Here are things to see at the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 13:
game of the week
North Carolina (6-5, 3-4) at No. 24 NC State (8-3, 5-2). The Mercurial Tar Heels could end the Wolfpack’s Atlantic Division title hopes with a win in the 111th installment of the rivalry. NC State needed to win and Boston College claimed the division by defeating No. 21 Wake Forest in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. UNC has scored 58 or more points three times this season, all in victories. NC State ranks 13th nationally, allows only 18.7 points per game, and has won nine straight games at home.
Virginia Tech in Virginia. The Hokies (5-6, 3-4) have dominated the series, winning 16 of their last 17 matches, and need another win to bowl under interim coach Jesse Price. Virginia (6–5, 4–3) has had three consecutive losses, all against ranked teams, and No. 20 is coming from a 48–38 loss over Pittsburgh. Which knocked the Cavaliers out of the Coastal Division title race.
1 Georgia (11-0) at Georgia Tech (3-8). The Yellow Jackets have each won three games in coach Geoff Collins’ three seasons, and that doesn’t seem to change when they face the top-ranked Bulldogs.
The ACC record for teams that qualified to bowl is 11, and nine have already achieved the required six victories. Three more may make it this weekend. Virginia Tech needs a win in Virginia, Florida State (5-6) needs a win in Florida and Syracuse (5-6, 2-5) needs to beat Pittsburgh at home to qualify
The return of Virginia QB Brennan Armstrong made his game competitive in Pittsburgh, and to a great effect when the Cavaliers face Virginia Tech, looking for their second win in their last 18 meetings. The left-hander threw 487 yards and three touchdowns against the Panthers.
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