Straight Up: ACC Championship Game Combined Passing Yards, Championship Saturday Open Thread

Correctly guess how many passing yards the Tigers and Tar Heels combine for and win a Buzzketball tee.

Would you like to rock one of The Key Play's new Buzzketball T-Shirts? If so, all you need to do is correctly predict how many passing yards Clemson and North Carolina will combine for in the ACC Championship Game. Leave your guess (educated or otherwise) and a sentence or two with your thought process in the comments.

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The rules are:

  • Must be over 18;
  • Price is Right rule is in effect, you need to be closest to Clemson plus North Carolina's passing yards without going over;
  • Picks are first come, first serve. In other words, there'll be 0 or 1 winners. If you duplicate someone else's existing pick, you lose.
  • One entry per person;
  • Do not, for any reason, edit your comment/picks. The database stores both a comment created date and last edit date. If those two aren't equal, you're disqualified;
  • Picks must be in before 7:00 PM EST on 12/8/15;
  • Statistics will be sourced from cfbstats.com;
  • Much like with Powerball, you must claim your prize. If you are the winner, email joe thekeyplay [dot] com, and your claim will be verified. Claims submitted after 11:59 PM EST on 12/8/15 will not be verified.

This post is also Championship Saturday's open thread.

Game Time (EST) Network
AAC Championship: Temple at Houston Noon ABC
CUSA: Southern Miss at Western Kentucky Noon ESPN2
SEC: Alabama vs. Florida 4:00 PM CBS
MWC: Air Force at San Diego State 7:30 PM ESPN2
Pac-12: Stanford vs. USC 7:45 PM ESPN
ACC: Clemson vs. North Carolina 8:00 PM ABC
Big Ten: Iowa vs. Michigan State 8:00 PM FOX

Comments

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675

If you don't want to recruit clowns, don't run a clown show.

"I want to punch people from UVA right in the neck." - Colin Cowherd

731

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Tight window. Bold.

Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no lies

As required by TKP rules:

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So Clemson really needs to step up.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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701

Also, this seems to be one of the most lack-luster championship weekends that I can remember. I mean some games may turn out to be good but for all intensive purposes everyone expects Bama to crush Florida, Clemson to beat UNC and Michigan St to beat Iowa. In each championship game one team has wins over tough ranked opponents and the others seem to have much weaker schedules. Houston Temple and Stanford USC may be the most exciting games match-up wise. But even Stanford USC still seems only ok to me. I'll watch the game but right now I'm looking at it like "ehhh"

*I say this without looking at anything and from what I can remember of the season.*

If you don't want to recruit clowns, don't run a clown show.

"I want to punch people from UVA right in the neck." - Colin Cowherd

IDK, I think Iowa has a shot, and the UNC/Clemson game should be entertaining at least

812

592

"with all due respect, and remember I’m sayin’ it with all due respect, that idea ain’t worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin gettin’ it on" - Ricky Bobby

597

We are the Hokies. We will prevail. We will prevail. We will prevail. We are Virginia Tech.

495

555

Bud Foster is made of hokie stone!

569

Twitter me

549

Is it football season yet?

478

"Take care of the little things and the big things will come."

510

612

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

625

Let's Go...

712

Little Bobby Tables told me my signature was false

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-What we do is, if we need that extra push, you know what we do? -Put it up to fully dipped? -Fully dipped. Exactly. It's dork magic.

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650

Whadya mean I can't take off my sweater? I'm HOT!

684

That team sure did suck last night. They just plain sucked! I've seen teams suck before, but they were the suckiest bunch of sucks that ever sucked.

608

A Hokie living in Tennessee.

I have 3 favorite teams. VT, Kentucky, and whoever the hell is playing Tennessee.

578

#thingsiblamethemvsfor

527

Way to go

Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no lies

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500

627

In Sam Rogers we trust.

665

Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no lies

712

FIRST DOWN, HOKIES!

14.

621

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

624 Bob.

616.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

611

Using /s is for cowards.

678

gtofever

818

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

669, giggity

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522

@CaptKirkVT10

682

Yes,that's the Hokie Bird riding a camel. Why'd you ask?

