2023 SCHEDULE – WEEK 13
FRIDAY, NOV. 24 TIME, TV SIRIUSXM APP/WEB
Miami at Boston College
Noon, ABC 137, 139, 193, 194 955 or 956
Series: Miami leads series, 24-6;
Last meeting: Boston College, 27-14 (2018)
ABC: Matt Barrie (play-by-play), Dan Mullen (analyst), Harry Lyles Jr. (sideline)
SATURDAY, NOV. 25 TIME, TV SIRIUSXM APP/WEB
Kentucky at No. 10 Louisville
Noon, ABC 81, 162, or 192 82 or 963
Series: Kentucky leads series, 19-15;
Last meeting: Kentucky, 26-13 (2022)
ABC: Joe Tessitore (play-by-play), Jesse Palmer (analyst), Katie George (sideline)
Pitt at Duke
Noon, ACCN 138, 160, 193, 201 955 or 964
Series: Pitt leads 17-9;
Last meeting: Pitt, 28-26 (2022)
ACCN: Jorge Sedano (play-by-play), Orlando Franklin (analyst), Marilyn Payne (sideline)
Wake Forest at Syracuse
2 p.m., The CW 194, 211, or 386 956 or 976
Series: Series is tied at 6-6;
Last meeting: Wake Forest, 45-25 (2022)
The CW Network: Tom Werme (play-by-play), James Bates (analyst), Treavor Scales (sideline)
Virginia Tech at Virginia
3:30 p.m., ACCN 108, 138, 193, 206 955 or 969
Series: Virginia Tech leads series, 60-38-5;
Last meeting: Virginia Tech, 29-24 (2021)
ACCN: Chris Cotter (play-by-play), Mark Herzlich (analyst), Sherree Burruss (sideline)
No. 4 Florida State at Florida
7 p.m., ESPN 82, 119, or 191 80 or 962
Series: Florida leads series, 37-27-2;
Last meeting: Florida State, 45-38 (2022)
ABC: Chris Fowler (play-by-play), Kirk Herbstreit (analyst), Holly Rowe (sideline)
Clemson at South Carolina
7:30 p.m., SECN 106, 160, 190, 201 961 or 964
Series: Clemson leads series, 72-43-4;
Last meeting: South Carolina, 31-30 (2022)
SECN: Taylor Zarzour (play-by-play), Matt Stinchcomb (analyst), Alyssa Lang (sideline)
No. 1 Georgia at Georgia Tech
7:30 p.m., ABC 81, 194, or 211 81 or 956
Series: Georgia leads series, 70-41-5;
Last meeting: Georgia, 37-14 (2022)
ABC: Sean McDonough (play-by-play), Greg McElroy (analyst), Molly McGrath (sideline)
North Carolina at NC State
8 p.m., ACCN 84, 138, or 193 955
Series: North Carolina leads series, 68-38-6;
Last meeting: NC State, 30-27 (2OT) (2022)
ACCN: Wes Durham (play-by-play), Tim Hasselbeck (analyst), Taylor Tannebaum (sideline)
2023 ACC FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
SATURDAY, DEC. 2 TIME, TV SIRIUSXM APP/WEB
No. 10 Louisville vs. No. 4 Florida State
8 p.m., ABC TBA TBA Bank of America Stadium *
Series: Florida State leads series, 17-6;
Last meeting: Florida State, 35-31 (2022)
THE 2023 ACC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME IS SET
The top two teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference – No. 5 Florida State and No. 9 Louisville – will face off in the 2023 ACC Football Championship Game on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 8 p.m., at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The Seminoles will make their sixth trip to the ACC Football Championship Game and the first since 2014, when they won their third consecutive ACC Championship title with a 37-35 win over Georgia Tech.
It will mark the Cardinals’ first-ever trip to the ACC Football Championship Game.
MULTIPLE ACC TEAMS RANKED IN TOP 25 IN WEEK 13
For the 12th consecutive week, the Florida State Seminoles were ranked in the top five of the Associated Press Top 25 poll, coming in at No. 5 overall. Joining Florida State in the AP Top 25 poll was Louisville, which remained at No. 9 overall. NC State, North Carolina, and Clemson all received votes.
