NC State vs. FSU and other ACC football predictions for Week 6

Last Saturday held some surprises for our ACC expert panel of pickers. No one saw Boston College's win over Louisville or Georgia Tech's upset of then-No. 24 Pitt coming.

Still, our team is hitting at 74% on the season. Not bad.

Let's see what this week has in store.

Louisville at Virginia (noon, ACC Network)

  • Sammy Batten, Fayetteville Observer: Louisville

  • Carter Karels, Tallahassee Democrat: Louisville

  • Alexis Cubit, Louisville Courier Journal: Virginia

  • Jim Rice, Greenville News: Louisville

  • David Thompson, Fayetteville Observer: Louisville

  • Scott Keepfer, Greenville News: Louisville

  • Todd Shanesy, Greenville News: Louisville

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Virginia Tech at Pitt (3:30 p.m., ACC Network)

  • Sammy Batten, Fayetteville Observer: Pitt

  • Carter Karels, Tallahassee Democrat: Pitt

  • Alexis Cubit, Louisville Courier Journal: Pitt

  • Jim Rice, Greenville News: Pitt

  • David Thompson, Fayetteville Observer: Pitt

  • Scott Keepfer, Greenville News: Pitt

  • Todd Shanesy, Greenville News: Pitt

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Duke at Georgia Tech (4 p.m., RSN/ESPN3)

  • Sammy Batten, Fayetteville Observer: Duke

  • Carter Karels, Tallahassee Democrat: Duke

  • Alexis Cubit, Louisville Courier Journal: Duke

  • Jim Rice, Greenville News: Duke

  • David Thompson, Fayetteville Observer: Duke

  • Scott Keepfer, Greenville News: Georgia Tech

  • Todd Shanesy, Greenville News: Georgia Tech

UNC at Miami (4 p.m., ESPN2)

  • Sammy Batten, Fayetteville Observer: UNC

  • Carter Karels, Tallahassee Democrat: UNC

  • Alexis Cubit, Louisville Courier Journal: UNC

  • Jim Rice, Greenville News: UNC

  • David Thompson, Fayetteville Observer: Miami

  • Scott Keepfer, Greenville News: Miami

  • Todd Shanesy, Greenville News: UNC

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No. 5 Clemson at Boston College (7:30 p.m., ABC)

  • Sammy Batten, Fayetteville Observer: Clemson

  • Carter Karels, Tallahassee Democrat: Clemson

  • Alexis Cubit, Louisville Courier Journal: Clemson

  • Jim Rice, Greenville News: Clemson

  • David Thompson, Fayetteville Observer: Clemson

  • Scott Keepfer, Greenville News: Clemson

  • Todd Shanesy, Greenville News: Clemson

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Army at No. 15 Wake Forest (7:30 p.m., RSN/ESPN3)

  • Sammy Batten, Fayetteville Observer: Wake Forest

  • Carter Karels, Tallahassee Democrat: Wake Forest

  • Alexis Cubit, Louisville Courier Journal: Wake Forest

  • Jim Rice, Greenville News: Wake Forest

  • David Thompson, Fayetteville Observer: Wake Forest

  • Scott Keepfer, Greenville News: Wake Forest

  • Todd Shanesy, Greenville News: Wake Forest

Florida State at No. 14 NC State (8 p.m., ACC Network)

  • Sammy Batten, Fayetteville Observer: NC State

  • Carter Karels, Tallahassee Democrat: NC State

  • Alexis Cubit, Louisville Courier Journal: NC State

  • Jim Rice, Greenville News: NC State

  • David Thompson, Fayetteville Observer: NC State

  • Scott Keepfer, Greenville News: NC State

  • Todd Shanesy, Greenville News: NC State

SOMETHING TO PROVEAfter the sting of Clemson loss, NC State football out to prove something vs Florida State

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Week 5 prediction results

Total: 26-23 = 53%

  • Sammy Batten, Fayetteville Observer: 5-2

  • Carter Karels, Tallahassee Democrat: 4-3

  • Alexis Cubit, Louisville Courier Journal: 3-4

  • Jim Rice, Greenville News: 3-4

  • David Thompson, Fayetteville Observer: 4-3

  • Scott Keepfer, Greenville News: 4-3

  • Todd Shanesy, Greenville News: 3-4

Season results

Total: 279-99 = 74%

  • Sammy Batten, Fayetteville Observer: 43-11

  • Carter Karels, Tallahassee Democrat: 40-14

  • Alexis Cubit, Louisville Courier Journal: 37-17

  • Jim Rice, Greenville News: 41-13

  • David Thompson, Fayetteville Observer: 40-14

  • Scott Keepfer, Greenville News: 39-15

  • Todd Shanesy, Greenville News: 39-15

This article originally appeared on The Fayetteville Observer: ACC football predictions for Week 6: NC State vs. FSU, UNC vs. Miami