ACC Football Predictions, Schedule – Week 9

Predictions and schedule for every ACC football game in Week 9 of the 2016 season. In what is always an important matchup, Clemson clashes with Florida State in Tallahassee as the Tigers look to remain on top in the Atlantic Division. 

Despite the emergence of Louisville this season, the balance of the ACC Atlantic division still rests heavily on this week’s biggest rivalry game, with Clemson and Florida State squaring off in Doak Campbell Stadium. The winner of the annual meeting has won the ACC title game the last five seasons, and with a favorable schedule moving forward the Tigers could all but lock up the division with a win in Tallahassee. Thanks to early losses to Louisville and UNC, the Seminoles can ill afford to lose another conference game and will look to continue the four-game home winning streak they hold over Clemson.

Elsewhere in the conference, Miami and honorary member Notre Dame will renew their rivalry in South Bend. Both teams come in on losing streaks, with a 2-5 record the Fighting Irish have the most to lose as they are dangerously close to missing out on the postseason entirely. While the Hurricanes’ losing streak knocked them out of contention in the Coastal division, they still have plenty to play for as they look to end their losing streaking against the Irish.

ACC play begins on Thursday night, as Virginia Tech takes on the Pitt Panthers, with both teams fighting to stay ahead in the Coastal division race.

Below is a schedule of all the ACC Football games for Week 9, as well as predictions for each game.

Week 9 ACC Football Prediction and Schedule

Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh

Date: Thursday, October 27
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Heniz Field
Broadcast: ESPN

Pick: Virginia Tech

Preview and Score Prediction: Virginia Tech vs. Pittsburgh

Duke at Georgia Tech

Date: Saturday, October 29
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Bobby Dodd Stadium
Broadcast: ACC Network

Pick: Georgia Tech

Preview and Score Prediction: Duke vs. Georgia Tech

Louisville at Virginia

Date: Saturday, October 29
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Scott Stadium
Broadcast: ABC

Pick: Louisville

Preview and Score Prediction: Louisville vs. Virginia

Boston College at NC State

Date: Saturday, October 29
Time: 12:30 PM
Location: Carter-Finley Stadium
Broadcast: ACC Network

Pick: NC State

Preview and Score Prediction: Boston College vs. NC State

Army at Wake Forest

Date: Saturday, October 29
Time: 3:30 PM
Location: BB&T Field
Broadcast: ACC Network

Pick: Wake Forest

Preview and Score Prediction: Army vs. Wake Forest

Miami at Notre Dame

Date: Saturday, October 29
Time: 3:30 PM
Location: Notre Dame Stadium
Broadcast: NBC

Pick: Notre Dame

Preview and Score Prediction: Miami vs. Notre Dame

Clemson at Florida State

Date: Saturday, October 29
Time: 8:00 PM
Location: Doak Campbell Stadium
Broadcast: ABC

Pick: Clemson

Preview and Score Prediction: Clemson vs. Florida State