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In-state and ACC/SEC games abound on the final full weekend of the regular season.
David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer
Dave Doeren says NC State's trainers say Nyheim Hines should be good to play vs. UNC. "We'll cross our fingers and hope it stays that way."
Clemson has the upper hand over Miami in the latest CFP rankings, but what do this week's ACC rankings look like?
John Wolford threw his third touchdown of the game to Tabari Hines with 8:03 remaining, and Wake Forest held on to upset No. 25 North Carolina State 30-24 on Saturday night.
Ben Hogg ESPN Producer
Wolfpack have arrived! NC State vs Wake Forest 7:30ET ESPNU
FPI: NC State given slight edge vs. Wake
The Wolfpack are 2-8 in their last 10 road games against the Demon Deacons, but one of those wins came the last time they played in Winston-Salem in 2015. ESPN's FPI likes NC State's chances heading into Saturday's contest.
Nicole Rachal ESPN Producer
Dave Clawson talks expansion at Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons host NC State tonight 7:30ET ESPNU
Chubb is another player who has been very productive, with 21.5 tackles for loss and 10 sacks already. He was terrific against Boston College last Saturday.
It's a must-win game for Pitt, but Virginia Tech has the edge; Wake should manage to squeeze by the Orange.
The context provided by the next two months would undercut some of the win's impressiveness, but when NC State knocked off Florida State in Week 4, it certainly felt like a program-defining victory.
Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer
NC State coach Dave Doeren on the strong finish last year that allowed him to stay and lead the Wolfpack to a Top 25 ranking: "We found a way to win three of our last four and a bowl game. Had we not finished that way I don't know if I'd be on the phone. I'm glad we were able to finish the way we did so the administration would allow us to continue our work." The goal is to get to 7-1 in ACC play, something that's never been done at NC State.
Alabama DB Minkah Fitzpatrick, Georgia LB Roquan Smith, Houston DT Ed Oliver, Iowa LB Josey Jewell and North Carolina State DE Bradley Chubb are the finalists for the Bronco Nagurski Trophy, given to the nation's top defensive player.
The U is back in the national title conversation, as Miami moved up to No. 3 in the CFP rankings, checking in ahead of No. 4 Oklahoma but behind Alabama and Clemson.
Wake Forest duo leads ACC standouts
John Wolford and Cam Serigne caught fire en route to 64 points against Syracuse, earning them both offensive honors. NC State's Bradley Chubb and Miami's Jaquan Johnson were recognized on the defensive side after strong performances in big wins.
They've been on a collision course for some time, and after clinching division titles, Miami and Clemson will settle things in the ACC title game.
The Pack avoided a three-game losing streak with a late touchdown to win at Chestnut Hill. They head to Winston-Salem for a Saturday night date with Wake Forest.
Nyheim Hines had a 50-yard scoring run midway through the fourth quarter, and North Carolina State rebounded from two tough losses against high-ranked teams with a 17-14 victory over Boston College on Saturday.