The 2020 Men’s ACC Championship Game was contested by Florida State University and the Georgia Institute of Technology on December 19th, 2020. The game was held at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. The game marked the first time since 2012 that the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championship Game was not held at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. Both teams entered the game with a 9-2 record, with Florida State as the defending champion. The game was highly anticipated, as both teams had strong defenses and high-powered offenses.
Heading into the game, both teams had already recorded impressive wins in the regular season. Florida State had defeated both Miami and Clemson, while Georgia Tech knocked off Louisville, Virginia Tech, and North Carolina. On paper, the Seminoles were the clear favorites, as they had the more experienced quarterback, a better offensive line, and an overall higher-rated defense.
The 2020 Men’s ACC Championship Game began on a strong note for the Seminoles, as they took an early 7-0 lead. Georgia Tech responded quickly, however, tying the game at 7 late in the first quarter. The second quarter was a back-and-forth affair, with the teams trading touchdowns. At the half, the score was tied at 14.
The second half saw the Seminoles take control of the game, as they scored two touchdowns to extend their lead to 28-14. The Yellow Jackets fought back, scoring two touchdowns of their own to tie the game at 28. In the fourth quarter, though, Florida State scored two more touchdowns to seal the victory, 42-28.
Florida State emerged victorious in the 2020 Men’s ACC Championship Game, defeating Georgia Tech by a score of 42-28. The Seminoles were led by quarterback James Blackman, who threw for 298 yards and three touchdowns. Blackman was named the Most Valuable Player of the game, as his performance proved to be the difference-maker.
The 2020 Men’s ACC Championship Game was a thrilling contest between two talented teams. In the end, Florida State was able to pull away late and secure the win. With the victory, the Seminoles secured the conference title for the second consecutive year.