2018 ACC Championship Game – Clemson vs. Pitt

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2018 ACC Championship Game is set with the Clemson Tigers taking on the Pittsburgh Panthers. The game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 1 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Clemson clinched the Atlantic Division title after finishing 8-0 in conference play, two games ahead of the Syracuse Orange. The Tigers (12-0 overall) will be making their fourth straight championship game appearance and sixth overall.

Pitt (8-4, 7-1 ACC) won the Coastal Division by one game over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. This will mark the Panthers’ first-ever appearance in the championship game, which started in 2005.

Clemson and Pitt last met during the regular-season in 2016. The Panthers upset the Tigers in that contest in Clemson, 43-42. Overall, the two teams have met twice on the gridiron with Pitt holding a 2-0 advantage.

A Clemson win in the ACC Championship Game would send the Tigers to the College Football Playoff for the fourth consecutive season.

Brett McMurphy of Stadium currently projects the Clemson Tigers to face the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Cotton Bowl. He projects that the Pitt Panthers will face the Oregon Ducks in the Sun Bowl.

ACC Championship Game 

  • Matchup: (2) Clemson vs. Pitt
  • Date: Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018
  • Time: 8:00pm ET
  • TV: ABC
  • Crew: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, and Maria Taylor

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