Three ACC teams were ranked in the USA Today AFCA Coaches Poll this week. Florida State remained in the top five, coming in at No. 5 overall, while Louisville came in at No. 9. For the first time all season, NC State was in the top 25 coaches poll, breaking in at No. 24. North Carolina and Clemson also received votes.
Heading into the final week of regular-season play, there are 67 bowl-eligible teams in FBS, including nine teams from the ACC in Florida State, Louisville, North Carolina, Miami, Boston College, Duke, NC State, Clemson, and Georgia Tech. n The nine ACC bowl-eligible teams to date are tied for the most among all FBS conferences.
Two more teams in Virginia Tech (5-6) and Syracuse (5-6) are just one win away from becoming bowl eligible. n Since 2017, the ACC has averaged 10 bowl-eligible teams each year, including a high of 11 teams in 2018. Last season, the ACC had nine teams play in a bowl game.
SEMINOLES STAND STRONG
Florida State is 11-0 overall and 8-0 in ACC play, the Noles’ best start since 2014 when they started 13-0 and posted a perfect 8-0 ACC record.
The Seminoles are one of just six undefeated teams remaining in FBS this season.
The ACC had six teams start the season at 4-0, which was tied for the most teams in a Power 5 conference to start 4-0 in a single season in the AP Poll Era (since 1936).
VERSUS THEIR PEERS
The ACC has posted a 50.43 winning percentage versus Power 5 opponents this season – conference and non-conference combined – the second-best winning percentage among all Power 5 conferences.
The ACC has 59 wins over Power 5 teams – conference and non-conference combined – the third-most among all Power 5 conferences. n The ACC is one of just two conferences in all of FBS with a winning record over Power 5 opponents – conference and non-conference games combined.
ACC teams have a combined 13 wins over the top 25 nationally ranked opponents this season – the third-most among all Power 5 conferences.
The ACC has recorded a combined 24 wins over teams with an RPI in the top 30 (1-30) – the most wins among all FBS conferences.
ACC teams have a combined 33 wins over teams with a record over .500 – the most among all FBS conferences.
The ACC overall has 15 wins in close games this season (4 points or less) – the third-most among Power 5 conferences.
The ACC overall has 31 wins in one TD games this season (8 points or less) – the most among all Power 5 conferences.
45.1 percent of the ACC’s conference games (23-of-51) have been decided by one score or less (8 points) this season, the most among all Power 5 conferences.
The ACC has been solid in non-conference play this season, going 37-15 (.712) overall in non-conference play going into the final week of the regular season.
The ACC’s 37 non-conference wins are the second-most non-conference wins among all FBS conferences.
The ACC has 10 non-conference Power 5 wins – which includes two wins over Notre Dame – the most among all FBS conferences.
ACC teams are 8-5 combined against the SEC and Big Ten, with the ACC recording four wins over each of the two conferences. The rest of FBS is 10-50 overall versus the two Power 5 conferences.
The ACC has also handed Notre Dame two of their three losses this season – Louisville (33-20) on Oct. 7 and Clemson (31-23) on Nov. 4.
In Week 13, the ACC has four non-conference matchups, all coming against the SEC.
Date, Game ………………………………………..Time, TV 11/25,
Kentucky at Louisville ………….. 12 p.m., ABC 11/25,
Florida State at Florida………….7 p.m., ESPN 11/25,
Clemson at South Carolina .7:30 p.m., SECN 11/25,
Georgia at Georgia Tech …… 7:30 p.m., ABC
ACC ON ABC/ESPN
During the first 12 weeks of the season, the ACC had six games on ABC’s “Saturday Night Football” as well as a total of 38 appearances on ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2.
Overall, the ACC has had 17 ABC/ACC broadcasts on the season to date, the most of any conference. n With three games listed for ABC in Week 13, the ACC will have had seven games on ABC’s “Saturday Night Football” as Georgia Tech hosts Georgia (Nov. 25) this week – the most of any FBS conference – and will host 12 ABC Noon Games with two games this weekend in Miami at Boston College (Friday, Nov. 24) and Kentucky at Louisville (Saturday, Nov. 25) – also the most of any FBS conference.
