Saturday, November 10, 2012
Setting up Saturday's ACC slate
By Andrea Adelson
Follow HD on Twitter as she brings you updates from across the ACC with some of the handy-dandy hashtags.
For those who have forgotten, here are her picks, what to watch across the league, and who else is on upset alert.
Miami at Virginia, noon, ABC/ESPN3. The Hurricanes are trying to focus on the Hoos and not the possibility of clinching their first Coastal Division. After all, Virginia has won two straight and four of six in the series. Virginia, meanwhile, hopes to keep up its momentum after upsetting NC State last week and will once again play Phillip Sims and Michael Rocco. But keep an eye on Kevin Parks.
Georgia Tech at North Carolina, 12:30 p.m., ACC Network/ESPN3. The Jackets also are going to rotate Tevin Washington and Vad Lee again, but the No. 1 concern is trying to slow down Giovani Bernard. Keep in mind, Georgia Tech still clings to Coastal Division hope.
Wake Forest at NC State, 3 p.m., ESPN3. Given the inconsistent play of its secondary, how will the Wolfpack slow down Michael Campanaro, coming off a huge game last week against Boston College? But bigger than that, how will NC State respond after its inexplicable performance against Virginia last week, and will coach Tom O'Brien remain on the hot seat?
Maryland at No. 13 Clemson, 3:30 p.m., ESPNU/WatchESPN. Maryland is a mess. And we are not just talking about the quarterback situation. The Terps will also be without Stefon Diggs, Wes Brown and Demetrius Hartsfield against the Tigers, who are trying to set a home winning-streak record.
No. 4 Notre Dame at Boston College, 8 p.m., ABC. Can the Eagles pull off the biggest upset of the season? Players are convinced they can do it. No matter how the game goes, just enjoy the "Holy War" while you can. Because nobody knows how the schedule will shake out once Notre Dame starts its five-game ACC schedule.