Week Twelve: ACC Nation Pigskin Picks

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It’s off to the races in the Coastal Division for week twelve of ACC football. Following week eleven Virginia holds the top spot at 5-2 in the conference with Pitt (who lost early in the season to the Cavaliers) holding the second spot with a 3-2 record. At number three is Virginia Tech and the Hokies also have a 3-2 conference record. At number four is Miami at 4-3. All four teams have six wins although Virginia Tech needs one more FBS win for them to make it to a bowl.

Would you be surprised if we told you there was a bit of mayhem in the ACC last week? No? We didn’t think so. What games kept the whirling dervish going? Florida State upended Boston College and Georgia Tech gave Virginia a run for their money. Then Miami woke up against Louisville and Virginia Tech delivered a knock out punch to Wake Forest.

The voters aren’t expecting any big surprises this week….wait, it looks as if one person expects an upset. We’ll let you take a look at the week twelve picks to see who and what game.


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A quick look at the Atlantic Division shows Clemson at 7-0 in the conference and rising to No. 3 in the latest CFP Top 25. Wake Forest is 3-2 and bowl bound with a 7-2 overall record. Florida State and Louisville are both a game away from qualifying for a bowl invitation. The Seminoles are 4-4 in the ACC while the Cardinals are 3-3.


Week Twelve

Week Twelve

ACC Nation Pigskin Picks

Fearless ForecastersGame(s) (pick in bold)Record
Will Ojanen
North Carolina @ Pitt
Alabama State @ Florida State
Navy @ Notre Dame
Wake Forest @ Clemson
Virginia Tech @ Georgia Tech
Syracuse @ Duke
Louisville @ NC State
66-27
Xayveon
North Carolina @ Pitt
Alabama State @ Florida State
Navy @ Notre Dame
Wake Forest @ Clemson
Virginia Tech @ Georgia Tech
Syracuse @ Duke
Louisville @ NC State
56-37
Jim Quist
North Carolina @ Pitt
Alabama State @ Florida State
Navy @ Notre Dame
Wake Forest @ Clemson
Virginia Tech @ Georgia Tech
Syracuse @ Duke
Louisville @ NC State
67-26
Chris Bond
North Carolina @ Pitt
Alabama State @ Florida State
Navy @ Notre Dame
Wake Forest @ Clemson
Virginia Tech @ Georgia Tech
Syracuse @ Duke
Louisville @ NC State
64-29

Conference football gets underway tonight (Thursday, November 14) as North Carolina heads to a somewhat nippy Pitt. The skies will be clear, a light wind and a low of 24 is expected. Those Tar Heel fans traveling from North Carolina may seriously consider a few extra layers so you aren’t miserable by the second quarter.

The consensus is it may be a miserable evening aside from the weather. The pickers are all in on Pitt.

If you haven’t noticed by now we’ll point it out. Will is going out on a bit of a limb by picking Navy as an upset winner over Notre Dame. The Irish may well be ripe for the picking but odds are Kelly and company get back into gear this week. Fans should hope so as Navy has what it takes to pull off a win.


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It will be well worth keeping an eye on the outcome of Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech. These two teams have somewhat of a running battle and both have seen a late season surge.

Does Syracuse have anything in the tank….say, pride….to pull off a win against Duke? We’ll know soon enough if the Orange has flat-lined by the score at the half.

Louisville should come out of their loss against Miami with a taste for vengeance. Can the Wolfpack hold them at bay? If the Cardinals offense gets on a roll it will be a long afternoon for NC State.


Week Twelve