The ACC has already made 38 appearances on ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2 over the first 12 weeks of the season. To date, 24 ACC contests are scheduled for national ABC broadcasts, with all 14 league programs featured.
In addition to the games already played, the ACC will be featured in five games on ABC and ESPN over the next two weeks of the season.
Date, Game ………………………………………..Time, TV 11/24,
Miami at Boston College …………..Noon, ABC 11/25,
Kentucky at Louisville ………………Noon, ABC 11/25,
Florida State at Florida………….7 p.m., ESPN 11/25,
Georgia at Georgia Tech …… 7:30 p.m., ABC 12/2,
ACC Championship Game……….. 8 p.m., ABC
STANDING OUT ON BOTH SIDES OF THE BALL
Florida State ranks in the top 15 nationally in both scoring offense and scoring defense – offense (7th, 40.1 ppg) and defense (12th, 16.9 ppg) – one of seven teams in all of FBS.
Louisville also ranks in the top 30 in both scoring defense and scoring offense – defense (17th, 18.4 ppg) and offense (26th, 33.2 ppg) – one of 13 teams in all of FBS.
FSU also ranks in the top 20 in both red zone offense and red zone defense – offense (17th, 91.3 percent) and defense (16th, 75.0 percent) – one of five teams in all of FBS.
North Carolina ranks in the top 25 in both red zone offense (25th, 90.6 percent) and red zone defense (15th, 74.4 percent) – one of just eight teams in all of FBS. n Pitt, like FSU and UNC, ranks in the top 25 in both red zone offense (21st, 90.9 percent) and red zone defense (14th, 73.7 percent) – one of just eight teams in all of FBS.
FSU ranks in the top 25 in both total offense and total defense – offense (17th, 451.7 ypg) and defense (24th, 323.1 ypg) – one of only five teams in all of FBS.
Like FSU, Louisville ranks in the top 25 nationally in both total defense and total offense – defense (21st, 317.0 ypg) and offense (22nd, 441.8 ypg) – one of only five teams in all of FBS.
Miami ranks in the top 35 in both total defense and total offense – defense (28th, 326.8 ypg) and offense (32nd, 432.9 ypg).
FSU ranks in the top 20 in both passing defense and passing offense – defense (15th, 183.5 ypg) and offense (17th, 289.5 ypg) – one of two teams in all of FBS.
The Seminoles rank first in the ACC and in the top 20 nationally in both team passing efficiency (17th, 160.43) and team passing efficiency defense (5th, 100.87).
Louisville ranks in the top 30 in both team passing efficiency (24th, 155.99) and team passing efficiency defense (27th, 120.96).
The Cardinals also rank in the top 30 in both rushing defense and rushing offense – defense (12th, 98.0 ypg) and offense (28th, 185.5 ypg) – one of just 13 teams in all of FBS.
Clemson ranks in the top 15 nationally in most first downs converted on offense and fewest first downs allowed on defense – offensive first downs gained (14th, 261) and defensive first downs allowed (5th, 161) – one of just two teams nationally (Georgia).
North Carolina leads the ACC and ranks seventh nationally in turnover margin (0.91). The Tar Heels are second in the ACC and 10th nationally in takeaways (21) and second in the ACC and 19th in all of FBS in turnovers lost (11)
The ACC has four teams ranked in the top 25 in total defense – Clemson (10th, 288.6 ypg), Louisville (21st, 317.0 ypg), NC State (22nd, 318.0 ypg), and Florida State (24th, 323.1 ypg) – the second-most of any FBS conference.
Five ACC teams rank in the top 25 in red zone defense – Louisville (2nd, 66.7%), Pitt (14th, 73.7%), North Carolina (15th, 74.4%), Florida State (16th, 75.0%), and Duke (24th, 76.3%) – the most of any FBS conference.
Seven ACC teams rank in the top 45 in scoring defense – Florida State (12th, 16.9 ppg), Louisville (17th, 18.4 ppg), Duke (26th, 19.8 ppg), NC State (29th, 20.2 ppg), Clemson (37th, 21.1 ppg), Miami (44th, 22.3 ppg), and Syracuse (45th, 23.1 ppg) – tied for the second-most in all of FBS.
Clemson ranks first in the ACC and 10th in all of FBS in total defense, allowing just 288.6 yards per game. The Tigers’ defense also ranks sixth nationally in both team passing efficiency defense (100.98) and in turnovers with 22 takeaways this season.
Clemson ranks in the top 35 nationally in both passing defense and rushing defense – passing defense (8th, 166.7 ypg) and rushing defense (31st, 121.9 ypg) – one of 15 teams in all of FBS.
Louisville’s defense leads the ACC and ranks second nationally in red zone defense at 66.7 percent. The Cardinals’ defense ranks 10th nationally in fewest first downs allowed this season (175) and 11th in all of FBS in third-down conversion percentage defense (29.5 percent).
Duke ranks 25th nationally in team passing efficiency defense (120.45) and 24th in red zone defense (76.3 percent).
Miami’s defense ranks eighth nationally in all of FBS in sacks per game (3.0) and 13th overall in tackles-for-loss per game (7.3).
Boston College’s defense ranks 21st nationally in fewest passing yards allowed, surrendering just 189.1 passing yards per game this season. n NC State’s defense leads the national in third-down conversion percentage defense (26.6 percent). The Pack defense also ranks 10th nationally with 21 takeaways, including ranking fourth nationally in all of FBS with 15 interceptions, which also leads the ACC.
The Wolfpack defense also ranks 17th nationally in team sacks (2.82 per game), 16th in rushing defense (102.5 ypg), and 22nd in total defense (318.0 ypg).
Pitt ranks 14th nationally in tackles-for-loss (7.2 per game) and 17th in all of FBS in sacks (2.82 per game).
Virginia Tech, like Pitt, ranks in the top 20 in both sacks (12th, 2.91 per game) and tackles-for-loss (17th, 7.1 per game).
The Hokies’ defense ranks seventh nationally in fewest passing yards allowed (166.5 per game) this season and 27th in total defense (325.5 yards per game).
The Florida State defense has not allowed 30 points in a game this season, one of just five teams to do that in all of FBS this year. The 11-game streak is the longest active in the ACC and third-longest in the country.
The ACC has five teams ranked in the SportSource Analytics relative scoring offense percentage rankings top 30 – Florida State (10th, 151.81%), North Carolina (14th, 147.29%), Miami (21st, 136.88%), Georgia Tech (28th, 129.87%), and Louisville (29th, 129.85%). Clemson is just outside the top 30 at 31st (128.55%).
Five ACC teams rank in the top 35 nationally in total offense – North Carolina (3rd, 514.8 ypg), Florida State (17th, 451.7 ypg), Louisville (22nd, 441.8 ypg), Georgia Tech (30th, 435.1 ypg), and Miami (32nd, 432.9 ypg).
North Carolina’s offense leads the ACC and ranks third nationally in total offense, with an average of 514.8 total yards of offense per game. The Tar Heels are one of just five teams in all of FBS averaging 500.0 yards or more of total offense on the season.
The Tar Heels rank eighth nationally and first in the ACC in passing offense at 311.6 passing yards per game and 12th nationally and first in the ACC in rushing offense at 203.2 rushing yards per game – one of just two teams in all of FBS to rank in the top 15 in both passing offense and rushing offense.
North Carolina’s offense also ranks second in the ACC and 12th nationally in scoring offense, with an average of 38.1 points per game.
The UNC offense ranks first in the ACC and fourth nationally in most offensive first downs made (279) and ninth in third-down conversion percentage (49.7 percent).
Boston College’s offense ranks second in the ACC and 17th nationally in rushing, averaging 198.1 rushing yards per game.
Georgia Tech’s offense ranks 19th nationally in rushing yards per game at 196.4 yards per outing and 30th in all of FBS in total offense, averaging 435.1 yards per game. STREAKIN’
Florida State enters the week on a 17-game winning streak, which is the third-longest winning streak and FBS to date.
