Biggest ACC Out Of Conference Games

by Justin Gordon

Biggest ACC Out Of Conference Games

After years of watching the SEC and Pac-12 compete for the National Title, the ACC has sent two separate teams to the National Championship game in three years in Florida State and Clemson. Along with the SEC, the ACC has been tops in the number of NFL Draft picks for the past 10 years. In 2015 the ACC led all conferences with nine first round picks.

Miami’s Brad Kaaya and Clemson’s Deshaun Watson continue to add to the legacy of the ACC quarterback. Both enter their junior year as the top quarterback prospects for the 2017 Draft. Watson has established his Heisman potential, and Kaaya is highly regarded as a dark horse candidate.

It is apparent that the ACC is ready to take over the College Football world. However, doubters still persist regionally and Nationally.

Several ACC out of conference games have College Football Playoff implications. Wins in these games will prove that the ACC is a conference on the rise.

#22 North Carolina vs #18 Georgia

Saturday, September 3, 5:30pm on ESPN

Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA

The first of the biggest ACC out of conference games scheduled for opening weekend. Both teams find themselves in a transitional phase.

For the Tar Heels, record setting quarterback Marquees Williams is gone. Quarterback Mitch Trubisky steps in and will have weapons in receivers Ryan Switzer and Mack Hollins. Elijah Hood returns as the featured back and can take pressure off Trubisky as he adjusts to the starting role. The Bulldogs pass defense was ranked number one in the country last season, allowing 156 yards per game. Expect Hood to have a big role in the Tar Heels’ opener as the offense finds itself under Trubisky.

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