Clemson Tigers vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish, ACC game. The Tigers have a golden opportunity up front, it’s time for revenge. Everything is played tonight, it is time to play for the ACC title. The Tigers lost last month. But the Fighting Irish have a minimal advantage playing as the second best team in the AP Poll. The favorite for this game are the Tigers but anything can happen. Especially after that double overtime game in November.
Clemson Tigers: Victory is the only thing that matters.
The Tigers have a positive record with nine wins and one loss this season. At the conference the record is 8-1. The only loss was to Notre Dame 47-40 in November. It was a difficult defeat to assimilate. But the Tigers can still make the playoffs, even losing this game to Notre Dame. The last victory was against Virginia Tech 45-10. After the loss to Notre Dame the Tigers won against Pittsburgh 52-17.
The team is scoring an average of 46 points per game, with the first half being the most effective with 28.1 points on average. The offense averages 158.3 rushing yards per game with 2.9 touchdowns. Up to 4.4 rushing yards with the running backs. Etienne leads that statistic with 758 yards and 12 touchdowns this season. The defense allows up to 18.3 points per game this season.
Trevor Lawrence in his third year with the Tigers. This season with 173/250 passes completed, 69.2% efficiency, 2431 yards, 20 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. A good year for him, the only loss of the season was not his fault, Trevor was injured. 44 staff rushes for 121 yards and 6 touchdowns. Four interceptions in the last four games.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish: Strong to the end.
The Fighting Irish know how to win against the Tigers. But in the win against the Tigers, Lawrence was not present and that was an advantage for Notre Dame. But in 2018, when Trevor was just a rookie, the result was in favor of the Tigers 30-3. For that reason, Notre Dame is an underdog tonight. The last win was against Syracuse at home 45-21. Ten perfect wins this season.
The offense is good this season with 37.7 points per game. The average of the last four games is 42 points. The rushing attack is led by Kyren Williams with 180 rushes, 1011 yards and 12 touchdowns. Mckinley is the top wide receiver with 660 yards and 3 touchdowns. The defense is solid, Notre Dame is allowing just 17.1 points per game this season. Against Clemson without Trevor, the team allowed 40 points.
Ian Book is in his last year of college. Book is dreaming of a championship, but he knows that he has one of the most dangerous teams in front of him in recent years. So far Book has 181/286 passes completed, 63.3% efficiency, 2381 yards, 15 touchdowns and only 2 interceptions, 149.1 overall rating. 91 staff rushes for 465 yards and 8 touchdowns. Rumors place Ian Book in the 49ers next season.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Clemson Tigers vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish 12/19/2020 is: Clemson Tigers -10.5 (SPREAD).
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