For all the ACC Marbles: Pitt vs. Wake Forest

Last week, our Pitt Panthers won a lackluster but dominating game against the Syracuse Orange 31 – 14. It was not the fireworks display we had seen in the past. But there was no worry or concern on my part. This was my attitude even as Syracuse methodically worked down the field on their first drive. It was just a matter of time before Pitt was victorious.

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons (Wake, Dec’s) were not in the same position as Pitt. They had to win to clinch the Atlantic Division. They won convincingly over Boston College 41 – 10.

On to the stats review. ACC standings and Wake’s and Pitt’s year to date schedules.

Ten teams are bowl eligible. Only Virginia Tech won their sixth game last week. For bowl selections, the ACC one game jump rule is in effect.  None of the nine or 10 win games winners can be jumped over for a tier one bowl.

Common opponents are Virginia, Duke, North Carolina, Syracuse, and Clemson. Both teams can score. Pitt is better at scoring defense.

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