Wake Forest vs. Clemson: TV Info, Spread, Injury Updates, Game Time and More
After a thrilling win over Georgia to open the season, Clemson hasn't missed a beat, defeating South Carolina State and NC State.
Now, the Tigers will look to take down Wake Forest on Saturday at home.
In the 26-14 victory over NC State last week, Tigers quarterback Tajh Boyd passed for 244 yards and three touchdowns, while adding 38 yards on the ground. That included two touchdown passes to emerging junior receiver Martavis Bryant in the second half.
As for Wake Forest, the Demon Deacons (2-2) are coming off a 25-11 victory over Army at home, in which the team rushed for 228 yards and two touchdowns.
Let's take a look at the ACC battle on Saturday in Clemson.
*Statistics courtesy of CFBStats.com
When: Saturday, Sept. 28 at 3:30 p.m. ET
Where: Memorial Stadium, Clemson, SC
Live Stream: WatchESPN
Betting Line (via Covers.com): Clemson -28.5
Wake Forest Injuries (via USA Today)
Questionable: WR Matt James (Shoulder)
Clemson Injuries (via USA Today)
Questionable: OL Gifford Timothy (Concussion), OL Joe Gore (Knee), CB Mackensie Alexander (Groin), LB B.J. Goodson (Concussion)
Top Storyline: Clemson's Offense Not Meeting Expectations
For a program that ranked sixth in the country in points per game last season, scoring 26 points against NC State may get the job done, but it's not exactly lighting it up.
As Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris said, according to the Associated Press (via ESPN), "We've done some good things. But we haven't played our best."
Morris said, via the report, that Clemson's starting unit may have lost some rhythm after several players were pulled from the blowout victory over South Carolina State in Week 2. After the bye week, the Tigers found themselves leading by only six points headed into the second half against NC State.
Clemson needs to get that explosive offense back up and running, especially before meeting No. 8 Florida State on Oct. 19.
Prediction: Clemson 38, Wake Forest 13
Who will win on Saturday?
Wake Forest has yet to face a team capable of putting up big points this season.
That will change in Week 5.
Clemson's offense may not be as electric as many expected it to be, but when the Tigers score 26 points and it's considered a disappointment, that proves what kind of expectations the nation has for this unit. This is still a team loaded with talent, which includes Boyd, Bryant, the lightning-fast Sammy Watkins and running back Roderick McDowell.
Wake Forest allowed 24 points to Boston College. Needless to say, I expect Clemson to score more than 24 points in this matchup.
Also, the Demon Deacons rank 95th in the nation in points per game. I don't see them winning a shootout with the Tigers.
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