ACC Nation Football Picks
Welcome to The Pick. We run down our weekly ACC Nation Football Picks for each week’s games. For more in depth analysis on games, we invite you to subscribe (free) to ACC Nation Podcast. Listen to this week’s extended episode.
Want to go head to head with the guys for a week? We’ll see how good you are at picking a random lineup of games during the season. Send us your name, email and phone number here. Why your phone number? You’ll join the guys on the ACC Nation Podcast to either gloat or defend all those dubious picks.
Opening week usually brings about quite a few similar picks however this season there are a handful of games the guys didn’t see eye to eye on. Let’s take a look and find out who will be trash talking on the next podcast episode.
ACC Nation Football Picks
|Presbyterian @ Wake Forest||WF||WF||WF||WF|
|C. Conn. St @ Syracuse||Syr||Syr||Syr||Syr|
|Boston College @ N. Illinois||BC||BC||BC||BC|
|Kent St @ Clemson||Clem||Clem||Clem||Clem|
|Cal @ North Carolina||UNC||Cal||Cal||UNC|
|Bethune-Cookman @ Miami||Mia||Mia||Mia||Mia|
|Youngstown St @ Pitt||Pitt||Pitt||Pitt||Pitt|
|NC State vs South Carolina||NC St||NC St||SC||NC St|
|William & Mary @ Virginia||UVA||UVA||UVA||UVA|
|NC Central @ Duke||Duke||Duke||Duke||Duke|
|Louisville vs Purdue||Lou||Lou||Lou||Lou|
|Florida St vs Alabama||FSU||FSU||FSU||FSU|
|West Virginia vs Virginia Tech||VT||VT||WV||VT|
|Tennessee @ Georgia Tech||TN||TN||GT||GT|
|Temple @ Notre Dame||ND||ND||ND||ND|
|WEEK ONE RECORD|
ACC Nation Football Picks – Analysis
The first difference of opinion pops up in the California – North Carolina match up. There’s some skepticism as to whether the Tar Heels can adequately replace key openings.
Amazingly enough it’s not Chris picking South Carolina as he’s made no bones about his doubts surrounding Dave Doeren on the podcast. Xayveon steps up to take the flak from Wolfpack fans and thinks the Gamecocks may have a surprise awaiting NC State.
In what is the biggest opening day game, Florida State and Alabama go toe to toe in Atlanta. Are all the guys ‘homers’ or do they know something that Nick Saban should be worried about?
Xayveon isn’t sold on the ability of Virginia Tech’s offense to score the points against the Mountaineers. Close game? Very likely and we’ll be watching.
The guys split the difference in the Tennessee – Georgia Tech game. Jim thinks the Yellow Jackets offense scrambles many a good defense’s brains. If they Paul Johnson has his team firing on all cylinders, it’s all over for the Volunteers. Will and Chris think Tennessee is too much of a challenge for Georgia Tech to overcome. We’ll all find out on Labor Day.
Enjoy the opening week of ACC football.