ACC Bowl Projections – Week 8

ACC bowl projections for Week 8 of the 2016 season. Clemson survives NC State’s upset bid and remains on track for a College Football Playoff berth.

No one said making a second consecutive College Football Playoff appearance would be easy, and that’s exactly the feeling that Clemson experienced on Saturday in its near-loss to NC State.

Can the Tigers keep winning despite continually turning the ball over? Dabo Swinney’s squad has 16 giveaways on the season, though it had 27 last year and still reached the national championship game. The Tigers are still slated for a date with Ohio State in this week’s projections, though the seeds are now flipped.

Meanwhile, which ACC team wants to win the Coastal division? The Miami-Virginia Tech tilt on Thursday night looms large.

Where could your favorite ACC team be headed this holiday season?

Week 8 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. Cal*

Military Bowl

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

Russell Athletic Bowl

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

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. Auburn

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. LSU

Orange Bowl

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

Fiesta Bowl – College Football Playoff Semifinal

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

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