far behind. The difference between what I said then and what I say now is a difference between quoting catechism and the gradual realization that my mileage has varied. Thirty years in the woods will do that to you.
The deer, too, don't always stick to plan. I have a long line of white and red oaks running down the center of my property along the top of the ridge. They represent all that is left of the old road that used to cut through from my place over to the next ridge. Along that road you'll find some of the largest trees on the place. Now, you'd think that when one of those big white oaks drop, there would be deer sign all around it. Sometimes yes, and sometimes not so. I've seen the nicest juciest white acorns drop into the old road bed and the squirrels get most of them. Then late in November, the deer finally come by and hoover up what little remains. In another situation, I've got my stand up by two old red oaks. It's been 3 seasons now since I saw a deer eating acorns under those oaks-- I'm about to give up on that stand and move it.