College Football ACC Historical Week 1 Preview

UAB @ Miami (Thursday) – Miami went 0-2 in 2019 against Conference-USA. They lost to FIU and lost 14-0 to Louisiana Tech in the Independence Bowl to finish the season at 6-7. This is the first matchup between schools.

Clemson vs Wake Forest – Clemson has won 11 in a row against Wake and beat them 52-3 in 2019 and 63-3 in 2018. Clemson is 67-17-1 all-time vs Wake Forest.

Duke vs Notre Dame – First “official” ACC conference game for Notre Dame. Irish won 38-7 in 2019 and are 4-2 all-time vs Duke.

Why Notre Dame should never join a conference.

Georgia Tech v Florida State – These schools last met in 2015, Tech won 22-16 at home. Prior to that, Florida State won the 2012 and 2014 ACC Championship Games against Georgia Tech. While they never opposed each other, coaches Geoff Collins (Temple) and Mike Norvell (Memphis) overlapped in the AAC

Syracuse vs UNC – This is definitely a better basketball game, than football. Incredibly, they have faced each other only once since Syracuse joined the ACC in 2013. They won that one game in 2018, 40-37. The Orange are 3-2 all-time vs UNC.

In a non-conference game, Louisville hosts Western Kentucky. Cardinals are 21-12 all-time vs WKU and have won 11 in a row, with the last loss coming in 1975.

Mike is a member of the FWAA (Football Writers Association of America) and an alum of the University of Cincinnati.

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