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ACC Football Week #12: Preview

#21 Maryland at #20 Boston College, 12:00 PM, ESPN

Who would have thought a few weeks ago that this would be one of the few ACC matchups between ranked teams. Boston College needs this win to keep their divisional title hopes alive and Maryland needs this win to keep their path to a divisional title a lot less complicated. Maryland has made a living in the past five games of winning close and not committing mental mistakes which almost always do a team in. Boston College has played consistent Tom O'Brien football apart from a poor performance at NC State. Maryland has been playing with fire for five weeks and this week it finally catches up.

Boston College 24 Maryland 14

NC State at UNC, 12:00 PM, Raycom/LF

This is the "Something Has to Give Game" or the "Chuck Amato Watches It All Slips Away Game" whichever way you want to see it.

UNC 24 NC State 23

Miami at Virginia, 12:00 PM

Miami will do to Virginia what Florida State did to them and that is bury their meager offense with a suffocating D. This win makes the Canes bowl eligible.

Miami 28 UVa 10

Duke at #18 Georgia Tech, 1:30 PM

Tech will be looking ahead to Georgia next week and it will not matter,

GT 41 Duke 0

Western Michigan at Florida State, 2:00 PM

FSU boosters did an interesting thing this week. They raised half a million dollars and convinced the much maligned Jeff Bowden to resign as offensive coordinator. I wish I could get a deal like that. FSU needs one win to get bowl eligible and next week they play Florida so this week is it and Western Michigan is by no means a pushover at 7-3. I just cannot see FSU not getting to a bowl.

FSU 14 Western Michigan 13

#19 Virginia Tech at #14 Wake Forest, 7:00 PM, ESPN2

Last week's 30-0 win at Florida State garnered Wake some major respect. This week it is time to prove again that they deserve that respect. Virginia Tech is probably more consistent on defense that FSU is but share the same offensive struggles. Wake has to be careful about coming down from a huge win and making this into a trap game. Wake is rolling and will continue to roll.

Wake Forest 21 VT 13

Last Week: 6-0
This Season: 61-20