School ……………………………………..Winning Streak
Florida State ………………………………………………..17
Florida State’s current winning streak is tied for the third-longest in ACC history.
ACC School (years)…………………..Winning Streak
Clemson (2018-19) ………………………………………..29
Florida State (2012-14)…………………………………..29
Clemson (2014-15) ………………………………………..17
Florida State (1999-2000)……………………………….17
Florida State (2022-current) ………………………….17
The Noles have also won 11 straight ACC conference games, which is the fifth-longest conference winning streak to date. FSU also has a nine-game home win streak, the fifth-best in all of FBS, and a six-game road win streak, which ranks seventh nationally.
Louisville has posted an ACC-best 11-game home win streak, the fourth-best in the FBS to date.
Virginia Tech, who nearly saw its streak of consecutive games scored end with just three points at Louisville on Nov. 4, has scored in 368-consecutive games, the fourthlongest streak in FBS history.
PREVIEWING WEEK 13
The final week of the 2023 regular season will see five conference matchups – including Virginia Tech at Virginia and North Carolina at NC State – as well as four ACC versus SEC in-state matchups.
Boston College will host Miami in a conference matchup on Friday, Nov. 24 (Noon, ABC) with both teams looking to get back in the win column following multiple conference losses.
Pitt will travel to Duke in a battle of two defensive teams on Saturday, Nov. 25 (Noon, ACCN) as the Panthers look to end their season on a two-game winning streak while the Blue Devils look to snap a two-game skid heading into postseason play.
Wake Forest will be seeing its fifth win of the season when the Demon Deacons travel to Syracuse on Saturday (2 p.m., The CW), while the Orange will become bowl eligible with a home win on Senior Day.
After last year’s game was cancelled, Virginia Tech and Virginia will meet for the first time in two years on Saturday (3:30 p.m., ACCN). The Hokies need one more win to become bowl eligible, while the Cavaliers will look to be the spoiler and cap their 2023 season with back-to-back home wins in ACC play.
North Carolina and NC State will face off in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Saturday night (8 p.m., ACCN) with both teams looking to take that next step in finishing the season with double-digit wins. Both teams enter the rivalry contest at 8-3 overall, as NC State has won four straight games, while North Carolina will look to rebound from a road loss at Clemson last week.
In non-conference play, the nationally-ranked No. 9 Louisville Cardinals will put its 11-game home winning streak on the line versus in-state foe Kentucky on Saturday (Noon, ABC). Louisville has dropped each of the last four meetings to the Wildcats in the Governor’s Cup.
In the Sunshine Showdown, No. 5 Florida State will travel into the swamp without quarterback Jordan Travis to take on the Florida Gators. FSU will look to remain unbeaten and stay in the College Football Playoff hunt, while Florida is looking for a win to become bowl eligible and keep its season alive.
Clemson will hit the road for a non-conference matchup with South Carolina in the Palmetto Bowl on Saturday night (7:30 p.m., SECN), as the Tigers look to avenge a loss to the Gamecocks at home last season and push their current winning streak to four straight games to end the regular season. Like Florida, South Carolina needs a win to become bowl eligible.
Georgia Tech, which became bowl eligible for the first time since 2018 with a victory over Syracuse last week, will play host to No. 1 Georgia in Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate. The Bulldogs have won five straight over the Yellow Jackets, with Tech’s last win in the series coming back in 2016 in Athens.
AROUND THE ACC
Boston College: The Eagles rank 17th nationally in rushing offense this season with an average of 198.1 rushing yards per game. Quarterback Thomas Castellanos is second in the country for the most rushing yards by a quarterback with 827, which is 45th among all rushers. His 10 rushing TDs are tied for 30th in all of FBS and the sixth-most by a quarterback.
Clemson: Over the last three games – wins versus No. 15 Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, and No. 20 North Carolina – Clemson has combined for 1,216 total yards of offense (405.3 ypg) and held its opponents to just 1,040 total yards of offense (346.7 ypg). Over the three-game winning streak, Clemson has turned the ball over five times while forcing 10 turnovers and recorded 10.0 sacks compared to allowing just 3.0 sacks.
