ACC Bowl Projections – Week 12


ACC bowl projections for Week 12 of the 2016 season. Pitt stuns Clemson, taking the Tigers out of the College Football Playoff driver’s seat.


It was another wild and crazy week in the ACC, starting with Duke’s win over North Carolina on Thursday and culminating with Pitt’s upset of Clemson on Saturday.

The Panthers delivered Clemson its first loss to an unranked opponent in five seasons, a span of 46 games, so now Dabo Swinney’s squad no longer controls its own College Football Playoff destiny.

Meanwhile, Virginia Tech was looking to clinch the ACC Coastal Division crown against Georgia Tech but ended up playing one of its worst games of the season.

Just your typical week in the ACC, which has given college football fans some great games all year long.

Where does your favorite team land in this week’s postseason picture?

Week 12 ACC Bowl Projections

Quick Lane Bowl

Date: Dec. 26
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Tie-ins: ACC/Big Ten
Quick Lane Bowl Projection: Georgia Tech vs. Indiana

Independence Bowl

Date: Dec. 26
Location: Shreveport, Louisiana
Tie-ins: ACC/SEC
Independence Bowl Projection: Wake Forest vs. UTSA*

Military Bowl

Date: Dec. 27
Location: Annapolis, Maryland
Tie-ins: ACC/AAC
Military Bowl Projection: Pittsburgh vs. Temple

Russell Athletic Bowl

Date: Dec. 28
Location: Orlando, Florida
Tie-ins: ACC/Big 12
Russell Athletic Bowl Projection: Miami vs. West Virginia

Pinstripe Bowl

Date: Dec. 28
Location: New York, New York
Tie-ins: ACC/Big Ten
Pinstripe Bowl Projection: NC State vs. Maryland

Belk Bowl

Date: Dec. 29
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Tie-ins: ACC/SEC
Belk Bowl Projection: Virginia Tech vs. Arkansas

Sun Bowl

Date: Dec. 30
Location: El Paso, Texas
Tie-ins: ACC/Pac-12
Sun Bowl Projection: North Carolina vs. Stanford

TaxSlayer Bowl

Date: Dec. 31
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Tie-ins: ACC/Big Ten vs. SEC
TaxSlayer Bowl Projection: Florida State vs. Auburn

Orange Bowl

Date: Dec. 30
Location: Miami, Florida
Tie-ins: ACC vs. Big Ten/SEC/Notre Dame
Orange Bowl Projection: Louisville vs. Wisconsin

Fiesta Bowl – College Football Playoff Semifinal

Date: Dec. 31
Location: Glendale, Arizona
Tie-ins: CFP No. 2/CFP No. 3
Fiesta Bowl Projection: Michigan vs. Clemson

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