Clemson vs. Maryland: TV Info, Spread, Injury Updates, Game Time and More

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Clemson vs. Maryland: TV Info, Spread, Injury Updates, Game Time and More
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A major ACC battle is set to take place Saturday, but it's a war of attrition for the Clemson Tigers and Maryland Terrapins after both suffered crippling defeats a week ago.

The Tigers were absolutely brutalized at home by Florida State, 51-14. Clemson turned the ball over four times and had no answer for Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston, who easily gunned his way to 444 yards and three touchdowns.

Of course, Maryland was stomped 63-0 by the Seminoles three weeks ago courtesy of Winston's 393 yards and five touchdowns. Last week was the second loss in three games for the Terrapins, who were exposed by a 4-3 Wake Forest squad that had been destroyed 56-7 earlier in the year by Clemson.

Both teams have plenty of ground to make up after recent hurdles. Here's how they can do just that, plus other pertinent info about the ACC matchup.

 

When: Saturday, Oct. 26 at 3:30 p.m. ET

Where: Byrd Stadium, College Park, Md.

Television: ESPN

Live Stream: ESPN3

Betting Lines (via Vegas Insider)

  • Over/Under: 49
  • Spread: Clemson (-14)

 

Tigers Injury Report (via USA Today)

Tigers Injury Report
Player Pos. Date Details Status Injury
Mackensie Alexander CB 08/29/2013 Out indefinitely Out Groin
Travis Blanks DB 10/21/2013 Questionable for Saturday's game against Maryland Questionable Knee
Ben Boulware LB 10/20/2013 Questionable for Saturday's game against Maryland Questionable Undisclosed
Tajh Boyd QB 10/21/2013 Probable for Saturday's game against Maryland Probable Ankle
Patrick DeStefano T 10/10/2013 Will miss the remainder of the season Out Neck
Kevin Dodd DT 10/20/2013 Questionable for Saturday's game against Maryland Questionable Toe
Tyshon Dye RB 09/16/2013 Out indefinitely Out Back
Joe Gore OL 10/20/2013 Questionable for Saturday's game against Maryland Questionable Knee
Kellen Jones LB 09/24/2013 Will miss the remainder of the season Out Knee
Scott Pagano DT 08/29/2013 Out indefinitely Out Knee
Charone Peake WR 09/11/2013 Will miss the remainder of the season Out Knee
Garry Peters CB 10/21/2013 Expected to miss Saturday's game against Maryland Out Foot
DeShawn Williams DL 10/21/2013 Probable for Saturday's game against Maryland Probable Leg

USA Today

 

Terrapins Injury Report (via USA Today)

Terrapins Injury Report
Player Pos. Date Details Status Injury
Daniel Adams WR 10/20/2013 Questionable for Saturday's game against Clemson Questionable Undisclosed
Christian Carpenter LS 10/20/2013 Questionable for Saturday's game against Clemson Questionable Knee
Tyler Cierski FB 10/20/2013 Questionable for Saturday's game against Clemson Questionable Calf
Milan Collins S 08/17/2013 Will miss the entire season Out Ankle
Yannick Cudjoe-Virgil LB 10/16/2013 Will miss the remainder of the season Out Pectoral
Stefon Diggs WR 10/20/2013 Will miss the remainder of the season Out Fibula
JaJuan Dulaney T 08/19/2013 Will miss the entire season Out Knee surgery
Adam Greene K 10/20/2013 Questionable for Saturday's game against Clemson Questionable Quadriceps
Perry Hills QB 08/30/2013 Out indefinitely Out Knee
Jeremiah Johnson CB 09/08/2013 Will miss at least 6-8 weeks Out Toe
Nick Klemm T 10/20/2013 Questionable for Saturday's game against Clemson Questionable Foot
DeAndre Lane WR 10/20/2013 Questionable for Saturday's game against Clemson Questionable Concussion
Deon Long WR 10/20/2013 Will miss the remainder of the season Out Tibia/Fibula
Dexter McDougle CB 09/16/2013 Will miss the remainder of the season Out Shoulder
Mike Minter DL 10/04/2013 Will miss the remainder of the season Out Knee
Anthony Nixon S 10/20/2013 Questionable for Saturday's game against Clemson Questionable Toe
Kingsley Opara DT 10/20/2013 Questionable for Saturday's game against Clemson Questionable Shoulder
Matt Robinson LB 10/13/2013 Expected to miss 3-4 weeks Out Shoulder
Marc Rodriguez LB 10/20/2013 Questionable for Saturday's game against Clemson Questionable Hamstring
Ty Tucker DT 08/19/2013 Will miss the entire season Out Knee
Alex Twine LB 10/20/2013 Questionable for Saturday's game against Clemson Questionable Shoulder

USA Today

 

Can Maryland Keep Up?

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Tajh Boyd and Co. will not be held to just 14 points every game. Last week was an anomaly for an offense that averages 39.

Maryland has a strong offense as well, but it lost its top two wide receivers in last week's loss. Both Stefon Diggs and Deon Long broke their legs last week against Wake Forest and will miss the remainder of the season, per CBS Sports:

With a combined 66 receptions for 1,076 yards on the year before the injuries, Diggs and Long accounted for over 50 percent of the Terrapins' yardage through the air.

That's a huge hurdle for Maryland, regardless of Clemson's horrific loss last week.

 

Prediction

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When these two teams met in Memorial Stadium last year, Clemson defended its home turf with a 45-10 victory.

While this is a road game for the Tigers, Boyd and Co. are simply too much for the Maryland offense to keep pace with, and Maryland's defense has failed in true tests against elite offenses.

Furthermore, the Tigers have allowed just two teams to surpass the 30-point mark this season. It's simply not possible for Maryland to win this week with its offense in such a state of transition.

 

Final Score: Tigers win 35-10

 

 

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