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ACC Week 13 Preview

The ACC has plenty on tap this weekend, including some very good rivalries.

No. 4 Florida (10-1, 7-1 SEC) and No. 10 Florida State (10-1, 7-1 ACC) has almost become like a national championship semi-final provided some teams lose.

After Miami (6-5, 4-3 ACC) self-imposed another bowl ban this week, Duke (6-5, 3-4 ACC) still needs a win to improve their bowl position. We gave that game an extended look with a weekend spotlight.

Virginia Tech (5-6, 3-4 ACC) takes on Virginia (4-7, 2-5 ACC) with a chance to go to their sixth consecutive bowl. The Hokies lead the ACC in sacks with almost three a game.

Georgia Tech (6-5, 5-3 ACC) heads to No. 3 Georgia (10-1, 7-1 SEC). The Yellow Jackets have the best run offense in the ACC and is third nationally with 324 yards a game. Georgia ranks in the middle of all teams nationally with over 150 rushing yards allowed per game.

No. 11 Clemson (10-1, 7-1 ACC) has BCS at-large hopes on the line when they host rival No. 12 South Carolina (9-2, 6-2 SEC). The Tigers haven't dropped a game at home since losing to the Gamecocks in 2010.

NC State (6-5, 3-4 ACC) looks to rebound after a 62-48 loss to Clemson last week as they take on Boston College (2-9, 1-6 ACC). The Wolfpack has the nations 16th best passing offense as they average over 300 yards a game.

North Carolina (7-4, 4-3 ACC) looks to have an eight win season for the first time since 2010 as they take on Maryland (4-7, 2-5 ACC). Despite offensive woes, Maryland has the second best pass defense in the ACC. They give up less than 200 yards passing a game.

In other non-conference action, Wake Forest (5-6, 3-5 ACC) hosts Vanderbilt (7-4, 5-3 SEC) as the Demon Deacons look to go to consecutive bowls for the first time since 2007-08.

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Justin Kane
Justin Kane Digital Media Assistant

Justin (Orlando, Fla.) is a third-year journalism student at Florida Gulf Coast University. He is also the sports editor of the student-run publication the Eagle News.

In his short career, Justin has press passes ranging from a game at Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium to the NCAA tournament.