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.

    October 16, 2016

    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

    MORE: Complete College Football Bowl Projections – Week 8

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