Top-10 ACC matchups

dshirley@macon.comOctober 13, 2013 

1981, No. 2 Clemson 10, No. 8 North Carolina 8: The Tigers went on the road to pull out a hard-fought win in a defensive struggle in one of their key wins toward winning the national championship.

1997, No. 3 Florida State 20, No. 5 North Carolina 3: Mack Brown’s North Carolina team finished the season 11-1 and 7-1 in the conference and had a terrific season, but it wasn’t strong enough to stay with the Seminoles.  

1999, No. 1 Florida State 41, No. 10 Georgia Tech 35: The Yellow Jackets put up a terrific fight, but these Seminoles finished the season undefeated and won the national title.

2000, No. 4 Florida State 54, No. 10 Clemson 7: The Tigers entered the game 8-1, but they were no match for the Seminoles, giving up 771 yards of offense. 

2004, No. 5 Miami 16, No. 4 Florida State 10: The game was delayed four days because of Hurricane Frances, and Frank Gore sealed the win for Miami in overtime with an 18-yard touchdown run.  

2004, No. 7 Florida State 36, No. 6 Virginia 3: The Seminoles’ defense dominated throughout, allowing just 29 yards rushing on 20 attempts. 

2005, No. 5 Miami 27, No. 3 Virginia Tech 7: The Hokies won the Coastal Division title, but they couldn’t slow down the Hurricanes on this night in Blacksburg. 

2007, No. 2 Boston College 14, No. 8 Virginia Tech 10: Matt Ryan hit Andre Callender with a touchdown pass with 11 seconds left, throwing two touchdowns in the final 2:11.

2012, No. 4 Florida State 49, No. 10 Clemson 37: The Tigers jumped out early, but the Seminoles pulled away in the second half and went on to win the Atlantic Division title.

2013, No. 5 Florida State at No. 3 Clemson, 8 p.m., Saturday: This game should decide the Atlantic Division title and could lift the winner into the national championship hunt.


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