ACC Week 13: Rankings, bowl projections, coach rankings, schedules, and results of all the games.
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ACC Week 13 Game Rankings
Player of the Week
RB Cade Carney, Wake Forest
In the game the Demon Deacons had to have to go bowling, Carney ran 31 times for 223 yards and two touchdowns – and QB Jamie Newman completed 18-of-23 passes for 177 yards and four touchdowns – in the 59-7 win over Duke.
Ranking the games from worst to best …
9. Wake Forest 59, Duke 7
The Demon Deacons got bowl eligible by destroying the Blue Devils, Cade Carney ran for 223 yards and two scores.
8. Kentucky 56, Louisville 10
The Cardinals ran well, but the defense gave up 340 rushing yards in a miserable end to a miserable season.
7. Georgia 45, Georgia Tech 21
Georgia Tech was never in it. Jake Fromm went off early, the Yellow Jacket running game didn’t work until it was too late, and it was over by halftime with a 38-7 Dawg lead.
6. Florida 41, FLORIDA State 14
FSU stayed in the game for about a half, and then it got ugly. The Noles couldn’t stop turning the ball over and never had control of the offense in the second half. Now, the 35-year bowl streak is over.
5. Syracuse 42, Boston College 21
Eric Dungey was under center for Syracuse, and it was a different team. He threw for 362 yards and three touchdowns, and the Orange D held BC to just 105 rushing yards.
4. Miami 24, Pitt 3
Pitt might have been looking ahead to the ACC Championship and Clemson, but Miami’s D had something to do with the clunker. The Canes came up with six sacks to overcome a 6-of-24, 52-yard passing day from from N’Kosi Perry.
3. Clemson 56, South Carolina 35
Extremely entertaining Travis Etienne ran for 150 yards and the O cranked out 744 yards, but the secondary was hammered for 510 passing yards. It didn’t matter – the Tigers scored 14 points in every quarter.
2. NC State 34, North Carolina OT
Reggie Gallaspy ran for five touchdowns – including the game-winner in overtime – as NC State beat its rival in a literal fight. UNC head man Larry Fedora was fired soon after.
1. Virginia Tech 34, Virginia 31 OT
Virginia Tech stayed alive for bowl eligibility with a field goal in overtime and a forced fumble to get the win over the bitter rival.