It is the next to last weekend of regular season ACC football, and there is still a lot to be decided. On Saturday, there is a Coastal Division elimination game, and Florida State can clinch the Atlantic Division. Meanwhile, Wake Forest and Miami can earn bowl eligibility with non-conference wins over Notre Dame and South Florida, respectively.
Here are five questions for the 12th Saturday in ACC football:
1. Will Duke or Georgia Tech still be alive in the Coastal Division race? The loser of the game between the Blue Devils and Yellow Jackets will be eliminated from the Coastal Division race. Duke still controls its own destiny and will need to win again next week against Miami to clinch the division. Georgia Tech needs to beat Duke then hope the Blue Devils can beat the Hurricanes next week.
2. Can Florida State comfortably close out the Atlantic Division? All the Seminoles need to do to clinch the Atlantic Division is win at Maryland. The Terrapins will start LB Shawn Petty at quarterback for the third game in a row, but they are sporting some sharp new uniforms. Florida State should not have any trouble as it hopes to clinch its second division title in the last three years.
3. How much of a game will Wake Forest give Notre Dame? The Demon Deacons have struggled against the best competition on their schedule, losing to Florida State and Clemson by a combined score of 94-13. Oddly, the Fighting Irish have performed better on the road than at home. Notre Dame has won each of its home games by seven points or less, including a 29-26 triple overtime victory over Pittsburgh on Nov. 3.
4. Will Boston College snap Virginia Tech's consecutive bowl streak? The Eagles can play the spoiler role Saturday as the Hokies need to win their final two games to make it back to a bowl for the 20th consecutive season. It could be an emotionally charged Boston College team since it is senior day and most likely the final home game for coach Frank Spaziani, who is on the hot seat.
5. Which NC State team will show up in Clemson's Death Valley? The Wolfpack beat Florida State at home, 17-16, earlier this season and later lost at home to Virginia 33-6. Those results perfectly demonstrate the inconsistency of NC State this season. Last year, the Wolfpack rolled Clemson 37-13 in Raleigh, but the Tigers have played really well of late with four consecutive wins by at least 21 points.
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