Why Clemson Tigers Will Take Down Auburn Tigers in Week 1

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Why Clemson Tigers Will Take Down Auburn Tigers in Week 1
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The Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta between the Clemson Tigers and the Auburn Tigers will be one of the most anticipated games of the opening weekend in college football.

Clemson will likely enter the season ranked in the Top 25, while Auburn is at the very least one of the thirty best teams in the nation—giving the rivals the primetime 7 p.m. matchup on ESPN, Sept. 1

Auburn and Clemson will both have plenty to prove heading into Week 1.

Auburn will be looking to exact revenge from a loss to Clemson last season, in which Dabo Swinney's squad ended the defending Southeastern Conference and national champion Tigers' 17-game winning streak. 

Meanwhile, Clemson had quite an unhappy ending to the 2011-12 season, after being humiliated 70-33 by West Virginia in the Orange Bowl, and want nothing more than to bounce back strong.

However, Auburn has been trending down since its remarkable national title run, while Clemson appears on the rise after its upset win over Virginia Tech in last year's ACC title game.

Here are five reasons why Clemson will topple Auburn in this fall's opener.

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