Happy Veterans Day!–Wake Forest Hosts #15 North Carolina Highlighting Week 11’s Best Of The Rest In College Football.
This is an extra special day for me as it would have been my parents 62nd wedding anniversary. That being said, Happy Heavenly Anniversary to my parents papa Pete and mama Lucia!
#15 North Carolina at Wake Forest, Saturday 7pm ESPN 2
UNC visits Wake Forest on Saturday night in the renewal of a long-running series that has included wild comebacks and video-game scores the past two seasons. This time, the Tar Heels (8-1, 5-0 ACC) arrive with a 5-0 record in road games after going 0-5 last year and can clinch the league’s Coastal Division title.
This is a marquee matchup of quarterbacks with UNC’s Drake Maye and Wake Forest’s Sam Hartman. Wake Forest is 19-3 at home since 2019, with the only losses coming to Louisville in 2019 and twice to Clemson. The latter includes this year’s double-overtime thriller, won by the Tigers 51-45 despite Hartman’s six touchdown passes.
Clemson has clinched the Atlantic Division. North Carolina clinches the Coastal with a win at Wake Forest OR losses by Duke (vs Virginia Tech) and Georgia Tech (vs Miami).
#22 UCF at #17 Tulane, 3:30 ET on ESPN2
For the first time since 1973, Tulane will play in an AP-ranked matchup when it faces off against UCF. The Green Wave are looking to win an AP-ranked matchup for the first time since 1956 against Ole Miss. They were in the SEC at the time.
But the real streak in play here? Tulane has lost 60 consecutive games vs AP-ranked teams, the longest streak in the Poll Era (since 1936).
Most Consecutive Losses vs AP-Ranked Teams – Poll Era (Since 1936)
1984-pres. Tulane 60
1992-2006 Vanderbilt 56
1974-90 Rice 52
1973-pres. Army 51
South Carolina at Florida, 4 ET on SEC Network and ESPN-SWFL
South Carolina won last year’s meeting 40-17 and is looking to win back-to-back games against Florida for the first time since 2013-14. The Gamecocks have only won at The Swamp twice since joining the SEC, both times under former Gator Steve Spurrier (2010 and 2014).
South Carolina has reached bowl eligibility for the second straight season and is looking to win four SEC games in a season for the first time since 2018.
CLINCHING SCENARIOS FOR WEEK 11
Georgia clinches the East with a win at Mississippi State OR a Tennessee loss to Missouri. LSU clinches the West with a win at Arkansas AND an Ole Miss loss to Alabama.
TCU clinches a spot in the Big 12 championship game with a win at Texas.