The Clemson Tigers and Wofford Terriers both have high expectations for the year and want to get their seasons off to a strong start with a victory. Here's what to expect this weekend:
Clemson is the preseason pick to win the ACC and have realistic expectations of making the College Football Playoff, largely due to the play of sophomore quarterback Deshaun Watson. A bondafide Heisman candidate, Watson is the best player the Tigers have had under head coach Dabo Swinney and will have this offense among the best in the country.
Wofford is one of the best FCS programs in the country, and will compete for a playoff spot again this year.The last time Clemson faced Wofford in 2011, the Terriers led 24-21 in the second half before losing 35-27. Their triple-option attack gives defenses a ton of problems, and it wouldn't be a surprise if they played well on Saturday.
What to watch for: How will Clemson's defense look?
Clemson's defense was the biggest improvement in their team last season, but only three starters return from a unit that ranked seventh in the country in points allowed per game. They need to play at a high level if they want to compete for a spot in the playoff, and they'll get a tough early test in defending Wofford's confusing triple-option attack.
Prediction: Clemson wins 38-17
The talent gap between these two teams is just too much for it to be any semblence of a game. Watson and Clemson's offense will be able to do whatever they want as they cruise to an easy win.Back to the NCAA Newsfeed