Setting up Saturday's ACC slate

November, 17, 2012
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Let's take a look at what is on tap in the ACC today.

Heather is in College Park to bring you updates on Florida State-Maryland. You can follow along on Twitter for updates on the other games with the handy dandy hashtags listed below. For those who need a quick refresher, here are Heather's picks, what to watch, and who is on upset alert.

No. 10 Florida State (9-1, 6-1) at Maryland (4-6, 2-4), noon, ESPNU/WatchESPN. #FSUvsMD. Simple enough scenario in this game: Florida State clinches a spot in the ACC title game with a win. But stranger things have happened, right? Anybody remember 2004?

Virginia Tech (4-6, 2-4) at Boston College (2-8, 1-5), 12:30 p.m., ACC Network/ESPN3. #VTvsBC. The Hokies are looking for their first road win of the season to keep their bowl hopes alive. In one important injury to watch, the Eagles list ACC leading tackler Nick Clancy (concussion) as probable on senior day.

USF (3-6) at Miami (5-5), 3 p.m, GamePlan. #USFvsMIA. The Hurricanes have lost three receivers to season-ending injuries, and have another serving a suspension, but coach Al Golden isn't worried about depth at the position. Miami needs to win to become bowl-eligible, but Golden refused to entertain any questions about a decision on a possible postseason ban should the Canes win.

Duke (6-4, 3-3) at Georgia Tech (5-5, 4-3), 3:30 p.m., ESPNU/WatchESPN. #DUKEvsGT. If Duke wins out, the Blue Devils go to the ACC championship game. But they have not won in Atlanta since 1994. Virginia's success using two quarterbacks ran out Thursday night. Will the same happen to the Jackets? One bit of news on the injury front: Duke defensive end Kenny Anunike will be back in the lineup.

Wake Forest (5-5) at No. 3 Notre Dame (10-0), 3:30 p.m., NBC. The Deacs played the Irish tough last season before losing a close game. Now they are hoping to shock the nation and pull the upset. Interestingly, Wake Forest is done in ACC play with two weeks left in the season. It needs one more win -- either against the Irish or Vanderbilt -- to get back to a bowl.

NC State (6-4, 3-3) at No. 11 Clemson (9-1, 6-1), 3:3 p.m., ABC/ESPN2. #NCSUvsCLEM. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says revenge isn't on the minds of his players, after losing to the Wolfpack last season. The Tigers need to win if they want to keep up their hopes of getting to a BCS game. Their improved defense faces a tough challenge from NC State quarterback Mike Glennon.

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