Miami reaches ACC championship game for first time, will face Clemson

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — After 13 seasons of trying, Miami is finally headed to its first Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.

And reigning national champion Clemson will be waiting.

No. 4 Clemson and No. 7 Miami clinched their berths Saturday in the ACC title matchup, which will be played Dec. 2 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Clemson (9-1, 7-1 ACC) wrapped up its third consecutive Atlantic Division championship with a 31-14 win Saturday over Florida State. Miami (8-0 entering Saturday, 6-0 ACC) now is assured of its first outright Coastal Division championship because Virginia lost 38-17 at Louisville.

“It’s the first goal we set,” Miami wide receiver Braxton Berrios said. “It’s something that no Miami team has done in the ACC. So obviously, that’s significant in itself right there. And to look at our other goals and see they’re way more significant than just the Coastal, it’s even bigger.

“Nobody’s been able to come to Miami and say, ‘We

Article source: http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/21380543/miami-headed-first-atlantic-coast-conference-title-game-face-clemson

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