The arrival of Week 14 of the college football season means conference championship week is officially here. Few games are bigger than the annual ACC Championship title game, which features the Clemson Tigers and North Carolina Tar Heels.
Here's everything you need to know about the ACC Championship, which will be played on Saturday.
Where is ACC Championship 2022?
The 2022 ACC Championship will be played at a neutral site, Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC. Bank of America Stadium is home to the NFL's Carolina Panthers, holds a capacity of 74,867 seats, and has hosted the ACC title game since 2017.
When is Clemson vs North Carolina ACC Championship?
The 2022 ACC Championship is officially scheduled for Week 14 of the college football season. The game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 3 with a kickoff time scheduled for 8 p.m. ET. The game airs live on ABC.
ACC Championship Clemson vs North Carolina Prediction and Odds 2022
Our official ACC Championship prediction was taken from The Duel's Clemson vs North Carolina betting preview.
The Tigers are 7-1 SU/ATS in ACC Championship Games, including a 45-37 win over the Tar Heels in 2015 which was UNC's only appearance in this game. The last time these two met was in 2019 and North Carolina (+27) nearly pulled off the upset over No. 1 Clemson, losing 21-20.
Now North Carolina has prized freshman QB Drake Maye leading the ACC's No. 1 offense (37 PPG, 481 YPG) and Maye's 320 passing yards per game is best in the ACC. But the Tar Heels have lost back-to-back games as the favorite entering this championship contest while Clemson is coming off a 31-30 loss to South Carolina as a 14-point favorite.
Clemson's defense just allowed 360 passing yards to South Carolina, so Maye should have another big game. Clemson QB D.J. Uiagalelei can be inconsistent and he was clueless in last week's loss, going 8-of-29 for 99 yards with more questionable decisions. Clemson does have top freshman QB Cade Klubnik available if coach Dabo Swinney cuts the cord on Uiagalelei.
North Carolina's defense is the worst in the ACC, allowing 441 yards per game at 6.1 yards per play. Combined with Clemson's below-average pass defense, we should see a shootout in the ACC Championship Game.
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: CLEM: (-295) | UNC: (+235)
Spread: CLEM: -7.5 (-108) | UNC: +7.5 (-112)
Total: 63.5 — Over: (-112) | Under: (-108)
Final Score Prediction: Clemson: 41 | North Carolina: 34
ACC Championship History
The first ACC Championship game was played in 2005. The 2022 version will mark Clemson's ninth appearance and North Carolina's second. Clemson has made appearances in seven of the past eight years and is 7-1 when playing in the event.
Clemson and North Carolina have met a total of 58 times in their respective histories. Clemson owns a dominant lead in the series rivalry, winning 38 times to North Carolina's 19.
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