ACC Game Watch Thread 10/9/21

Pitt has a bye this week along with Boston College, Clemson, NC State and Miami. If you spend a lot of time watching college football on Saturdays, the below are the scheduled ACC games. You can do the normal thread thing. You can even discuss Big10 matchups.

Game: Georgia Tech (2-3, 1-2 ACC) @ Duke (3-2, 0-1 ACC)

  • Time: 12:30 PM
  • TV: ACC Regional Sports Network(RSN) or ESPN3

Why watch: Duke – RB Mataeo Durant (#5 NCAA, #2 ACC) in rushing yards per game (127.2). QB Gunner Holmberg

Why Watch: Georgia Tech – Are they the team that showed promise against Clemson and North Carolina? Or the team that Pitt demolished?

Prediction: Georgia Tech bounces back or HC Geoff Collins is on a seat that will be warming.

Link to ACC affiliates: 2021 Football RSN Affiliates: Georgia Tech at Duke – Atlantic Coast Conference (

Game: Virginia (3-2, 1-2 ACC) @ Louisville (3-2, 1-1 ACC)

  • Time: 3:00 PM
  • TV: ACCN

Why Watch : Virginia – The combo of QB Brennan Armstrong to WR Dontayvion Wick.

Why Watch : Louisville – For the rushing and passing ability of QB Malik Cunningham

Prediction:  Louisville puts a spike through any aspirations Virginia has for winning the Coastal.

Game: Wake Forest (5-0, 2-0 ACC) @ Syracuse (3-2, 0-1 ACC)

Why Watch: Wake Forest – the trendy pick to win the ACC Atlantic Division

Why Watch: Syracuse – RB Sean Tucker (#4 NCAA, #1 ACC) in rushing yards per game (127.2). The Syracuse defense (#12 NCAA, #1 ACC) in allowing only 284.6 yards/game.

Prediction: Wake Forest. I am as trendy as anyone (who is 70+). Besides I enjoyed my weekend in Winston-Salem in 2018.

Game: Florida State (1-4, 1-2 ACC) @ North Carolina (3-2, 2-2 ACC)

  • Time: 3:30 PM
  • TV: ESPN

Why Watch : Florida State – Do you like to watch teams from the state of Florida lose. I do and Florida State is situated in Florida.

Why Watch : North Carolina – Another QB/WR combo. This time QB Sam Howell to true freshman Josh Downs. Howell is top three in all ACC passing categories. Downs is the same in receiving.

Prediction: North Carolina.

Game: Notre Dame (5-0, 1-0 ACC opponents) @ Virginia Tech (3-1, 1-0 ACC)

  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • TV: ACCN

The ACC game of the century of the week.

Why Watch : Notre Dame – You know my opinion on teams from Florida. Notre Dame is not from Florida but I enjoy watching them lose.

Why Watch : Virginia Tech – They are Pitt’s opponent next weekend. Scout them while you can.

Prediction: You can discuss all the implications of a Virginia Tech win or loss (W/L) ranging from W/L blow out to close W/L. And how those scenarios effect the Virginia Tech team and fan base.