Where: Memorial Stadium -- Clemson, South Carolina
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The Miami (FL) Hurricanes have had a week off and are no doubt ready to get back on the field. Miami (FL) and the Clemson Tigers will face off in an ACC battle at 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Each of these teams will be battling to keep alive their perfect three-game season.
The Hurricanes ran circles around the Florida State Seminoles two weeks ago, and the extra yardage (517 yards vs. 289 yards) paid off. Miami (FL) steamrolled past FSU 52-10 at home. That 42-point margin sets a new team best for Miami (FL) on the season. Miami (FL) QB D'Eriq King was slinging it as he passed for two TDs and 267 yards on 40 attempts in addition to picking up 65 yards on the ground.
A well-balanced attack led Clemson over the Virginia Cavaliers every single quarter on their way to victory last week. The Tigers had enough points to win and then some against Virginia, taking their game 41-23. Clemson's success was spearheaded by the efforts of QB Trevor Lawrence, who passed for three TDs and 329 yards on 38 attempts in addition to picking up 36 yards on the ground, and RB Travis Etienne, who punched in one rushing touchdown in addition to catching five passes for one TD and 114 yards.
Miami (FL) is the clear underdog, so they're hoping it's the size of the fight that determines this one. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread, however, as they are currently on a three-game streak of ATS wins.
Two stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Miami (FL) comes into the matchup boasting the seventh most rushing touchdowns in the nation at nine. But Clemson has yet to allow a single rushing touchdown. We'll see if their defense can keep the Hurricanes' running backs out of the end zone.
The Tigers are a big 15-point favorite against the Hurricanes, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 15-point spread, and stayed right there.
The game is scheduled to kickoff at 7:30 p.m. on ABC. Chris Fowler (play-by-play), Kirk Herbstreit (color) and Allison Williams (sideline reporter) will be on the call for the game and we’ll get a double-dose of Herbstreit, who will be one of the commentators on ESPN College GameDay, as normal.
The show, which normally broadcasts live from somewhere on campus and has fan attendance, will instead take place inside Death Valley. The popular feature show will begin at 9 a.m. live on ESPN and will run through 12 p.m. capped with Lee Corso’s headgear pick. Corso has already picked Clemson once this season when the show opened up the 2020 season at Wake Forest.
Though it will be different than normal, it will still be fun to see ESPN College GameDay in town and featuring the Clemson football program yet again.
Back to the game, to the game itself: If you don’t have cable to watch ABC, you can stream the game live on the ESPN App if your provider carries ESPN as one of its options. All you have to do is download the ESPN app on your smart device and enter your provider information.