Posting one of the best records in school history, the Duke Blue Devils are one of the most improbable 9-2 teams in the nation. The Blue Devils need a win in week 14 to ensure themselves a spot in the ACC title game — a game that might be ugly for anyone facing off against the Florida State Seminoles.
On the other side of the field, the North Carolina Tar Heels have underachieved a bit this season as they were expected to challenge for a spot in the ACC title game prior to the year. The tar Heels are just 6-5 on the season, but have won five straight games to ensure a bowl berth.
Duke has been one of the most impressive teams in the ACC this season. The Blue Devils are led are led by the quarterback duo of Anthony Boone and Brandon Connette who have combined to rank 58th in the nation in passing yards per game. Boone has 1,421 yards and eight touchdowns while Connette has 1,210 yards and 13 touchdowns on the year. Jamison Crowder leads all receivers with 1,077 yards and five touchdowns on an impressive 83 catches on the season.
North Carolina has lost successful quarterback Bryn Renner for the season after a shoulder injury derailed his career with the Tar Heels a few weeks back. The Tar Heels are now led by Marquise Williams who has been impressive, passing for 1,304 yards and 13 touchdowns on the year to go along with 386 rushing yards and four touchdowns. Eric Ebron leads all receivers with 50 catches for 774 yards and three touchdowns while Quinshad Davis leads all receivers with nine scores.
Defensively, North Carolina ranks 47th in the nation in points allowed per contest while also ranking 60th in the nation in yards allowed per game with just over 400 allowed per contest. Duke in 36th in the nation in points allowed per game as well as 68th in total yards allowed on average per game.
Duke will travel to North Carolina to take on the Tar Heels at 12 p.m. EST on Saturday, Nov. 30. The game will be broadcasted on ESPN 2.
PREDICTION: Duke 30, North Carolina 31