ACC Predictions - Week 13

Another interesting week of ACC action this week as the CuseNation.com staff predictions each matchup inside.

Only two weeks left in the regular season, and there are still plenty of important ACC matchups which will decide the final standings. John Garcia Jr. and Mike McAllister are separated by just two games.

Current Standings

Garcia Jr.: 73-20
McAllister: 71-22

Old Dominion at North Carolina

Garcia Jr.: ODU is a good program year-in, year-out, but UNC is finally playing up to its potential. Heels take care of business at home, 31-20.

McAllister: North Carolina has turned things around in recent week and will ride that hot streak to a win over Old Dominion. UNC 38 ODU 17

Duke at Wake Forest

Garcia Jr.: The short trip for the Blue Devils will be one with a business-like mentality. The offense is clicking and the defense is a little better than one may be aware of. That all adds up to an easy one. Devils dominate, 34-10.

McAllister: The surprise of the ACC conference has been the performance of the Duke Blue Devils, who suddenly control their own destiny into the ACC title game. Their high flying offense gets it done on the road against a Wake Forest team that is banged up and not playing well. Duke 31 Wake Forest 21

Virginia at Miami

Garcia Jr.: The U is on the wrong side of a streak, never recovering from the embarrassment by the Seminoles last month. However, little ole' UVA comes to town late in the year and the Canes will take it all out on Mike London's group, 38-14.

McAllister: What happened to Miami? After such a strong start, they have come tumbling down to earth. This is the weak they turn it around at home against a Virginia team that has struggled all year. Miami 30 Virginia 10

The Citadel at Clemson

Garcia Jr.: This in-state battle isn't as close as next's week's will be for the Tigers, and they tune-up for South Carolina next week with an easy one, 45-10.

McAllister: What else is there to say other than Clemson is much more talented all over the field? Boyd has a field day as the Tigers roll. Clemson 52 The Citadel 7

East Carolina at North Carolina State

Garcia Jr.: The Pirates have had a good year, State has not after a solid start. Several will make the trip to Raleigh for this one, and it will have an impact in a slight upset, 27-20.

McAllister: East Carolina comes into Raleigh with N.C. State playing poor football this season. But the Wolfpack are able to get it done at home 24-21.

Pittsburgh at Syracuse

Garcia Jr.: The Orange has two home games left, needing to win one to get to the post-season, and Pitt is the weaker opponent with B.C.'s mighty rushing attack coming into town next weekend. With that said, SU needs to take care of business with Tom Savage in the Dome once more. They get it done with a running resurgence, and Hunt helps with that cause en route to a 28-17 win. Time to go bowling.

McAllister: Syracuse puts pressure on the quarterback and Pitt struggles to protect theirs. But the Orange are stricken with the injury bug, and the Panthers are able to take advantage of a weakened Syracuse secondary in a 27-24 road win.

Alabama A&M at Georgia Tech

Garcia Jr.: Isaiah Crowell and ASU will make some plays on offense, but the defense won't be able to slow the triple-option. Tech takes care of home turn, 41-21.

McAllister: Vad Lee has a huge day as the triple option is too much for A&M. Tech wins in a route 38-14.

Boston College at Maryland

Garcia Jr.: Maryland got into the bowl season last week, and they take a step back with Andre Williams i town. The nation's leading rusher hits the 200-yard mark once more and Myles Willis chips in during a 27-13 victory.

McAllister: Two teams that are already bowl eligible battle for ACC positioning. The Eagles have one of the best ground attacks in the country, while Maryland is coming off of a surprise road win. The Terps are able to take care of business at home, as they slow down Williams just enough. Maryland 27 Boston College 26

Idaho at Florida State

Garcia Jr.: Despite the Jamies Winston off-field situation, the Noles will simply crush the Vandals. Too much offense, too much defense and it's at Doak Campbell Stadium. 11-0 is in sight and will be accomplished, 52-7.

McAllister: In one of the most lopsided matchups of the week, Florida State cracks 70 points for the time this season. FSU 73 Idaho 0


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