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Will's Week Thirteen Predictions

by Will Ojanen

Posted: 11/23/2012 5:19:02 AM

Will's Week Thirteen Predictions

Last Week: 6-1 Overall: 63-25


Virginia vs. Virginia Tech

This has been a one sided affair over the past 13 years. The Hokies have won 12 of those previous 13 matchups. And for the most part, they haven't been that close. Only once in those 13 matchups has the final score been by one score. But Virginia Tech was also ranked in all but two of those matchups. The Hokies need this one just to be eligible for a bowl. Virginia is out of bowl contention, but would love nothing more than to ruin Virginia Tech's bowl hopes. What gives the Hokies the advantage is that the game is in Blacksburg. They have played much better at home than on the road. I think this game will be close, but I think Logan Thomas will have a decent enough days to carry the Hokies to a bowl game. Virginia Tech 23, Virginia 20


Georgia Tech vs. Georgia

This has also been a one sided rivalry recently. The Bulldogs have won 10 of the last 11 meetings. They are all but guaranteed a spot in a BCS game, regardless of the outcome. Georgia Tech is headed to the ACC title game after Miami declared itself ineligible. This game may not be very interesting. The Bulldogs are the far superior team on both sides of the ball. I think Georgia Tech will run on them a little bit, but the Bulldogs are the much better team, and I think they will win comfortable. Georgia 41, Georgia Tech 20


Miami vs. Duke

I'll be interested to see how Miami comes out for this game after the news this week that they declared themselves ineligible for the postseason. Somehow I can see them coming out flat and disinterested in this game. Duke could really use a good performance after being dismantled recently. Even if they lose, they are still bowl eligible, and given the circumstances Miami is in right now, and the fact that Duke is at home in this, I'm going to call for an upset. Duke 31, Miami 27


Boston College vs. NC State

There is only one reason for Boston College fans to even watch this game: this should be the last game Frank Spaziani coaches the Eagles. There is no other reason for Eagles fans to watch this game. NC State put up 48 points in a losing effort last week against Clemson, but their offense is rolling right now. And their offense should roll again in this one. NC State 34, Boston College 17


Maryland vs. North Carolina

Both of these teams are playing for pride in this one. Maryland will not be going to a bowl this season, and UNC is ineligible for the postseason. Despite the offensive woes of Maryland, their defense is still pretty good. But they're going to have trouble with UNC's offense. I think this could be a game in which Gio Bernard could state his case for ACC Player of the Year again after his down performance against Virginia. This should be an easy win for the Tar Heels. UNC 35, Maryland 10


Florida vs. Florida State

Do you like defense? Well this is a game that should be right up your alley. This is two top 10 nationally ranked teams that are also in the top five in fewest points allowed. The Noles have won the last two after losing six in a row to the Gators. There won't be many point scored in this game, but I like the Noles in this game because I think they are a better team on offense, plus they are the home team. Florida State 17, Florida 10


Vanderbilt vs. Wake Forest

This is all about teams going in opposite directions. Vanderbilt has won five straight, and Wake has lost five of its last seven, and need a win to become bowl eligible. A win here for the Commodores would give them an eight win season, something rarely seen around those parts. Wake Forest has been outscored 75-6 in their last two games, and have scored above 20 points once in their last six games. This screams a Vanderbilt blowout. Vanderbilt 28, Wake Forest 7


South Carolina vs. Clemson

Of all of the rivalry games, this one has me intrigued the most. I don't really know what to expect in this game. South Carolina has a really good defense that allows 17.5 points per game. The Gamecocks have won three in a row, but they've struggled a bit in those game. Clemson is fourth in the country in points per game, and hasn't scored fewer than 30 in a game since week one. The defense, last week withstanding, has been ok. They won't wow you, but they're solid. I think this game could be a bit of a shootout. I think Clemson will win because of that offense, and I think their defense will step up this week. Clemson 34, South Carolina 31



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