Duke: Duke’s Moore duo of Jordan Moore (WR) and Jaquez Moore (RB) both posted 100-yard games last week at Virginia. Junior wide receiver Jordan Moore hauled in nine catches for 117 yards, marking his second career 100+ yard receiving game. Junior running back Jaquez Moore recorded nine rushes for 100 yards, including a 58-yard scoring run. The touchdown was his fifth of the season and marked his second career 100-plus yard rushing game.
Florida State: FSU’s Jarrian Jones became the first player in FSU history with a sack, tackle-for-loss, forced fumble, fumble recovery, and interception in the same game last week versus North Alabama. He had a career-high 3.0 tackles-for-loss, a strip sack that he recovered, and his team-leading third interception of the season.
Georgia Tech: Georgia Tech quarterback Haynes King led the Yellow Jackets to the postseason for the first time since 2018 by completing a season-best 80 percent of his passes (16-of-20) for 138 yards and two touchdowns and running for a team-high-tying 82 yards on 11 carries and a score in GT’s win over Syracuse.
Louisville: Quarterback Jack Plummer completed 24-of-37 passes for 308 yards and three scores in the win over Miami — the third time this season that he has thrown three or more touchdowns passes in a game and the 12th time in his career. Plummer threw the game winner with 4:17 left in the fourth quarter when he connected with Kevin Coleman on a 58-yard pass to put the Cardinals up 38-31.
Miami: Miami wide receiver Xavier Restrepo posted a career-high 193 yards on eight catches with one touchdown in Miami’s game against Louisville last week. Restrepo, Miami’s leading receiver on the year, paces the Hurricanes in both receptions (68) and yards (876). His game against the Cardinals marked the junior’s fourth 100-yard game of the season.
North Carolina: Running back Omarion Hampton is currently tied nationally for the most rushing yards per game this season with his average of 128.6 yards on the ground per outing. He has rushed for 100 yards in six straight games and is the first Tar Heel to rush for 100 yards in six-straight games since Don McCauley rushed for 100-yards in eight-straight games in 1970.
NC State: NC State leads the ACC in total defense and scoring defense in conference play, holding its ACC foes to just 308.4 yards and 16.4 points per game. In the last nine games, the Wolfpack defense has allowed just 88.5 rushing yards per game. During that span, three opponents have rushed for less than 100 yards (VMI 10, Louisville 20, and Wake Forest 7). Overall, the Wolfpack defense ranks in the top 25 of the FBS in 10 defensive categories.
Pitt: The Panthers safety Donovan McMillon has compiled a team-high 99 tackles this season, the most by a Pitt defender since safety Jordan Whitehead had 109 in 2015. His 99 tackles are 23 more than the next Pitt defender.
Syracuse: Running back LeQuint Allen Jr. increased his season rushing total to 918 yards with 120 yards on the ground at Georgia Tech. Allen Jr. needs 82 more yards to post the 19th 1,000-yard rushing season in program history. It would be the third-straight season ‘Cuse has a back reach the 1,000-yard mark after Sean Tucker did it in 2021 and 2022.
Virginia: Wide receiver Malik Washington broke UVA’s single-season receiving yards record and the program’s single-season receptions record last week with eight catches for 112 yards and two touchdowns versus Duke. For the season, he has 96 catches, 1,311 yards receiving and nine touchdowns. Washington is tied for ninth-most receptions by an ACC player (96) in a single season He needs just 36 receiving yards to crack the ACC’s top10 single-season receiving yardage list. Washington extended his consecutive games with a reception to 36 straight games.
Virginia Tech: The Hokies Keonta Jenkins registered eight tackles with five solo takedowns at nose tackle versus NC State. Jenkins finished with 2.0 tackles-for-loss and registered quarterback hurry. The senior has recorded a tackle-for-loss in each of the last five games and recorded a season-high 12 tackles against Wake Forest, which also marked the last contest he had 2.0 TFLs.
Wake Forest: After coming in as a graduate transfer from NC A&T, Jacob Roberts has made an immediate impact for the Demon Deacons’ defense. Going into Week 13, Roberts leads the Demon Deacons with 76 tackles and ranks second with 6.0 sacks on the season.