Clemson vs. Wake Forest Fearless Prediction, Game Preview

Clemson vs. Wake Forest Fearless Prediction, Game Preview

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Clemson vs. Wake Forest Fearless Prediction, Game Preview

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Clemson vs. Wake Forest fearless prediction and game preview.


Clemson vs. Wake Forest Broadcast

Date: Saturday, November 16
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (click to watch for free)
Venue: Memorial Stadium, Clemson, SC
Network: ABC

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Why Clemson Will Win

The Tigers might not be playing anyone who’s all that great, but they’re able to rip through their light scrimmages playing exactly like they’re supposed to.

Dog the slate all you want – and you should, even if it’s not their fault – but they’re improving with all the practice. There’s no drama, there’s no concern, and now the team is able to experiment a little bit and keep everyone rested for the bigger games – like this one.

Very, very under the radar, the lines are now built back up after all the big personnel changes from last year’s team. And now everything is humming.

That includes a pass rush that’s coming from everywhere. The linebacking corps, the secondary, and the young defensive front all have guys who can bring pressure on QB Jamie Newman, who won’t have top receiver Sage Surratt to go to. The 66-catch, 1,001-yard, 11 touchdown star is done for the year with a shoulder injury.

The Demon Deacon offense is still going to be just good enough to provide a push, but the defense won’t be able to hold serve if this gets into any sort of a shootout.

The Wake Forest run defense has been hit for 225 yards or more in three of the last five games, but …

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Why Wake Forest Will Win

Bombs away.

Even without Surratt, the ACC’s second-best offense and top passing game isn’t going to stop pushing a Tiger secondary that hasn’t been tested for theist several weeks.

Statistically, the Clemson pass defense is amazing – allowing one touchdown pass, to option-running team Wofford – in the last four games, but it hasn’t seen anything like this since dealing with Kellen Mond and Texas A&M in Week 2.

The talent is there to pull this off without the Tigers being a little bit down, but the Demon Deacons are great at controlling the clock and the tempo when needed – they lead the ACC in third down conversions – and they have better offensive playmakers than they get credit for.

Even without Surratt.

What’s Going To Happen

This should actually be a wee bit of a test for the Tigers. Wake Forest has the passing game to keep on pressing even if it gets down fast, and there’s a good enough pass rush and defensive front to at least apply a little bit of pressure on Trevor Lawrence.

Clemson is humming now, though, and it’ll win without too much of a concern. The offense will get up fast, but Wake Forest will score just a wee bit to keep this from being a total embarrassment.


Clemson vs. Wake Forest Prediction, Line

Clemson 48, Wake Forest 17
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