Check out the Clemson vs. Syracuse fearless prediction and game preview.
Clemson (8-0) vs. Syracuse (4-4) Game Preview
Date: Saturday, Nov. 5
Game Time: 3:30 pm
Venue: Memorial Stadium, Clemson, SC
Clemson did what it had to do.
The Tigers proved that they’re good enough to be No. 2 in the first College Football Playoff rankings, and they got through the storm beating Florida State on the road, Louisville at home, and sidestepping a few landmines along the way against Troy and NC State. Now it’s time to close the deal.
The ACC title is theirs for the taking, and they can lose a game and still get there, and to the College Football Playoff, but this should be the easy part of the schedule with three of the last four games at home and the road game at Wake Forest.
The Tigers might be banged up, and they might have needed a full sixty-minute war to get by the Noles last week, but now they’re going to have to gear it up for a potential firefight.
The Tiger secondary has been fantastic all year giving up just five touchdown passes, but it’s allowed 269 yards or more in three of the last four games, and it’s about to get bombed on.
Syracuse has had two weeks off to prepare for the showdown, and it’s coming into Death Valley red hot, coming up with 405 yards in the win over Virginia Tech, and 434 to follow against Boston College in a win to kick in hopes for a bowl appearance.
Can the passing game that’s thrown for two touchdowns or more in every game but the loss to Wake Forest – in the Hurricane Matthew rainstorm – possible take advantage of the potentially tired Tigers?
Syracuse doesn’t have the defense to hold up against the Clemson balance, and it doesn’t have the pass rush to bother Deshaun Watson, but there’s enough pop and explosion to throw a major scare into the nation’s No. 2 team.
Clemson won’t lose, but it’ll struggle just enough to potentially be dropped to third on Election Night.
Clemson vs. Syracuse Prediction
Final Score: Clemson 34, Syracuse 27
Line: Clemson -27, o/u: 66.5
ATS Confidence: 5: 101 mph Chapman – 1: 97 mph Chapman … 3.5
Must See Rating: 5: November 8th – 1: Inferno … 3