Week 11 ACC Football Scores, Picks Recap, Quick Analysis

    Week 11 ACC football scores, picks recaps, and quick game analysis.

    November 15, 2015

    Games In Order From Best To Worst

    Games In Order From Best To Worst

    Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech

    Final Score: Virginia Tech 23, Georgia Tech 21
    Pick: Virginia Tech 28, Georgia Tech 26
    Line: Georgia Tech -3.5, o/u: 53

    Down 14-0 early, the Virginia Tech defense took over in the final 46 minutes with Travon McMillian running for two touchdowns, Michael Brewer found Isaiah Ford for a 17-yard scoring pass, and Joey Slye nailing a 29-yard field goal. But Georgia Tech stayed ahead on a 32-yard pick-six from Brant Mitchell early in the third – that was it for the Yellow Jacket scoring. Down four late, the Hokies took advantage of a fumble leading to the second McMillian touchdown for the lead for good. Georgia Tech only outgained Virginia Tech 165 yards to 161 on the ground.

    Player of the Game: Virginia Tech RB Travon McMillian ran 24 times for 135 yards and two scores.

    Clemson at Syracuse

    Final Score: Clemson 37, Syracuse 27
    Pick: Clemson -27.5, o/u: 57
    Line: Clemson -27.5, o/u: 57

    Clemson got all it could handle from a feisty Syracuse team, but two Greg Huegel field goals in the fourth quarter – and accounting for the Tiger points after early in the second quarter with three field goals – were just enough. Deshaun Watson ran for a three-yard score and threw two touchdown passes including a 40-yard play to Deon Cain, but Syracuse hung around with two touchdown runs Zack Mahoney and one from Ervin Phillips, but the final 42-yarder from Huegel put it away. Clemson outgained Syracuse 570 yards to 322.

    Player of the Game: Clemson QB Deshaun Watson completed 34-of-47 passes for 360 yards and two scores with a pick, and ran 14 times for a game-high 105 yards and a score.

    Virginia at Louisville

    Final Score: Louisville 38, Virginia 31
    Pick: Louisville 28, Virginia 19
    Line: Louisville -13.5, o/u: 49

    Louisville overcame four Matt Johns touchdown passes with three to Canaan Severin from 30, 23 and 16 yards out with two second half touchdown runs from Brandon Radcliff including a 36-yards to get up 14 late. The score was tied at 17 in the first half with Kyle Bolin and Reggie Bonnafon each throwing touchdown passes for the Cardinals, but Johns kept throwing and keeping the game alive. Louisville got the onside kick after the final Johns scoring pass with just over a minute to go.

    Player of the Game: Louisville RB Brandon Radcliff ran 21 times for 146 yards and two scores.

    NC State at Florida State

    Final Score: Florida State 34, NC State 17
    Pick: Florida State 31, NC State 23
    Line: Florida State -9.5, o/u: 52.5

    Florida State overcame five turnovers and a rough first quarter with 27 unanswered points with two Sean Maguire touchdown passes for Kermit Whitfield, a 30-yard touchdown run from Dalvin Cook, and two Roberto Aguayo field goals for the win. Cook ran for a 13-yard score in the first quarter, but it was all NC State early on with a two-yard Jaylen Samuels touchdown catch and a two-yard Jacoby Brissett scoring run on the way to a 17-7 lead. The defense put the clamps down and Sean Maguire settled in for the Noles in the second half.

    Player of the Game: Florida State RB Dalvin Cook ran 22 times for 138 yards and two scores, and he caught two passes for 17 yards.

    Miami at North Carolina

    Final Score: North Carolina 59, Miami 21
    Pick: North Carolina 37, Miami 24
    Line: North Carolina -12.5, o/u: 63.5

    North Carolina scored the first 45 points of the game with Marquise Williams running for three touchdowns, throwing another, and with Ryan Switzer coming up with a 78-yard punt return for a score. Miami finally got on the board late in the third with a Lawrence Cager touchdown catch, but UNC answered right back with a nine-yard T.J. Logan scoring run. Brad Kaaya and Trayone Gray each ran for one-yard scores in the fourth for the Hurricanes. Miami was -3 in turnover margin and committed 12 penalties for 103 yards.

    Player of the Game: North Carolina QB Marquise Williams completed 11-of-16 passes for 105 yards and a score, and ran 12 times for 101 yards and three scores.

    Pitt at Duke

    Final Score: Pitt 31, Duke 13
    Pick: Duke 30, Pittsburgh 26
    Line: Duke -3.5, o/u: 51.5

    Down 10-7 early, Pitt was helped by three takeaways and the running of Quadree Ollison to pull away in the second half after tying it up in the final seconds of the first half on a 51-yard Chris Blewitt field goal. Nathan Peterman threw three touchdowns, finding J.P. Holtz and Dontez Ford for short scores in the third quarter, and Ollison put it away on a one-yard scoring run. Pitt held on to the ball for close to 40 minutes and outgained Duke 448 yards to 361.

    Player of the Game: Pitt QB Nathan Peterman completed 13-of-23 passes for 180 yards and three scores, and ran four times for 23 yards.

    Wake Forest at Notre Dame

    Final Score: Notre Dame 28, Wake Forest 7
    Pick: Notre Dame 41, Wake Forest 13
    Line: Notre Dame -27, o/u: 51

    Notre Dame got up 21-0 going into halftime with Josh Adams tearing off a backbreaking 98-yard touchdown run, DeShone Kizer running for a 12-yard score, and Andrew Trumbetti taking an interception for a score. Wake Forest finally got on the board late in the third with John Wolford running for a one-yard score, but the Irish pit it well out of reach on a five-yard Kizer run. The Irish only gained 242 yards outside of the Adams run.

    Player of the Game: Notre Dame RB Josh Adams ran 17 times for 141 yards and a score.


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