Friday, November 28, 2008

Week 14 Preview: More Mayhem Ahead

MIAMI (7-4) at N.C. STATE (5-6)
Saturday, 11/29/08, noon ET - Carter Finley Stadium, Raleigh, NC
Series Record: Miami leads 7-4-1; the Wolfpack won last year's meeting 19-16 in OT
What May or May Not Happen: Russell Wilson and the Pack are in a groove. Just two weeks ago, odes to Randy Shannon were abundant; now, watch the wolves come out when State beats the Canes. A fickle game, this college football is. N.C. State 27, Miami 20

GEORGIA TECH (8-3) at GEORGIA (9-2)
Saturday, 11/29/08, noon ET - Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA
Series Record: Georgia leads 59-38-5; the Bulldogs won last year's meeting 31-17
What May or May Not Happen: Georgia's been overrated and soft from day one. Josh Nesbitt and Jonathan Dwyer will rattle the Dawg defense, while Michael Johnson and Co. will punish the grossly over-hyped Matt Stafford. Georgia Tech 30, Georgia 20

SOUTH CAROLINA (7-4) at CLEMSON (6-5)
Saturday, 11/29/08, noon ET - Memorial Stadium, Clemson, SC
Series Record: Clemson leads 64-37-4; the Tigers won last year's meeting 23-21
What May or May Not Happen: The five-to-ten year future of Clemson football likely rests on this game; if they win, it's The Dabo Show for at least a few more years. If they lose, they move on to bigger and better names. Clemson 20, South Carolina 17

VIRGINIA (5-6) at VIRGINIA TECH (7-4)
Saturday, 11/29/08, noon ET - Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, VA
Series Record: Virginia Tech leads 47-37-5; the Hokies won last year's meeting 33-21
What May or May Not Happen: We all know how this works in the ACC in 2008: When you have a chance to separate from the pack, you lose. Therefore...Virginia 14, Virginia Tech 13

FLORIDA (10-1) at FLORIDA STATE (8-3)
Saturday, 11/29/08, 3:30pm ET - Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, FL
Series Record: Florida leads 31-19-2; the Gators won last year's meeting 45-12
What May or May Not Happen: Perhaps with a more disciplined defense, the Seminoles could pull this one off. Maybe next year. Florida 42, Florida State 31

MARYLAND (7-4) at BOSTON COLLEGE (8-3)
Saturday, 11/29/08, 3:30pm ET - Alumni Stadium, Chestnut Hill, MA
Series Record: Boston College leads 3-2; the Terrapins won last year's meeting 42-35
What May or May Not Happen: See Virginia-Virginia Tech. Maryland 17, Boston College 14

NORTH CAROLINA (7-4) at DUKE (4-7)
Saturday, 11/29/08, 3:30pm ET - Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, NC
Series Record: North Carolina leads 54-36-4; the Tar Heels won last year's meeting 20-14 in OT
What May or May Not Happen: This is everyone's trendy upset pick this weekend. I'm betting the Heels are seething over last week's embarassment to State and will take it out on the Blue Devils. Sorta. North Carolina 28, Duke 17

VANDERBILT (6-5) at WAKE FOREST (6-5)
Saturday, 11/29/08, 7pm ET - BB&T Field, Winston-Salem, NC
Series Record: Vanderbilt leads 7-4; the Demon Deacons won last year's meeting 31-17
What May or May Not Happen: The SEC's darling goes 0-2 against the ACC's two smallest schools. And nobody notices. Wake Forest 20, Vanderbilt 14

3 comments:

Winfield Featherston said...

I approve of both predictions!

Lee said...

ACC > SEC
This year and hopefully into the future judging by how good UNC and GT are about to become.

Anonymous said...

Nice work on the GT/UGA prediction! Go Jackets!!!