ACC Football Schedule
This weekend’s ACC football schedule kicks off Friday night in Boston as Florida State looks to bolster their record against the Eagles.
Boston College, 4-4 overall, may have finally found their offensive groove. For the Eagles to come away with a win they’ll have to prove recent offensive performances haven’t been a fluke.
The question in this game comes down to whether the Seminoles, who are struggling offensively, can crack a tough Boston College defense.
Game time is 8:00p E with coverage available on ESPN.
ACC Football Schedule – The Pick
Saturday’s schedule begins with #8 Miami heading north to Chapel Hill. Mark Richt’s team has pulled out two wins against Georgia Tech and Syracuse when it mattered most.
North Carolina still has a pulse and rumors of their death have been greatly exaggerated. Larry Fedora has been up against a wall with injuries all season. The Tar Heels shouldn’t be written off because of their misfortunes. Teams like this are dangerous.
Game time is 12:00p E with coverage available on the ESPN2.
Our next match up features two teams with plenty to play for in the form of a bowl bid. Louisville has stumbled through the season with miscues on both the offensive and defensive lines. Imagine how much more deadly Lamar Jackson would be with a stable pocket.
Wake Forest, like most teams, struggled defensively against the Georgia Tech option. The Demon Deacons are more than capable of putting points up on the board.
The person running the scoreboard is in for a busy day.
This game comes down to whether someone, anyone can stop Lamar Jackson.
Game time is 12:20p E with coverage on ACC Network Extra.
ACC Football Schedule – Power Poll
After a bit of a wake up call to fans that Virginia hasn’t quite turned the corner yet, Bronco Mendenhall rallies the troops for another challenge in Pitt.
Pat Narduzzi’s Panthers are feeling their oats after knocking off Duke in Durham.
Both teams are struggling more than they should be at this point in the season on the offensive side of the ball. Look no further than the quarterbacks of both teams for an explanation. One has an excuse, the other does not.
The Cavaliers have an opportunity to recover from last week’s loss by picking apart Pitt’s secondary. The Panthers can continue winning by apply pressure up front on Benkert.
High scoring game? Not likely but if one or both quarterbacks show up, all bets are off.
Game time is 12:30p E with coverage on ACC Network Extra.
Our one mid-afternoon game is a doozy. #14 NC State travels to Indiana in search of some luck. #9 Notre Dame would like to keep it all to themselves.
Chris Bond (read his column) calls this, “the most compelling game of the year” and with good reason. Both teams come into this game with 6-1 records and aspire to make it to the College Football Playoffs.
An effective ground and pound running game is meeting one of the stingiest running defenses in the country. Both teams are capable of putting points on the board and both more than capable of stopping opponents from doing so.
Game time is 3:30p E with coverage on NBC.
ACC Football Schedule – AP Top 25
The evening games begin with Duke headed to #13 Virginia Tech. For an interesting side note to this game, be sure to read ACC Football Roundup (below).
Duke hit their mid-season flounder as quarterback Daniel Jones just couldn’t get the offense moving against Pitt. David Cutcliffe is good about steering players back into traffic when they take detours. Can the coach redirect Jones in time to do battle with the Hokies?
Virginia Tech got back into high gear by taking North Carolina to the wood shed last week. The Hokies defense and special teams are living up to their reputation. Justin Fuente still needs to get Josh Jackson and company into some kind of rhythm that makes opposing defenses fear them.
Game time is 7:20p E with coverage on ACC Network Extra.
Clemson is at a point in the season where they need a “show me” game. Who better than Georgia Tech to push the Tigers to the wall?
Georgia Tech’s option tests defenses unlike any other offense. If Paul Johnson puts his team into a high gear no huddle scheme, Brent Venables will be pulling his hair out.
Dabo Swinney will have to return the favor to keep the Yellow Jackets out of the backfield. The Tigers can and must use every all of their offense weapons to wear Georgia Tech down.
This could prove to be a train wreck for Clemson or end up proving they are all that. Repeat the sentence and insert Georgia Tech.
Let the fun begin.
Game time is 8:00p E with coverage on ESPN2/ABC.