Watch~ESPN Clemson vs. NC State TV/live stream info

Watch~ESPN Clemson vs. NC State TV/live stream info

Watch~ESPN Clemson vs. NC State TV/live stream info
Viewing information

Date: Saturday, Oct. 20 | Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Memorial Stadium — Clemson, South Carolina
TV: ESPN |

Live stream: ESPN Clemson vs NC State live

Live stream: ESPN Clemson vs NC State live

Storylines

NC State: The Wolfpack not only have an NFL-caliber quarterback but an elite wide receiver room, and Finley has kept defenses off balance by spreading the ball around. Jakobi Meyers, Kelvin Harmon and Emeka Emezie all rank in the top 10 among ACC players in receptions per game, and they’re going to be counted on to win one-on-one battles against Clemson defenders to keep drives alive on Saturday. Teams have been able to find success moving the ball through the air against Clemson this year, and in a game where the Wolfpack are staring down that tenacious Tigers defensive line, it’s going to be important for the wide receivers not only to come up with tough catches down the field but make plays in the quick passing game.

Watch~ESPN Clemson vs. NC State TV/live stream info

Watch~ESPN Clemson vs. NC State TV/live stream info

Clemson: Dabo Swinney has been more than comfortable playing “old school” ball since naming Lawrence the team’s starting quarterback, relying on his offensive line and a breakout sophomore season from Travis Etienne to power the offense while the freshman gets his sea legs. But with Clemson coming in after a week off, look for Lawrence to get unleashed a little bit and push the ball down the field. “Old school” ball is good enough for Clemson to win the ACC — they had that with Kelly Bryant a year ago — but Swinney knows they need something more to be able to win a national championship, and that’s why Lawrence, the more gifted downfield passer, is the starter.

Watch~ESPN Clemson vs. NC State TV/live stream info

Watch~ESPN Clemson vs. NC State TV/live stream info

Game prediction:

Dave Doeren an this NC State staff have a pretty good feel for Clemson right now. Lawrence is ultimate wild card here — and possibly why the Tigers are favored by more than two touchdowns despite the last two games being decided by 14 points — but if Deshaun Watson, in a national championship year, had trouble with NC State at home I think Lawrence might as well. Clemson wins, but by 7-10 points. Pick: NC State +16.5

Clemson vs. NC State news:

Saturday marks NC State’s biggest opportunity yet to change the perception surrounding its program.

Dave Doeren has slowly and meticulously constructed a contender at NC State. With each passing year his teams have become more talented. They’ve become deeper and they’ve become better, even if the record didn’t always reflect it. Now they are a top-25 program. NC State is undefeated and has won 16 of its last 20 games. Things are coming together.

Nobody cares though. Nobody cares because NC State still hasn’t given anyone a reason to. Should they care? Well, yes, because NC State is good. But at each key point on its line, it’s failed. With four separate opportunities in 2017 for a big win on a national stage, State only grabbed one of them, and it didn’t hold up for anything.

Is the still-alive Ray Guy haunting Clemson? (yes)
The Wolfpack have squandered a whole bunch of scoring opportunities this fall. Doing that against Clemson will ruin their unbeaten streak.
It didn’t seem like it at the time, but 10 years ago the Tigers made the leap from “good” to “great.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *