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  1. Bowl game matchups: Georgia Tech vs. Mississippi State

    David M. Hale

    Capital One Orange Bowl: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (10-3) vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs (10-2) Dec. 31, 8 p.m. ET, Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Fla. (ESPN) Key matchup: Dak Prescott vs. Georgia Tech defensive front Why it matters: At ...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  2. By the numbers: Breaking down the deep ball

    David M. Hale

    The most aggressive offense in the ACC in 2014 was Clemson, which might not have been a surprise in 2012 or 2013, but in a year in which there were so many personnel issues for the Tigers' offense, it's a bit shocking. Clemson threw deep (20-plus ...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  3. Bowl game matchup: Clemson vs. Oklahoma

    David M. Hale

    Russell Athletic Bowl: Clemson (9-3) vs. Oklahoma (8-4) Dec. 29, 5:30 p.m., Florida Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Fla. (ESPN) Key matchup: Wayne Gallman vs. Sooners' D Why it matters: There were two different Clemson offenses this year -- the one wi...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  4. ACC morning links: Tech's pass rush

    David M. Hale

    If Georgia Tech is going to win the Orange Bowl, it's going to have to have a much better game up front on defense than it did in the ACC Championship. The Dispatch takes a look at the battles along the line of scrimmage in the Orange Bowl and not...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  5. Bowl game matchups: Virginia Tech vs. Cincinnati

    David M. Hale

    Military Bowl presented by Northrup Grumman: Virginia Tech (6-6) vs. Cincinnati (9-3) Dec. 27, 1 p.m. ET, Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Md. (ESPN) Key matchup: Cincinnati run game vs. Virginia Tech defensive line Why it matt...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  6. ACC's 2015 Heisman hopefuls

    David M. Hale

    Marcus Mariota won the Heisman Trophy on Saturday, and while the ACC had plenty of impressive performances in 2014, Jameis Winston was the lone representative from the conference to finish in the top 10 in voting. That could certainly change in 20...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  7. Story of the season: Wake Forest

    David M. Hale

    When the new coaching staff arrived at Wake Forest, they began their evaluation of the program with strength tests. The numbers, Dave Clawson said, were not encouraging. Clawson had coached at all levels of football, but what he found at Wake Fore...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  8. ACC morning links: Miami goes young

    David M. Hale

    It's not exactly a great time to be a Miami fan right now. The 6-6 finish for a team with loads of talent was disappointing, to say the least. Saturday's broadcast of "The U Part 2" only underscored how far Miami is from its glory years. Duke Johnson...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  9. All-ACC team's toughest omissions

    David M. Hale

    ESPN released its All-ACC team today, and though we certainly won't expect much sympathy, it's worth mentioning that putting those lists together is no easy task. This year, in particular, there were so many strong performances around the ACC that na...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  10. Q&A with NC State coach Dave Doeren

    David M. Hale

    A year after going winless in conference play, NC State wrapped up the regular season with a 7-5 record and a berth in the BITCOIN St. Petersburg Bowl against UCF. We talked with Wolfpack head coach Dave Doeren last week about the improvement of his ...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  11. By the numbers: ACC bowl perception

    David M. Hale

    There are some legitimate concerns with evaluating a conference based on its bowl performance - uneven matchups, the long wait between games, etc. - but the reality is that a league's performance in those high-profile events tends to dictate percepti...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  12. Ranking the ACC's bowl games

    David M. Hale

    We finally have our bowl matchups set, but unfortunately we have to wait another few weeks before we get to watch more football. So to fill that void, we're ranking the bowl games from the most exciting to the least. 1. Rose Bowl Game presented by...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  13. By the numbers: Week 15 recap

    David M. Hale

    The regular season has come to an end, and while there will be at least 11 more games featuring ACC teams during the next month, we're wrapping up our last stats recap for a while -- an all-FSU/Georgia Tech issue. Cook carries the load With Kar...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  14. Jameis Winston peaks at right time for FSU

    David M. Hale

    After the hearing and talk of distractions and the altered practice schedule and the 17 interceptions, Jameis Winston looked like a Heisman Trophy winner again Saturday. If Winston's first season was a march toward the inevitable, this year has be...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  15. ACC morning links: Surgery for Watson?

    David M. Hale

    The defense has been the story for Clemson all season, with the Tigers ranked as the No. 1 unit in the nation, and its bowl game figures to shine a spotlight on that side of the ball once again. Clemson will match up against Oklahoma in the Russel...

    Blog | December 08, 2014
  16. ACC bowl projections: Week 15

    David M. Hale

    We'll know the answers for certain in just a few more hours, but for now, here's our best guess as to where each ACC team lands for bowl season. Allstate Sugar Bowl: Florida State Capital One Orange Bowl: Georgia Tech Russell Athletic Bowl: Loui...

    Blog | December 06, 2014