Week 13 ACC Football Scores, Picks Recap, Quick Analysis

    Week 13 ACC football scores, picks recaps, and quick game analysis.

    November 29, 2015


    Games In Order From Best To Worst

    Games In Order From Best To Worst

    Boston College at Syracuse

    Final Score: Syracuse 20, Boston College 17
    Pick: Syracuse 22, Boston College 19
    Line: Boston College -3, o/u: 42

    Cole Murphy hit a 35-yard field goal time ran out to give Syracuse the win. Following a 43-yard Colton Lichtenberg field goal to tie it up with just under three minutes to play, the Orange went 51 yards in ten plays leading to the final kick. BC took the lead early on a one-yard Tyler Rouse run, and got a second Rouse scoring run late in the third, but Syracuse had a 17-7 lead with Zack Mahoney throwing two touchdown passes and Murphy hitting a 49-yarder. BC got 117 rushing yards from QB Jeff Smith, but he only completed 1-of-13 passes for nine yards with two picks.

    Player of the Game: Syracuse PK Cole Murphy hit field goals from 49 and 35 yards out, with the second a game-winner.

    Virginia Tech at Virginia

    Final Score: Virginia Tech 23, Virginia 20
    Pick: Virginia Tech 28, Virginia 24
    Line: Virginia Tech -3.5, o/u: 51

    Joey Slye nailed his third field goal of the game, hitting from 41 yards out, with under two minutes to play to give Virginia Tech the lead, and the defense came through with a pick to make the Hokies bowl eligible and give Frank Beamer one more game. Slye also connected from 48 and 44 yards out, but Virginia kept up all game long, taking the 20-13 lead in the fourth on a 27-yard Canaan Severin touchdown catch. The Hokies scored ten unanswered points with Isaiah Ford catching a 32-yard touchdown pass to tie it, and Slye winning the game with his last field goal. Virginia outgained Virginia Tech 433 yards to 304.

    Player of the Game: Virginia Tech WR Isaiah Ford caught six passes for 121 yards and a score.

    Duke at Wake Forest

    Final Score: Duke 27, Wake Forest 21
    Pick: Wake Forest 27, Duke 24
    Line: Duke -4, o/u: 46

    Helped by three takeaways, Duke got two Thomas Sirk to Max McCaffrey touchdown passes on the way to a 24-7 lead, but then it had to hang on. Wake Forest got two John Wolford touchdown passes in the fourth quarter, including a 22-yarder to Cortez Lewis, but Duke was able to run out the clock. The Blue Devils hung on to the ball for over 37 minutes, but was outgained 450 yards to 431.

    Player of the Game: Duke QB Thomas Sirk completed 26-of-39 passes for 275 yards and two scores, and ran 16 times for a team-high 57 yards and a touchdown.

    Clemson at South Carolina

    Final Score: Clemson 37, South Carolina 32
    Pick: Clemson 35, South Carolina 17
    Line: Clemson -17.5, o/u: 55

    Deshaun Watson ran for three touchdowns and found Deon Cain on a beautiful 55-yard touchdown, but Clemson had to fight to hang on. The Tigers were up 21-3 in the third quarter, but Perry Orth went to work for the Gamecocks with two third quarter touchdown passes including a 57-yard play to Pharoh Cooper, and he made it close late with an 11-yard touchdown pass to Shon Carson with one second to play, but Clemson led all the way. USC pulled within three in the fourth on a one-yard Carson run, but Watson ran for a three-yard touchdown and Greg Huegel hit a 36-yard field goal to provide a little breathing room. Clemson turned it over three times, but outgained the Gamecocks 515 yards to 402.

    Player of the Game: Clemson QB Deshaun Watson completed 20-of-27 passes for 279 yards and a score, and ran 21 times for 114 yards and three touchdowns.

    Miami at Pitt

    Final Score: Miami 29, Pitt 24
    Pick: Pittsburgh 31, Miami 23
    Line: Pittsburgh -6, o/u: 56

    Miami came out hot with a 20-0 lead helped by a one-yard touchdown run from Brad Kaaya and a 22-yard scoring catch from Rashawn Scott. Michael Badgley connected on field goals from 33, 48, 23, 45 and 29 yards out on the way to a 29-10 lead, but Pitt rallied back with 14 unanswered points on a two-yard Nate Peterman touchdown pass to Scott Orndoff and a five-yard Peterman run, but the offense fumbled away one final shot. Pitt committed ten penalties for 73 yards, Miami was flagged seven times for 64 yards.

    Player of the Game: Miami PK Michael Badgley hit all five of his field goal attempts and both his extra point attempts.

    Georgia at Georgia Tech

    Final Score: Georgia 13, Georgia Tech 7
    Pick: Georgia 28, Georgia Tech 20
    Line: Georgia -5, o/u: 48.5

    Georgia struggled, but it got a touchdown off the opening drive on a 34-yard Sony Michel run, and added Marshall Morgan field goals in both the third and fourth quarters on the way to a 13-0 lead. Georgia Tech got on the board late on a 15-yard Ricky Jeune catch, but the team’s final drive was snuffed out by a pick. Georgia outgained Georgia Tech 402 yards to 276.

    Player of the Game: Georgia RB Sony Michel ran 24 times for 149 yards and a score and caught three passes for 38 yards.

    Louisville at Kentucky

    Final Score: Louisville 38, Kentucky 24
    Pick: Kentucky 24, Louisville 23
    Line: Louisville -4, o/u: 53.5

    Kentucky blew its shot at bowl eligibility – at least with six wins – after getting up 21-0 in the first quarter and getting outscored 38-3 the rest of the way. Josh Forrest picked off a pass for an 81-yard score for the Cats, and then the Louisville ground game went off with Lamar Jackson running for touchdowns from 16 and 13 yards out, with the second one coming to put the game well out of reach late. Brandon Radcliff ran for two touchdowns, and James Quick caught a 35-yard touchdown pass as part of run of 31 unanswered second half points.

    Player of the Game: Louisville QB Lamar Jackson completed 8-of-21 passes for 131 yards with a touchdown and a pick, and ran 17 times for 186 yards and two scores.

    Florida State at Florida

    Final Score: Florida State 27, Florida 2
    Pick: Florida State 26, Florida 20
    Line: Florida State -2, o/u: 43

    Dalvin Cook ran for fourth quarter touchdowns from 25 and 29 yards out, Roberto Aguayo nailed field goals from 45 and 51 yards away, and Jeremy Kerr caught a one-yard touchdown pass as Florida State dominated the Gators in the Swamp. The lone positive for Florida came in the fourth on a safety when FSU QB Sean Maguire fell on a fumble, but it was hardly enough to overcome a rocky day from the offense. Kelvin Taylor ran for 136 yards for the Gators, but the offense kept stalling. FSU only converted 2-of-14 third down chances, but converted both fourth down tries.

    Player of the Game: Florida State RB Dalvin Cook ran 26 times for 183 yards and two scores.

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