ACC Nation Football Picks


The October surprise came in the form of a train wreck for one of our ‘esteemed’ pickers. That has thrown ACC Nation Football Picks into a veritable horse race.

There is very little difference of opinion in the picks this week as only Will goes against the grain with his selection in the Duke @ Miami game.

For the majority of the country the temperatures, smells, sights and sounds all yell football. With four weeks of regular college action left in November the season in some ways feels as if it’s just beginning. There’s a mad dash to the finish line going on in one division of the ACC while the other is close to locked up.

If you imagined that the ACC was the only conference experiencing the ‘November Romp’ then look around. There are some critical games in almost every conference that will determine post-season play. Buckle up for the sprint to the finish.

Let’s take a look at where the guys have been in order to know where they’re going –

Last Week’s Picks

GAMEWILL 58-16XAYVEON 57-17JIM 61-13
Georgia Tech @ Virginia Tech
Virginia TechVirginia TechVirginia Tech
Miami @ Boston CollegeBoston CollegeBoston CollegeMiami
Wake Forest @ LouisvilleWake ForestLouisvilleLouisville
North Carolina @ VirginiaVirginiaVirginiaVirginia
Clemson @ Florida StateClemsonClemsonClemson
Duke @ PittPittPittDuke
NC State @ SyracuseNC StateNC StateNC State
Notre Dame vs NavyNotre DameNotre DameNotre Dame

This Week’s Picks

GAMEWILL 64-18XAYVEON 62-20JIM 64-18
Pitt @ VirginiaVirginiaVirginiaVirginia
Louisville @ ClemsonClemsonClemsonClemson
Syracuse @ Wake ForestSyracuseSyracuseSyracuse
Georgia Tech @ North CarolinaGeorgia TechGeorgia TechGeorgia Tech
Florida State @ NC StateNC StateNC StateNC State
Boston College @ Virginia TechBoston CollegeBoston CollegeBoston College
Duke @ MiamiMiamiDukeDuke
Notre Dame @ NorthwesternNotre DameNotre DameNotre Dame

Those Wildcards

  • Pitt @ Virginia – Let’s not get too comfortable Cavalier fans. The Panthers played Notre Dame to within 5 and then put up 54 on Duke. Pitt is in a good position to upset the apple cart.
  • Syracuse @ Wake Forest – The Orange won’t know how to act playing on real grass out in the Sun. There are two key factors going against Syracuse. Wake Forest’s home field advantage and wind gusts forecast up to 18 mph. A running game and a defense that can stop it may decide this one.
  • Boston College @ Virginia Tech – Weather may be a factor here as well at least from the standpoint of passing. Light rain in the morning and then gusts up to 21 mph could make the ball wobble a bit. Do the Hokies have a run defense that can stop A.J. Dillon?
  • Duke @ Miami – Here we go with the weather again. With temperatures hovering around 85 the Blue Devils will need to keep hydrated and rotate personnel. We would mention the rain but it always rains in Florida. The Canes have home field advantage. Will they take that plus and notch a win?
  • Notre Dame @ Northwestern – Danger, Will Robinson! This should have spoiler alert beside it. The Irish can’t take Northwestern for granted. Period. A big win will go a long way in locking up a final four playoff spot. A loss? Another year, another no-show does not bode well for a head coaches’ job security.

Who are you picking this week?

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