- Biggest game of the season?
- What will an early win mean for each team?
- Will this match up be a future playoff game?
Duke’s Mayo Classic: Number 3 Clemson vs number 5 Georgia an early season matchup between two potential play off teams. It’s no doubt that this won’t be the last time these two top teams go head to head. Week one of college football will be action packed and putting this game in prime time will be the icing on the cake!
These two teams will be battling for a playoff spot early this season with the importance of this game. As competitive as the college playoff run is for each team, there is not a lot of room for losses. Even one loss this season for either team could be the difference between making the playoffs and not.
Clemson vs Georgia: Match Up At a Glance
- Sport: NCAA Football
- Teams: Georgia Bulldogs at Clemson Tigers
- Where: Charlotte NC, Bank of America Stadium
- Date: Saturday, August 4th 2021
- Betting Odds: Clemson -3, Clemson -160, Total 51.5
Clemson Preview: Venables getting defense back together after Clemson’s semifinal loss
Last season, Clemson lost to Ohio State in a devastating 49-28 semi final playoff game. Their major defensive players were hurt on and off all last season causing issues defensively. During the semi final game last season, Clemson’s James Skalski, a senior Linebacker, was ejected for targeting QB Justin Fields.
This caused even further stress on the defense and ultimately ended in a loss. Defensive coordinator Brett Venables will be looking for the chemistry of the defense this season with a healthy team. Even better news is that James Skalski is coming back to play one more year for the Tigers so they will be able to use his talent this season.
He is the key to a strong defense this season especially early on against Georgia.
Georgia Preview: Crazy Quarterback search over for Bulldogs
Over the last two years, Georgia Bulldogs fans have been in search for a quarterback to fill Jake Fromm’s shoes. He played for two seasons and led the team to become SEC champions in 2017.
He declared for the NFL leaving the 2020 season position open for decision. Kirby Smart, head coach of the Bulldogs, gave the position to D’wan Mathis to start the season after their planned starter Jamie Newman opted out of the season due to virus concerns. Mathis started but then was benched and he then transferred to Temple University.
The backup Stetson Bennett soon took over the position after a bad performance by Mathis. A couple months down the road JT Daniels took the starting role after transferring from USC. This season, Kirby Smart and the team are looking to start fresh with Daniels as their starting QB.
Odds and Free Betting Analysis for this College Football Game
With the odds being slightly in Clemson’s favor at -3, they have the advantage of being in front of a ‘’home crowd’’ being that the game is not being played at Clemson but rather at a neutral stadium as a part of the Duke’s Mayo Classic. In this stadium, Clemson is 7-1 all time and has been chosen as the home team. Clemson having that defense to stop Georgia will be a key factor in this game.
Clemson vs Georgia Pick
- KnupSports.com Free Betting Pick: Clemson -3
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