Two recent Clemson stars take center stage as Tajh Boyd, the eighth-seed in the John Heisman Region, faces NC State’s Torry Holt, the No. 9 seed, and No. 14 seed Sammy Watkins meets Georgia Tech’s latest Hall of Famer, third-seeded Joe Hamilton.
Also in action is Florida State’s No. 1 seed Charlie Ward, who meets Virginia’s Heath Miller (No. 16), while second-seeded Roman Gabriel of NC State takes on Boston College’s Andre Williams (No. 15).
In the defense’s Frank Howard Region, top-seeded Randy White of Maryland faces NC State’s No. 16 seed David Amerson, while North Carolina’s second-seeded Dre’ Bly meets Florida State’s Derrick Alexander (No. 15).
But the most intriguing matchup of the eight defensive pairings may be No. 4 seed Julius Peppers of North Carolina vs. Florida State’s 13th-seeded Peter Boulware.
Listed below are each of the currently votable matchups, which are open through midnight ET on Sept. 10, after which the next 16 first-round pairings will being. Be sure to watch ACC Gridiron LIVE at 10 p.m. ET on FOX Sports South for the latest involving the tourney.