Week Eleven: ACC Nation Pigskin Picks

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Had enough football yet? Sure, sure, basketball has started and there are myriad championships going on to distract you. But, really, the best is yet to come so don’t get up from your seat at the stadium until the clock winds all the way down. What do we have in store for you in week eleven of ACC Nation Pigskin Picks? Come one, come all and step right up for our thoughts on this weekend.

At first glance, the ACC Nation football schedule offers up a mish-mash of games. We think you should take a closer look or at least let us do it for you and explain why along the way.

We’re at that point in the season where injuries, fatigue and general distractions are impacting play. These factors are only going to be amplified as we get closer to the holidays. Call it, ‘The Turkey Factor’, if you will. Players and coaches are only human and therein lies the problem.

It could be something as simple as a new face and different voice that could help the Seminoles gel against Boston College. The Eagles want to lock in a bowl bid.


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Injuries on one end and the glimmer of momentum on the other may make Virginia and Georgia Tech far more interesting than first imagined.

Speaking of momentum, let’s not lose sight of Louisville and Miami. This is a, ‘we go to a bowl’ game for both teams.

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Wake Forest is already headed to a bowl while Virginia Tech needs a win to lock in their bid. This game is a challenge for both teams. The Demon Deacons can demonstrate their worthiness as a Top 25 team. Meanwhile, the Hokies can prove they’re finally on the right track after giving the Irish a pucker.

Speaking of Notre Dame they head to Duke for what certainly could (emphasis, could) be an interesting game. Remember, Duke held in there for a couple of quarters against Alabama, then rolled over Virginia Tech. The Blue Devils don’t seem to be the same team but then you know what happens when we make assumptions. The Irish also don’t seem to be the same team we thought they were earlier in the season. Are some of the factors we spoke of at the front end of this article dinging the team?


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Finally, Clemson and NC State. Yeah, Clemson has been on a roll. Yeah, NC State hasn’t. What could go wrong? Those good old inter-division games that people over-look is what could go wrong. You probably won’t find any of the guys picking NC State in this game but just remember what Dabo says about every game.

ACC Nation Pigskin Picks

Fearless ForecastersGame(s) (pick in bold)Record
Will Ojanen
Florida State @ Boston College
Georgia Tech @ Virginia
Wake Forest @ Virginia Tech
Louisville @ Miami
Notre Dame @ Duke
Clemson @ NC State
63-24
Xayveon
Florida State @ Boston College
Georgia Tech @ Virginia
Wake Forest @ Virginia Tech
Louisville @ Miami
Notre Dame @ Duke
Clemson @ NC State
53-34
Jim Quist
Florida State @ Boston College
Georgia Tech @ Virginia
Wake Forest @ Virginia Tech
Louisville @ Miami
Notre Dame @ Duke
Clemson @ NC State
64-23
Chris Bond
Florida State @ Boston College
Georgia Tech @ Virginia
Wake Forest @ Virginia Tech
Louisville @ Miami
Notre Dame @ Duke
Clemson @ NC State
61-25

Fall football weather is finally kicking into high gear for week eleven, unless, of course you live in Florida. Boston College will welcome the Seminoles to a comfy high of 40. Miami rolls out the sunshine for Louisville where it will be 82.


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For the rest of you the temperatures will range from 48-51. If you’re tailgating break out the layers that you can peel on/off as the day progresses.

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