Nov 02, 2012

ACC Week Ten Preview

Virginia Tech (4-4, 2-2 ACC) travels to Sun Life Stadium for the 30th meeting with Miami (4-4, 3-2 ACC). The Hokies have won three in a row and seven of the last nine in the series, but the Hurricanes hold a 17-12 record over Va. Tech. History favors Frank Beamer’s Hokies, having lost just two of their 27 conference games in November dating back to their inception to the ACC in 2004.

Georgia Tech (3-5, 2-3 ACC) hits the road for the first of a two-game trip when it travels to Maryland (4-4, 2-2 ACC). The game features the nation’s fourth-best rushing offense (GT 311.8 YPG) versus the nation’s fourth-best rushing defense (Maryland 77.6 YPG).

Virginia (2-6, 0-4 ACC) heads to Raleigh for the first time in five years to take on N.C. State (5-3, 2-2 ACC). Wolfpack QB Mike Glennon has two 400+ yard passing performances this season and will put the Cavaliers’ secondary to the test as they give up 247 YPG and have forced just one interception this season.

Wake Forest (4-4, 2-4 ACC) welcomes Boston College (2-6, 1-4 ACC) to BB&T Field for the 20th meeting all time. Since renewing the battle in 2003 after a 50-year sabbatical, all nine matchups have been decided by 10 points or fewer.

Duke (6-3, 3-2 ACC) plays its second top 15 foe in as many weeks when it hosts No. 13 Clemson (7-1, 4-1 ACC) in Durham. The Tigers are riding a four-game winning streak this season and have won eight of the last nine against the Blue Devils. Clemson must contend with Duke’s balanced passing attack, featuring three receivers with at least 45 catches this season.

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