Tale of Tape : Clemson vs North Carolina


Clemson UNC
Quarterback X Marquise Williams is a really good QB for UNC. Dehshaun Watson is a great one for Clemson.
Running Back X Elijah Hood is one of the country’s best RB. Clemson’s Wayne Gallman is good, but he’s not Hood.
Wide Recievers X X Both teams have game breaking receivers. This is even.
Offensive Line X Clemson’s O-Line has been better than expected, but UNC’s group is big and talented.
Tight End X Jordan Leggett is a real weapon for Clemson.
Defensive Line XX Clemson’s Front 4 is a very good group. Shaq Lawson has been unblockable at times for Clemson. UNC gives up a lot yards on the ground.
Linebackers X UNC’s Linebackers have played more consistently than Clemson’s who have struggled badly at times this year.
Secondary X It’s very difficult to go deep on Clemson. UNC’s secondary is much better than last year, but it still isn’t at Clemson’s level. Heels are also without their starting safety.
Special Teams X Slight edge to UNC here because they can actually threaten you in the return game.
Intangibles X Clemson has been building for this moment since 2012, and I like what should be an advantage in big game experience.
Final Score 38 30 UNC will get their points and yards. They will push Clemson, but the Tigers are battle tested and have the best player on the field in Dehsaun Watson.

If your’re wondering about my recent accuracy of picks. I correctly picked all of the ACC/SEC Rivalry games, but whiffed on Virginia and Virginia Tech. So take this for recreational purposes only.

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