A potentially big showdown in the ACC will come on Saturday when the Wake Forest Demon Deacons travel south to take on the Clemson Tigers.
Clemson comes into the game No. 9 in the BCS standings, and on top of the ACC Coastal division. Wake Forest is a game behind them.
The Tigers still have a remote chance at a national championship, although their loss to Georgia Tech did significantly hurt those chances.
Where: Memorial Stadium. Clemson, South Carolina.
When: Saturday, Nov. 12 at 12 p.m. EST
Watch: ESPN U
Listen: 98.1 WBRF-FM in Winston-Salem. 104.9 WCCP in Clemson
Clemson (-17), according to Bodog.
I don't like Clemson to cover, although winning is a pretty safe bet. Wake Forest is too good to not take them with 17 points.
Can Clemson recover to win an ACC title and get to the BCS? Their national championship hopes are gone, but their conference title hopes are alive and well.
Who Might Not Play for Wake Forest?
NT Ramon Booi and DL John Gallagher are questionable.
Who Might Not Play for Clemson?
WR Joe Craig is questionable.
TE Dwayne Allen and FB Andre Ellington are probable.
LB Tony Steward and PK Spencer Benton are out.
BCS/Top 25 Implications
Clemson is still in OK position to win the ACC Atlantic. If Wake Forest wins, they are tied with Clemson in that division and would have the tiebreaker.
What They're Saying
Travis Sawchik recently said that we can expect more production on the ground from Clemson dual-threat QB Tajh Boyd.
Quarterback Tajh Boyd has rushed for 164 yards in nine games this season, averaging less than 20 rushing yards per contest, and was limited to being a pocket passer at Georgia Tech.
When Clemson returns from its bye next Saturday versus Wake, Morris wants improvement in this area.
Wake Forest Players to Watch
Josh Harris and Brandon Pendergrass. On the road, Wake Forest will need to run the ball well to win.
Clemson Player to Watch
Boyd. He's simply one of the best, most dynamic players in the country. If Wake Forest can't stop him, this one will be a blowout.
Clemson WR Sammy Watkins vs. the Wake Forest secondary. Watkins has been on fire this year.
On the Hot Seat
Nobody is really in danger. A loss from Clemson would have some of the same rumblings from years past returning. That would not bode well for Dabo Swinney, but his job is certainly not in danger.
Prediction: Clemson 34, Wake Forest 24
Wake Forest has enough to keep this one close, but not much else. Clemson is the better team, playing at home.
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