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ACC Week 5 Predictions: Clemson-Notre Dame Showdown, NC State Hosts Louisville

Deshaun Watson

Deshaun Watson

The ACC’s Week 5 schedule kicks off on Thursday night with a non-conference matchup between two offensive-minded teams in Cincinnati and Miami. While the midweek contest between the Hurricanes and Bearcats should draw plenty of attention, the marquee game for the ACC takes place on Saturday night when Notre Dame visits Death Valley for a matchup against Clemson. Conference play also takes center stage on Saturday with intriguing contests between NC State-Louisville, Georgia Tech-North Carolina and Pittsburgh-Virginia Tech.

Athlon Sports offers its ACC Week 5 predictions from four editors: Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven), Mitch Light (@AthlonMitch), David Fox (@DavidFox615), and Braden Gall (@BradenGall)

ACC Week 5 Game Power Rankings & Predictions

1. Notre Dame at Clemson

Date and Kickoff Time: Saturday, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. ET

TV Channel: ABC

Spread: Clemson -2

Predictions for Notre Dame at Clemson

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

27-24

27-24

35-21

30-27

2. Louisville at NC State

Date and Kickoff Time: Saturday, Oct. 1 at 12:30 p.m. ET

TV Channel: ESPN3

Spread: NC State -4.5

Predictions for Louisville at NC State

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

24-20

28-20

28-21

31-27

3. Miami at Cincinnati

Date and Kickoff Time: Thursday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. ET

TV Channel: ESPN

Spread: Miami -6.5

Predictions for Miami at Cincinnati

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

40-30

44-30

38-31

40-31

4. North Carolina at Georgia Tech

Date and Kickoff Time: Saturday, Oct. 3 at 3:30 p.m. ET

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TV Channel: ESPNU

Spread: Georgia Tech -7

Predictions for North Carolina at Georgia Tech

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

34-24

31-28

35-27

34-21

5. Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech

Date and Kickoff Time: Saturday, Oct. 3 at Noon ET

TV Channel: ESPN3

Spread: Virginia Tech -4.5

Predictions for Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

24-20

21-20

21-17

30-24

6. Boston College at Duke

Date and Kickoff Time: Saturday, Oct. 3 at 3:30 p.m. ET

TV Channel: ESPN3

Spread: Duke -6.5

Predictions for Boston College at Duke

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

17-13

17-10

24-14

14-13

7. Florida State at Wake Forest

Date and Kickoff Time: Saturday, Oct. 3 at 3:30 p.m. ET

TV Channel: ESPN

Spread: Florida State -19

Predictions for Florida State at Wake Forest

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

34-10

38-10

31-10

34-13