783

“I remember Lee Corso's car didn't get out of the parking lot.” -cFB

696

"Hokie religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid." Han Solo

505, in an unexpected defensive struggle

640

728 yards because offense

800 even

Be cool, be cool, ice cold

652

"These people are losing their minds!"

460

"Vick, dashing back . . . here he comes again . . . Electrifying . . . and have you ever seen anything like this?"

583 - the pace of play will be slower than expected leading to less than average possessions.

576

Pour some Beer on it

450. Two of the better passing offenses vs. two of the best passing defenses. Both teams will move the ball through the air, but both will be held below their season averages.

689

“Danny Coale - I don’t care what the officials said - you caught that ball!”
- Mark Warner, 2012 Commencement Address

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579

724

723

If a tree falls in Scott Stadium does it make a sound?

587 total passing yds...

Yay

Let's Go

HOKIES

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516

666

Here lies It's a Stroman Jersey I Swear, surpassed in life by no one because he intercepted it.

470

"That move was slicker than a peeled onion in a bowl of snot." -Mike Burnop

499

I honestly just picked this because 666 was already taken.

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826

We put the K in Kwality

563 Bob

Come to Blacksburg and see what the Hokie Pokie is really all about

588

Exit Light, Enter Night....Go Hokies

655

537

Winner winner...

I think?

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

Nope. But that's based on ESPN's stats, which are not what are used here. Though they're typically right.

717 cotton.

Another white bronco? The first one didn't go too far.

590

827

VT BSEE '98, VT MSME '01

Texas and Baylor is getting chippy. Texas up 17-0.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Baylor is throwing INT's right to Texas. Another chippy "incident " after this one.

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630

"Cartoons Plural, Virginia Tech"

420

420 Bob

769

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
“I served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

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The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

675 well I'm out Bragghokie beat me to it

Just barely

“Danny Coale - I don’t care what the officials said - you caught that ball!”
- Mark Warner, 2012 Commencement Address

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Clemson is averaging 288 Passing YPG
UNC is averaging 266 Passing YPG

It's Time to go to Work

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SCHokie

434. I'm gonna say UNC goes for 165ish and runs a lot and Clemson at 279 because I'm in the 434

The Mud Dogs are going to the Bourbon Bowl!!!

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Joffrey, Cersei, Ilyn Payne, the Hound, Jeff Jagodzinski, Paul Johnson, Pat Narduzzi.

702. High flying offenses #goacc

Virginia Tech School of Architecture Class of 2014
Fan of Hokies, Ravens, NY Giants, Orioles

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We swarm

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1 dollar bob

Always choose joy.

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584. More rushing yards than some think.

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545. Complete shot in the dark.

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553

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

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Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

350

Someone has to go under.

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567

754

Both QBs are missing just about everything they throw tonight.

"For those who have passed, for those to come, reach for excellence."

I'm just watching these 2 teams and thinking "if only" and "I wish"....

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
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642

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
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Too much good/meaningful football in the same time slot. My remote batteries are going to die.

"with all due respect, and remember I’m sayin’ it with all due respect, that idea ain’t worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin gettin’ it on" - Ricky Bobby

And how do the networks seem to synchronize the commercial breaks so well?

"with all due respect, and remember I’m sayin’ it with all due respect, that idea ain’t worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin gettin’ it on" - Ricky Bobby

Come on Clemson pull this out, send VT to the Belk Bowl.

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It's all good. They got this. Belk bowl it is. I'm calling it.

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Waho's suck
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Also F Dabo, he not only threw his punter under a bus on a national TV interview but tracked him down to berate him on he sideline TWICE!

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Yea, and he also did a pretty cool thing to honor Beamer.

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And? I'm talking strictly about what he did during tonight's game.

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Didn't much like it either. But, if that decision was not an option that they practice, I have no problem nominating it for bonehead play if the week. But yeah, get over it Dabo. If that punter muffs a snap or something now, it's on Dabo.

"with all due respect, and remember I’m sayin’ it with all due respect, that idea ain’t worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin gettin’ it on" - Ricky Bobby

I'm probably in the minority but I don't mind. Now if that becomes a reg that's another thing.

