Clemson begins its first home game after a tough win over Georgia Tech with a date against Furman in Week 2 action on Saturday.
On the scoreboard, it was an easy 41-10 win for the Tigers, but there is still some question as to how well this offense can move on a regular basis.
Here’s what you need to know about the Week 2 matchup.
how to look
When: Saturday, September 10
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
TV: ACC Network
Stream: fuboTV (Start your free trial)
Odds, point spread, betting lines
Line: Clemson -44.5
Money line: CLEM -50000 FUR +2500
FPI Pick: Clemson 99.4%
what you need to know
Furman: Dropping 52 points on North Greenville is good, especially with the defense helping with the scoring and a rushing performance that topped 350 yards. Furman’s running backs won’t replicate that success against Clemson’s front line, but quarterback Tyler Huff is efficient on the ball, mobile enough to extend plays and can work at short and middle with some success.
Clemson: While this strong front seven keeps things pressed for most of the day, that should give DJ Uiagalelei a chance to open things up down the field, something he didn’t do well enough against Georgia Tech. He lacks the real threat of deep field that Clemson quarterbacks had in the past, but there’s a lot to work with and Will Shipley has the ability to play big off the tackle. Those who want to see Cade Klubnik probably will, perhaps as early as the third quarter.
Clemson vs. Furman: Fast Facts
+ Clemson blocked 2 punts in a game in Week 1 for the first time since 2007
+ Clemson’s first game was against Furman, a 14-6 road win in 1896
+ Clemson is 26-2 in September games since 2015
+ DJ Uiagalelei is 12-4 as Clemson’s starting QB
+ Clemson is 53-1 at home in the college football playoff era
+ Dabo Swinney is 29-6 at Clemson in games in which his team fell in the polls the previous week
+ Clemson has averaged 34.7 points per game in its 7-game winning streak
+ Clemson is 129-8 under Swinney when leading at halftime, winning 97 of their last 99 and their last 60 in a row
+ Clemson is 67-4 when scoring for the first time since 2015
Everyone knows what will happen. The question is by how much.
This should be the best opportunity Uiagalelei has to develop his longer passing game, as Clemson easily outmatches the skill set Furman brings on the defensive perimeter.
Clemson’s defensive line will gobble up Furman’s running game, which will open up his rotation of seven to block interior passing lanes and generally wreak havoc. A good set-up for the upcoming set-up against Louisiana Tech heading to the ACC roster.
College Football Venue Prediction: Clemson 48, Furman 3
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