• Clemson needs to get back on the right track
  • Syracuse looked great against Wake Forest last week
  • Clemson had extra time to prepare, coming off of a bye week

The Clemson Tigers will be traveling to the Carrier Dome in Syracuse to take on the Syracuse Orange. Clemson comes into the game with a record of 3-2. Although they came into the season as one of the favorites to win the championship, they have gotten off to an awful start. They are coming off of a rather unimpressive win against Boston College in which they won by a final score of 24-14.

Syracuse has a record of 3-3. They are coming off of a great performance against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Despite Wake Forest being undefeated and ranked in the top 25 coming into the matchup, Syracuse still took them to overtime.

Clemson vs Syracuse Matchup at a Glance

Clemson Preview: Can They Prove Themselves

Clemson came into the year being projected to be one of the top teams in all of college football. They got off on the wrong foot, being defeated in the opening week by Georgia by a final score of 10-3. They suffered their second loss against NC State in what has been one of the top upsets of the year.

While Clemson’s defense has been elite this year, their offense has been horrendous. Outside of a week two win in which they put up 49 points, they have not been able to muster up more than 21 points this season.

While they should be able to take care of the Orange, do not expect this to be a runaway game from Clemson by any means.

Syracuse Preview: Can They Bounceback After A Tough Loss

The Syracuse Orange missed out on a huge victory last week. They could have knocked off the top team in the ACC if they had defeated Wake Forest, however, they still looked great in the contest.

Their defense will have to hold firm this week as points will be very hard to come by from their offense. It is likely that Clemson will control how the game is played and as a result of this, it will be a defensive game.

If Syracuse is able to come out and punch Clemson in the mouth early, they may be able to control the rest of the game. However, a good early start is crucial. They must take advantage of the Tigers being rusty after a bye week and do what they can to set the pace of the game.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis for This College Football Game

Although Clemson is the better team, a 14 point spread is too much. Especially when looking at how the Tigers’ margin of victory against other ACC teams. We are taking Syracuse to cover the spread, but Clemson on the money line.

With Clemson having such a great defense and their offense not doing much so far this year, we are taking the under for this game.

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