ACC Championship Game Preview & Predictions

Florida State is the lone undefeated team at the FBS level of college football, and they'll put their 28-game winning streak on the line against a Georgia Tech team that's won five games in a row and are coming off a hard-fought victory over in-state rival Georgia.


Florida State: 12-0 (8-0 ACC)

Georgia Tech: 10-2 (6-2 ACC)

Florida State Outlook:

The defending national champions have not lost this season, but they have not looked impressive in any of the games they've played. Despite their struggles, FSU has more fourth quarter comebacks than anybody in the country, which has kept their record unblemished.

The Seminoles haven't scored many style points with the College Football Playoff Selection Committee - they've fallen to No. 4 in the rankings - but Florida State just keeps winning.

Georgia Tech Outlook:

Georgia Tech's triple-option offense has given their opponents fits all year, and they sport the nation's fourth most potent rushing attack (333.8 yards per game) as a result.

Their defense has played well enough, and quarterback Justin Thomas (1,460 passing yards, 16 touchdowns) is a good enough passer to keep opponents from keying in on the run.

What to watch for:

The Yellow Jackets are going to run the ball and keep running the ball until Florida State proves that they can stop it. FSU's rush defense is inconsistent, and rank in the middle of the country in rushing yards allowed per game.

If Georgia Tech can have success running the ball, they'll be able to control the tempo of the game, keeping reigning Heisman trophy winner Jameis Winston on the sidelines, and giving themselves a legitimate chance to win the game.

Prediction: Florida State wins 24-23

I would not be surprised if Florida State came out looking to make a statement and blow the Yellow Jackets out of the water, and I wouldn't be surprised if the Seminoles couldn't pull another rabbit out of the hat. That being said, FSU just knows how to win games, and I think they'll find a way to pull it - again.

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