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2017 Clemson Tigers Football Schedule & Analysis

2017 Clemson Tigers Football Schedule & Analysis


Breaking down and analyzing the 2017 Clemson Tigers football schedule


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2017 ACC Composite & Week-By-Week Schedule

2017 Clemson Tigers Football Schedule
Realistic Best Case Scenario

The Tigers can get through the September ACC road games. They take care of Auburn in Death Valley, and have no issues against Kent State and Boston College, and then come the issues: at Louisville, at Virginia Tech. Clemson gets to 5-0 after winning both games, and rolls through a relatively easy October to set up showdowns against NC State on the road and Florida State at home. Of course, there’s no best-case scenario without winning at South Carolina. However, realistically, the defending national champs go 11-1 and get back to the ACC title game.

2017 Clemson Tigers Football Schedule
Realistic Worst Case Scenario

Things aren’t clicking early and the Tigers lose to Auburn before getting dropped by Lamar Jackson and Louisville on the road. The wheels don’t totally come off, but being the hunted becomes a problem with a loss at Virginia Tech, starting out the year 2-3. They lose a game they shouldn’t in October – maybe against Georgia Tech or on the road at Syracuse – and they split the November road games at NC State and South Carolina. Throw in a loss against Florida State, and in a disastrous scenario, Clemson finishes 7-5.

2017 Clemson Tigers Football Schedule

Sept. 2 Kent State

Sept. 9 Auburn

Sept. 16 at Louisville

Sept. 23 Boston College

Sept. 30 at Virginia Tech

Oct. 7 Wake Forest

Oct. 13 at Syracuse

Oct. 21 OPEN DATE

Oct. 28 Georgia Tech

Nov. 4 at NC State

Nov. 11 Florida State

Nov. 18 The Citadel

Nov. 25 at South Carolina