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ACC Football 2020, Week 13 (11/28/20)

Scores and comments on ACC football action

NCAA Football: Pittsburgh at Clemson
Pitt-Clemson highlights Saturday action
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Here’s your overview of scores with commentary for this week’s ACC football action...

Saturday, Nov. 28th, 2020

Early Games

NC State Wolfpack 36 at Syracuse Orange 29

Syracuse took an eight-point lead into the locker room at halftime and continued to hold a lead after three quarters, but the final period belonged to NC State as the Wolfpack pulled out a hard-fought road win. The Orange had a shot to force overtime but the Syracuse QB took an ill-advised sack on third down, then spiked the ball on fourth down to end the game.

Next up for NC State: Georgia Tech

Next up for Syracuse: at Notre Dame

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Mid-Afternoon Games

Pittsburgh Panthers 17 at #3 Clemson Tigers 52

The Tigers outscored the Panthers 31-0 in the first quarter and coasted to victory in their final home game of the 2020 season. Clemson will now have their turkey dinner one week later. On the bright side, the Pitt defense did register three more sacks.

Next up for Pitt: BYE

Next up for Clemson: at Virginia Tech

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Louisville Cardinals 27 at Boston College Eagles 34

The hometown Eagles held on to win a game in which the visiting Cardinals just never went away despite trailing most of the game. Louisville had more yardage on offense but also more turnovers (three to one) in a losing cause.

Next up for Louisville: BYE

Next up for B.C.: at Virginia

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Prime Time

Duke Blue Devils 33 at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 56

The Yellow Jackets were remarkably consistent at home, scoring exactly 14 points in each quarter while racking up 377 yards rushing and 523 in total. The teams also combined for eight turnovers (six of them fumbles, four by Duke alone) in a sloppy-looking game that somebody had to win.

Next up for Duke: Florida State

Next up for Ga Tech: at NC State

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Virginia 0 at Florida State Seminoles 0

POSTPONED

Next up for Virginia: Boston College

Next up for Florida State: at Duke

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Friday, Nov. 27th, 2020

Notre Dame Fighting Irish 31 at North Carolina Tar Heels 17

The Tar Heels played valiantly in the first half, but the superior athletes from Notre Dame eventually took over the game, getting an unusual second-half shutout of the home team.

Next up for Notre Dame: Syracuse

Next up for N. Carolina: Western Carolina (non-conference)

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For coverage of which teams helped the ACC football cause by losing, check out my post “Biggest Losers Week 13, 2020” on ACC Football Rx. It won’t make your favorite team any better, but it will make you feel better about your team, or no money back.