ACC's impact game: Atlantic Division
From Heather Dinich of ESPN:
Clemson and Florida State -- the two projected frontrunners for the division -- will play on Sept. 22 in Tallahassee. Clemson, the defending ACC champs, will likely be the underdogs, as Florida State should be a preseason top-10 team. Quarterbacks Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
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With 18 starters returning -- more than any other team in the ACC -- Florida State is the team to beat this year. It’s a bit of a stretch to call any September game a “must-win,” but if Clemson is going to defend its ACC title, it will dramatically increase its chances by leaving Tallahassee with a win. It’s only the first conference game of the season for the Tigers, and it will no doubt have arguably the biggest impact on the Atlantic Division standings.
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