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2016 Schedule
6-6, 4th in ACC - Atlantic
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The ACC's top 10 games of 2016

The ACC boasted some of the most memorable games of the season in college football. Here's a look out our picks for the top-10.

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Ranking the ACC's bowl schedule

Clemson has a shot to win the national title it came up short of last season, but that's not the only bowl matchup of interest involving an ACC team.

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Vandy 'may be in a great spot' (1:15)
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Defenses the story in Independence Bowl

N.C. State and Vanderbilt have top defenses, and Adam Rittenberg predicts a low scoring game with a late touchdown being the difference. Bowl Predictions

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Reviewing every play that shaped the CFP

As time expired in regulation, a would-be game-winning 33-yard field goal attempt by NC State kicker Kyle Bambard went wide right in Week 7. Clemson won 24-17 in OT and is now playoff bound. McGee: Every inch matters

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Who will start 2017 on the hot seat?

While this year's coaching carousel is still spinning, some coaches are already feeling the heat for next year. Who must improve in 2017, plus all the latest coaching news and notes.

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ACC Week 13 Power Rankings: Who's No. 2?

Clemson has a playoff spot in its grasp. Meanwhile, Florida State and Louisville are in a fight just to make a New YearÃ

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

NC State coach Dave Doeren will return for a fifth season, an expected move after the Wolfpack beat rival North Carolina to clinch bowl eligibility. There were questions about his job security after the Wolfpack lost four straight at one point this season, including heartbreakers to Clemson and Florida State. The Wolfpack finished the regular season 6-6, far from ideal, but athletic director Debbie Yow said in a statement she sees progress. "We remain committed to becoming a Top 25 program and Dave shares that vision," she said in a statement.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Very very emotional Dave Doeren after the game. "This wasn't about a bowl. It's about the players and coaches hanging together amid a lot of heartbreaking days and doubt and negativity. ... I won't go into detail about what it was like when we got here, but it's a lot better now."

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Huge win for Dave Doeren and NC State to get bowl eligible. This should bring back Doeren in 2017, when most of the team's key pieces also will be back. Doeren lacked wins like today's but the team started fast and held on. North Carolina, meanwhile, ends the regular season pretty meekly.

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NC State v UNC postgame breakdown on the performance of Matthew Dayes in NC State's 28-21 upset win over rival North Carolina (2:57)
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NC State secures huge win over UNC

This first down helped NC State run down the clock in a 28-21 win over UNC to clinch bowl eligibility. After UNC's loss, Virginia Tech clinches a spot in the ACC title game.

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NC State head coach Dave Doeren talks about the teams excitement to win against rival UNC and the performance of RB Matthew Dayes (0:51)

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NC State is bowl-eligible for the third consecutive season and the sixth time in the last seven. After starting the season 4-1, the Wolfpack lost five of six before Friday's game.

Team Stats

Passing Yards262.337th
Rushing Yards157.486th
Points For25.8Tied-90th
Points Against23.333rd

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