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ACC Daily Links, Dec. 2

Monday, December 2, 2013 9:10am
By: Carlos Collazo

Boston College
Some people are arguing that Boston College's loss to Syracuse shouldn't sour the season for the Eagles or Andre Williams. After the loss to the Orange, the football team has been on a bowl carousel.

For the Tigers, their bowl situation seems to be a bit clearer: the Orange Bowl seems likely. Gene Sapakoff writes that Clemson is going to have a big response to a fifth consecutive loss to South Carolina.

A surprising season of growth came full circle for the Blue Devils in Chapel Hill after a win against UNC. With another comeback victory in the fourth quarter, the Duke football team showed everyone that they can still make plays late in games.

Florida State
After trailing Alabama for the entire season in the polls, the Seminoles can finally claim the top spotJimbo Fisher stresses poise to Jameis Winston, who sometimes lets his emotions get the best of him. 

Georgia Tech
The Yellow Jackets could find themselves in the Music City or Belk Bowl. Georgia Tech lost its fifth straight game to the Georgia Bulldogs, after letting an early lead slip away.

Along with many other teams, Maryland is waiting on its bowl decision. The most likely games for the Terrapins seem to be the Military Bowl and the AdvoCare V100 Bowl. In Maryland's last ACC-Big Ten challenge as a member of the ACC, the team is going to have to handle the pressure Ohio State is going to bring.

The Hurricanes picked up a big win on the court this weekend, beating ASU 60-57. On the football field, the Canes have turned their focus to their upcoming bowl game, and securing the first 10-win season since 2003.

North Carolina
The Tar Heels were upset again on the basketball court, this one coming from UAB. Brian Barbour puts most of the blame on Marcus Paige's teammates not stepping up when he struggled offensively.

N.C. State
T.J. Warren has done extremely well this season as he transitions to the Wolfpack's go-to guy, most recently putting up 30 points against Eastern Kentucky.

Notre Dame
The Irish put up a good fight against Stanford, but dropped their season finale and finished with an 8-4 record. Andrew Hall looks at the recruitment of 2015 quarterback Blake Barnett.

The Panthers faced their first bit of adversity against Duquesne, but were able to overcome it and win by 17 points. Pitt is currently 7-0 on the young season and could improve to 9-0 after this week is over.

The Orange's win over Boston College had a lot to do with the play calling of offensive coordinator George McDonald. Jerami Grant had three great games in Maui, shooting 59 percent from the floor.

Justin Anderson and Mike Tobey came off the bench and scored 37 points and help give Missouri State their first loss of the season. A UVa season ticket holder wrote a letter to athletic director Craig Littlepage and told him he could no longer support Virginia athletics after a loss to Virginia Tech.

Virginia Tech
It was a sloppy game, but the Hokies were able to top Virginia, 16-6, and complete a decade of dominance over their in-state rivals. Andy Bitter takes a look at five things after the game and says that "Kendall Fuller is going to be a star by the time he's done at Virginia Tech."

Wake Forest
The Demon Deacons ended a rough season with a 23-21 loss to Vanderbilt. Former Wake Forest basketball player Chris Paul means a whole lot the Los Angeles Clippers, and if they get to the playoffs Christopher Brown says he should be a shoe-in for the MVP award.