ACC Picks Week 11
This week isn’t a very exciting one in the ACC. If I had to choose a game of the week, I would go with Louisville at Boston College. Louisville is coming off a Thursday night loss to Florida State. Louisville went up 21-0 early and blew the game in the second half. Boston College is on a two game winning streak, with wins over Wake Forest and Virginia Tech. The Eagles have already upset USC this season. Boston College has the 19th ranked scoring defense in the country and haven’t given up more than 31 points in a game this season. Louisville had the top ranked scoring defense until last week, giving up a season high 42 points to FSU. Before last week they hadn’t given up more than 23 points in a game. Offensively the Cardinals have struggled and they tend to struggle more against top ranked teams. Boston College strength on offense is their running game, which is tenth in the country. I expect this to be a tight game and to come down to the final possession. I got Louisville pulling out the win.
Virginia has a lot of talent, but lacks the offensive prowess to win big games. In my opinion the Cavaliers have one of the better defenses in the ACC. Virginia has to travel down to Tallahassee, to take on the number two team in the country, Florida State. The Seminoles are coming off a win at Louisville. Virginia will have someone show up on the offensive side of the ball, for them to have a shot in this game, but I don’t expect that to happen. The Cavaliers have given-up lately and their play shows it, and I expect a coaching change their soon. But, this week I think they will find a way to keep it close early, but I fully expect FSU to run away with the game in the second half. I got Florida State winning by three touchdowns, but wouldn’t be surprised if this game is close going into the fourth.
Thursday, November 6
35 #21 Clemson @ Wake Forest 13
Saturday, November 8
38 #24 Georgia Tech @ North Carolina State 27
38 #22 Duke @ Syracuse 16
13 Virginia @ #2 Florida State 34
28 Louisville @ Boston College 24