Saturday, November 19, 2016
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The Clemson Tigers take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at BB&T Field. The opening line for this game has Clemson as 23.5 point favorites. This season the Tigers are 5-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-6-0. The Demon Deacons have an over/under record of 4-6-0 and they are 6-4-0 against the spread.
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Nick Schuessler finished with 177 yards through the air for Clemson last week. He completed 11 passes out of 17 attempts for a 65% completion percentage. The Tigers were led in rushing by Wayne Gallman, who finished with 63 yards on 10 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Deon Cain was the team leader in receiving with a total of 125 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 25 yards per reception. As a team in that game Clemson got a total of 28 first downs. Of those first downs, 11 came on the ground while 16 came through the air. They ran 84 total plays for 565 yards for the game. The Tigers ran for 195 yards on 44 attempts.
John Wolford finished with 83 yards passing for Wake Forest last week. He went 9 for 10, resulting in a 90% completion percentage. The Demon Deacons were led on the ground by John Wolford, who finished with 94 yards on 16 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Cam Serigne led the team in receiving with 24 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. Wake Forest had 16 first downs total. 10 came from running the ball and 5 came from a pass. They ran 61 total plays for 309 yards for the contest. The Demon Deacons ran for 226 yards on 51 carries as a team.
Clemson scores 38.9 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 17th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 28.6 passes on 43.2 attempts for a 66.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 346.2 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 7th in college football. The Tigers run for an average of 156.8 yards per game on 36.3 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry. That ranks them 84th in the nation. They also run 79.5 plays per contest and average 6.3 yards per play for an average of 503 yards per game, ranking their offense 15th overall this season. The Tigers average 25.7 first downs per game which ranks them 12th in the country. They accumulate 59.7 penalty yards per game via 6.6 penalties, which ranks 42nd in the nation.
Clemson allows 192.9 passing yards per game, ranking 22nd in D-1, and they allow 18.4 points per contest on defense, which ranks 12th. They give up 17.6 completions on 33.3 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 52.9. The Tigers allow 135.1 rushing yards per game on 36.8 carries for an average of 3.7 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 32nd in the country. Clemson allows 328 total yards per game including 4.7 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 14th in terms of yards per game. They force 2.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 8.3 penalties for 67.1 yards per game, ranking them 114th among D-1 teams.
Wake Forest averages 20.4 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 118th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 15.3 passes per game on 27.3 attempts for a 56 percent completion percentage. They throw for 164.8 yards through the air per game, ranking them 113th in Division 1. The Demon Deacons run for an average of 154.9 yards per game on 41.9 attempts for an average of 3.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 90th on the ground. They also run 69.2 plays per game and average 4.6 yards per play for a total of 319.7 yards per game, ranking them 123rd in the country on offense. The Demon Deacons get an average of 17.9 first downs per game, which ranks 118th in the nation. They average 35.4 penalty yards per game via 4.6 penalties, ranking them 121st in college football.
Wake Forest allows an average of 229.4 passing yards per game, which ranks 66th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 21 points per contest, which has them ranked 22nd in the nation. They give up 18 completions on 31.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.5 per game. The Demon Deacons allow 152.4 rushing yards per contest on 38.1 carries for a 4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 49th in the country. Wake Forest allows 381.8 total yards per game for an average of 5.5 yards per play, which ranks 44th in D-1. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and 5.2 penalties for 49.5 yards in each contest, ranking 44th in the nation.
Clemson Betting Trends
Clemson is 4-6-0 against the over/under this season
Clemson has an ATS record of 5-5-0 this season
Wake Forest Betting Trends
Wake Forest is 4-6-0 against the over/under this season
Wake Forest has an ATS record of 6-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/13/16 T Jake Fruhmorgen Personal "?" Saturday vs. Wake Forest
10/13/16 WR Adrien Dunn ACL out indefinitely
09/22/16 DB Brian Dawkins Knee out indefinitely
09/22/16 OL Chandler Reeves Knee out indefinitely
11/13/16 DB Cameron Glenn Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Clemson
11/13/16 LB Jaboree Williams Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Clemson
11/13/16 OL Josh Harris Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Clemson
11/13/16 DB Ryan Janvion Toe "?" Saturday vs. Clemson
11/13/16 DB Traveon Redd Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Clemson
11/13/16 OL Tyler Hayworth Toe "?" Saturday vs. Clemson
11/08/16 QB Kendall Hinton Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Wake Forest +23.5
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