Distractions Gone, Stage Set For ACC Championship

Written by Danny Morales

Tallahassee, FL- Jameis Winston will not be charged by the Florida District Attorney and will be playing for the Florida State Seminoles in the Dr. Pepper ACC Championship game against the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday, Dec. 7 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.

FSU will go into the championship ranked the No. 1 team in the country and with a win on Saturday the Seminoles can clinch themselves a ticket to Pasadena, Calif. for the National Championship game.

The Noles are a perfect 12-0 so far this season, as they have dominated their competition for most of the season. FSU’s closest game all season was 14-point win over unranked Boston College, while their largest margin of victory was 66- points which came in a 80-14 victory over Idaho.

Duke on the other hand will be playing in their first-ever conference championship game after playing to a 10-2 season, which saw the Blue Devils upset team’s such as Virginia Tech and Miami. The Dukies have had a surprise season on offense, ranking 41th in the nation in points against.

The Blue Devils will have their hands full with the Seminoles on Saturday, as FSU ranks 1st in the country in points against, giving up just an average of 11 points a game. The Noles also have the nation’s 2nd best offense, averaging a staggering 53.7 points a game.

Kickoff for the Dr. Pepper ACC Championship Game is set for 8 p.m. on Saturday. FSU is the defending conference champions after defeating Georgia Tech 21-15 in last year’s game

In other ACC-related news, Georgia Tech running back Robert Godhigh was awarded the Brian Piccolo  Award on Thursday. The Brian Piccolo Award is given every year to the “most courageous” player in the ACC.

Godhigh will be presented with his award at the ACC’s Night of Legends on Friday, Dec. 6 at the Charlotte Convention Center.

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