2016 ACC Championship Game
The 2016 ACC Championship Game was the 12th football championship game for the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Clemson Tigers defeated the Virginia Tech Hokies, 42–35. The two programs also met five years earlier in the 2011 ACC Championship Game. The ACC Championship Game had been played at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina since 2010, but the ACC announced it would move its neutral site championships out of North Carolina for the 2016 season in response to the state's controversial HB2 law. The 2016 championship game was played at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.
|2016 Dr. Pepper ACC Championship Game|
|Date||December 3, 2016|
|Stadium||Camping World Stadium|
|Favorite||Clemson by 11|
|United States TV coverage|
|Announcers||Chris Fowler (Play-by-Play), Kirk Herbstreit (Analyst), and Samantha Ponder (Sideline Reporter) (ABC)|
Bill Rosinski, David Norrie, and Ian Fitzsimmons (ESPN Radio)
|2016 ACC football standings|
|No. 1 Clemson xy$#||7||–||1||14||–||1|
|No. 21 Louisville x||7||–||1||9||–||4|
|No. 8 Florida State||5||–||3||10||–||3|
|No. 16 Virginia Tech xy||6||–||2||10||–||4|
|No. 20 Miami||5||–||3||9||–||4|
|Championship: Clemson 42, Virginia Tech 35|
Rankings from AP Poll
The Tigers qualified for the game by winning the ACC Atlantic Division with a conference record of 7–1, tied with the Louisville Cardinals, who Clemson beat on October 1, 2016, 42–36.
Virginia Tech HokiesEdit
|Time of possession||31:52||28:08|
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