Ohio State football’s all-time record against the ACC

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Pick about any college football program out there that has at least a modest history with Ohio State, and you’ll normally find that the Buckeyes have the upper hand. Not always though, there are teams that have gotten the best of OSU from time to time. Some of it because of the era it was played in, some because of bad breaks — and yes — some because the program was just better at that point in time.

We’re going through a series of looking at Ohio State’s record against teams in each of the Power Five conferences and we’re moving on to the ACC because, well, let’s be honest — there’s really no rhyme or reason.

We’ve already looked at the Big 12 and we’ll move on to the Pac-12, and SEC (cringe) in no particular order. Either way, we’re all about imparting the knowledge on you, so off we go with Ohio State’s fortune against every team currently in the ACC. We’ll go in order of best record to worst.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Nov 21, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets helmet is seen on the sideline in the first half against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Where things stand

No matchups to date.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Sep 30, 2017; Winston-Salem, NC, USA; A closeup view of a Wake Forest Demon Deacons helmet during the game against the Florida State Seminoles at BB&T Field. Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Where things stand

No matchups to date.

Boston College Eagles

27 Aug 1995: View of the Kickoff Classic between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Boston College Eagles at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Ohio State won the game 38-6.

Where things stand

All-Time Series: Ohio State leads 3-0 Last Result: 1995 Regular Season (OSU won 38-6)

Louisville Cardinals

14 Sep 1991: Fullback Ralph Dawkins of the Louisville Cardinals runs down the field during a game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State won the game 23-15. Credit: Rick Stewart /Allsport

Where things stand

All-Time Series: Ohio State leads 2-0 Last Result: 1992 Regular Season (OSU won 20-19)

NC State Wolfpack

RALEIGH, NC - SEPTEMBER 18: Players from the Ohio State Buckeyes and the North Carolina State University Wolfpack gather for a post-game prayer during a game on September 18, 2004 at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo By Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Where things stand

All-Time Series: Ohio State leads 2-0 Last Result: 2004 Regular Season (OSU won 22-14)

Virginia Cavaliers

Nov 2, 2018; Charlottesville, VA, USA; Virginia Cavaliers quarterback Bryce Perkins (3) is hit in the helmet while being tackled by Pittsburgh Panthers defensive lineman Patrick Jones II (91) in the second quarter at Scott Stadium. Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Where things stand

All-Time Series: Ohio State leads 1-0 Last Result: 1933 Regular Season (OSU won 75-0)

Pittsburgh Panthers

23 Sep 1995: Defensive end Matt Finkes of the Ohio State Buckeyes (center) goes after a Pittsburgh Panthers player during a game at Pitt Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Ohio State won the game, 54-14. Credit: Doug Pensinger /Allsport

Where things stand

All-Time Series: Ohio State leads 19-5-1 Last Result: 1996 Regular Season (OSU won 72-10)

Duke Blue Devils

Ohio State's Bob Ferguson (46) stiff arms Duke's Claude Moorman (85) to pick up five yards and an OSU first down in the first quarter, Sept. 26, 1959, in Columbus, Ohio. Duke's Ted Royall (53) and Joe Wuchina (66) chase him in vain. (AP Photo/Julian C. Wilson)

Where things stand

All-Time Series: Ohio State leads 3-1 Last Result: 1981 Regular Season (OSU won 34-13)

North Carolina Tarheels

Sep 30, 1972; Columbus, OH, USA; FILE PHOTO; North carolina defensive tackle Steve Early (66) pressures Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Greg Hare (18) during the 1972 season. Credit: Malcolm Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Where things stand

All-Time Series: Ohio State leads 3-1 Last Result: 1975 Regular Season (OSU won 32-7)

Syracuse Orangemen

Jan 1, 1992; Tampa, FL, USA; FILE PHOTO; Syracuse Orange reciver Qadry Ismail (45) carries the ball against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the 1992 Hall of Fame Bowl at Tampa Stadium. Syracuse won the game 24-17. Credit: USA TODAY Sports

Where things stand

All-Time Series: Ohio State leads 4-2 Last Result: 1992 Regular Season (OSU won 35-12)

Miami Hurricanes

TEMPE, AZ - JANUARY 3: Quarterback Ken Dorsey #11 of Miami is presured by the Ohio State defense causing him to throw an incomplete pass on the last play of the game during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium on January 3, 2003 in Tempe, Arizona. Ohio State won the game 31-24 in double-overtime, winning the NCAA National Championship. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Where things stand

All-Time Series: Tied 2-2 Last Result: 2011 Regular Season (OSU lost 6-24)

Virginia Tech Hokies

Braxton Miller put his 'spin' on college football five years ago today
Braxton Miller put his 'spin' on college football five years ago today

Sep 7, 2015; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Braxton Miller (1) runs for a touchdown during the third quarter against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Lane Stadium. Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

Where things stand

All-Time Series: Tied 1-1 Last Result: 2015 Regular Season (OSU won 42-24)

Clemson Tigers

Ohio State football 2021 NFL draft player breakdown: LB Pete Werner
Ohio State football 2021 NFL draft player breakdown: LB Pete Werner

Jan 1, 2021; New Orleans, LA, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes linebacker Pete Werner (20) tackles Clemson Tigers wide receiver Amari Rodgers (3) during the first half at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Where things stand

All-Time Series: Ohio State trails 1-4 Last Result: 2020 Sugar Bowl - CFP Semifinal (OSU won 49-28)

Florida State Seminoles

Jan 1 1998: Linebacker Sam Cowart of the Florida State Seminoles celebrates with a teammate during a game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. Florida State won the game, 31-14. Credit: Jonathan Daniel /

Where things stand

All-Time Series: Ohio State trails 0-3 Last Result: 1998 Sugar Bowl (OSU lost 13-34)

Overall vs. the ACC

Dec 2, 2017; Charlotte, NC, USA; A view of the ACC logo on the field prior to the game between the Clemson Tigers and the Miami Hurricanes in the ACC championship game at Bank of America Stadium. Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Where things stand overall

Overall record vs. ACC: 50-19-1 [listicle id=52044] Contact/Follow us @BuckeyesWire on Twitter, and like our page on Facebook to follow ongoing coverage of Ohio State news, notes and opinion.

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