Publish date:

ACC Week 8 Predictions: Clemson and Florida State Face Road Tests, Duke Travels to Virginia Tech

Everett Golson

Everett Golson

Florida State and Clemson are inching closer to a huge showdown on Nov. 7 in Death Valley, but both teams have road tests coming up on Saturday in Week 8 action. The Seminoles pulled away from Louisville in the second half of last week’s game and have a tough assignment in preparing for Georgia Tech’s option attack this weekend. The Yellow Jackets might be the ACC’s biggest disappointment through Week 7, but a win over the Seminoles would help this team build momentum for the second half of 2015. Clemson handled Boston College last Saturday and has to turn its attention to Miami. The Hurricanes could use a win over the Tigers to help reduce the pressure on coach Al Golden. Elsewhere in the ACC, Virginia Tech hosts Duke, Pittsburgh travels to Syracuse and Boston College looks to find a spark for its offense in a game at Louisville. 

Related: Predictions for Every Week 8 Game

Athlon Sports offers its ACC Week 8 predictions from four editors: Steven Lassan (@AthlonSteven), Mitch Light (@AthlonMitch), David Fox (@DavidFox615), and Braden Gall (@BradenGall)

ACC Week 8 Game Power Rankings & Predictions

1. Clemson at Miami

Date: Saturday, Oct. 24 at Noon ET

TV Channel: ABC

Spread: Clemson -6.5

Predictions for Clemson at Miami

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

34-24

33-30

38-21

34-31

Related: ACC Second-Half Predictions and Midseason Review

2. Florida State at Georgia Tech

Date: Saturday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. ET

TV Channel: ESPN2

Spread: Florida State -6

Predictions for Florida State at Georgia Tech

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

34-27

41-24

31-21

35-21

3. Duke at Virginia Tech

Date: Saturday, Oct. 24 at 3:30 p.m. ET

TV Channel: ESPNU

Spread: Virginia Tech -2.5

Predictions for Duke at Virginia Tech

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

24-20

21-20

21-13

17-14

Recommended Articles

4. Boston College at Louisville

Date: Saturday, Oct. 24 at 12:30 p.m. ET

TV Channel: ESPN3

Spread: Louisville -8

Predictions for Boston College at Louisville

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

24-13

24-10

24-10

27-20

5. Pittsburgh at Syracuse

Date: Saturday, Oct. 24 at Noon ET

TV Channel: ESPNU

Spread: Pittsburgh -7

Predictions for Pittsburgh at Syracuse

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

31-17

24-13

28-17

27-14

6. Virginia at North Carolina

Date: Saturday, Oct. 24 at 3:30 p.m. ET

TV Channel: ESPN3

Spread: North Carolina -17.5

Predictions for Virginia at North Carolina

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

38-17

38-21

35-20

40-20

7. NC State at Wake Forest

Date: Saturday, Oct. 24 at Noon ET

TV Channel: ESPN3

Spread: NC State -10

Predictions for NC State at Wake Forest

StevenLassan

MitchLight

DavidFox

BradenGall

@AthlonSteven

@AthlonMitch

@DavidFox615

@BradenGall

24-17

20-17

24-10

34-23