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Ultimate ACC road trip: Week 3

Welcome back to the ACC’s ultimate road trip. In case you’re just joining us, this series is your ticket to each of the best games in the ACC every week. These are the games that -- if you had the money and the time -- you would want to be at this fall. The season is still a long ways off, but here in the blogosphere, we’re already into Week 3:

Saturday, September 15

  • Boston College at Northwestern

  • Furman at Clemson

  • North Carolina Central at Duke

  • Wake Forest at Florida State

  • Virginia at Georgia Tech

  • Connecticut at Maryland

  • Bethune-Cookman at Miami

  • North Carolina at Louisville

  • South Alabama at NC State

  • Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh

My choice: Wake Forest at Florida State

Why: In theory, this should not be one of those years the lil' ol' Deacs get the edge. If Florida State is as good as many expect it to be this year, the Noles shouldn’t have to worry about beating the smallest school in the BCS, right? Florida State’s defensive line should be the difference against a Wake Forest offensive line that will feature four new starters. But ... BUT ... this is the ever-unpredictable ACC, where Wake Forest beat Florida State in 2006, 2007 and 2008. And 2011. The Deacs have won in Tallahassee before. They were a surprise contender in the Atlantic Division race last year, coming within a field goal of playing for the title. Jim Grobe has made it clear not to count his teams out. Another win over the Noles and they're right back in it again.

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