Clemson vs Wake Forest: Clemson is fresh off a nail-biting victory against unranked Syracuse to stay undefeated, and remain in the top-four in the playoff rankings. They will look to stay undefeated against a Wake Forest team that is looking for their first conference win of the year after losing to Boston College in week 3.
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Quarterback Trevor Lawrence is expected to play this game after suffering a big hit in last week that took him out of the game and gave red-shirt freshman Chase Brice the chance to lead the Tigers to victory. Lawrence is looking to get back on track against a struggling Wake Forest Defense that’s giving up 31 points per game and is ranked 111th out of 129. Travis Etienne will try to carry his momentum into this game from last week after rushing 203 yards on just 27 carries.
Wake Forest is going to have home field advantage, but that’s where their edge stops. The Demon Deacons are 3-2 on the season and their first five games haven’t been the strongest, outside of Notre Dame and Boston College. They played against Towson, and struggling Rice and Tulane teams who combined are 3-7 on the season. True freshman Sam Hartman has thrown for over 1,100 yards on the season on a 57.9 completion percentage. Going up against Notre Dame he threw for just 110 yards and going up against Clemson’s front-four and hungry secondary is going to be an issue for the young gunslinger.
Wake Forest has had great success in the passing game this year but against Group of 5 and FCS opponents, that will be tested against a defensive line that all have first-round draft grades. The Wake Forest offense is averaging 30 points but with their defense giving up the same amount of points, this game is going to be long for the Demon Deacons at home.