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Waho's suck
Uva swallows

I'm not a fan of him saying his punter cost them 7 points. The punter doesn't play defense.

"with all due respect, and remember I’m sayin’ it with all due respect, that idea ain’t worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin gettin’ it on" - Ricky Bobby

That's what he said right before half time to the reporter, correct? Ok, I'll give you that. Dbag move. But yelling and berating on the sideline I always thought was kind of a coach thing. And hey, it seemed to work on that last punt from him. Bought extra time on that delayed punt.

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
Uva swallows

I think it's OK to chew him out once, Dabo did it about three separate times. The kid knows he fucked up, no need to relive it multiple times. Assuming this is the first time the punter's made this mistake. If he's done this multiple times, well, that's another issue.

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This is when I got a bit upset at him, too. Went and found him after the UNC TD and (I think) said "that's on you." I agree with the initial tongue-lashing, but then to dump on him even more strikes me as too much.

Can we please please please get rid of these slick surfaces on the sideline. In what world did every stadium decide that it was fun to have slippy slides on the sideline?

"with all due respect, and remember I’m sayin’ it with all due respect, that idea ain’t worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin gettin’ it on" - Ricky Bobby

I've been thinking the same thing. Does anyone know why those are there?

I think they are there to keep the field from getting torn up with all the players walking up and down the sideline. But I think there should definitely be a better way to do it without using the slip n' slide material.

"...When we step on that field, they bleed like we bleed and we're gonna show the world."
-Corey Marshall

Right in front of the home crowd. That's gotta be embarrassing.

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Waho's suck
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MSU Iowa is coming down to the wire.

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Kudos to the Hawkeyes but I want the Spartys to pull it out.

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No come on IOWA!!!

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A lot of people owe Iowa an apology for talking about them like they were an FCS team throughout this year.

"with all due respect, and remember I’m sayin’ it with all due respect, that idea ain’t worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin gettin’ it on" - Ricky Bobby

Jeez, I just can't win with you two tonight. It pisses me off that they won 12 games in a year before Tech has.

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Waho's suck
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I like both teams. No arguments from me.

"with all due respect, and remember I’m sayin’ it with all due respect, that idea ain’t worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin gettin’ it on" - Ricky Bobby

Loving this game.

"with all due respect, and remember I’m sayin’ it with all due respect, that idea ain’t worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin gettin’ it on" - Ricky Bobby

Iowa's defense needs a 5 hr energy

"with all due respect, and remember I’m sayin’ it with all due respect, that idea ain’t worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin gettin’ it on" - Ricky Bobby

What effort!

"with all due respect, and remember I’m sayin’ it with all due respect, that idea ain’t worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin gettin’ it on" - Ricky Bobby

Kid is a true freshmen doing that.

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ROFLMAO! Doesn't get much better than seeing Fedora pissed off.

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Yeah but the ACC officials just stole a successful onside kick from UNC.

This entire year has been a shit show by the ACC and its refs!

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The ONE time the Acc stripes do RIGHT by Beamer (sending us to the Belk bowl).

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Wasn't close to being offside. It's awesome seeing UNC get screwed over, though. Suck it Tarholes.

In Sam Rogers we trust.

You took the words right outta my mouth. Suck it Fedora. Suck it long and SUCK IT HARD! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!!!

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Here we come Belk bowl!!!!

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So is the total number 529?

"with all due respect, and remember I’m sayin’ it with all due respect, that idea ain’t worth a velvet painting of a whale and a dolphin gettin’ it on" - Ricky Bobby

According to ESPN, Passing yards were 240 for UNC and 289 for Clemson, so it sounds like it, although GuitarMan says above that ESPN isn't the source for the stats.

I can't believe how bad the ACC refs were last night. This whole season has been a shit show for them.

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So, is Clark suspended for half of the bowl game too?

I can't believe how badly UNC got jobbed on that "offsides" penalty on their recovered on-sides kick. What a joke. Nobody was within a yard of the LOS for that call to be made. Seems like the ACC really wanted Clemson in.