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#23 Clemson vs South Carolina Vegas Odds: Tigers Push for ACC Championship Game

  • Clemson has won their past four games
  • South Carolina hasn’t won back to back games since weeks one and two
  • Clemson looking for a shot at the ACC Championship game

The Clemson Tigers were left for dead at the beginning of the season, after their loss to Pittsburgh on October 23, the Tigers haven’t lost since and are now ranked again in the top 25. The South Carolina Game Cocks, on the other hand, have alternated wins and losses since September 25 and are now looking for their seventh win of the season.

Clemson Tigers vs South Carolina Game Cocks Schedule

  • Where: Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC
  • When: Saturday, November 27, 7:30 PM EST
  • How to Watch: SECN

Clemson vs South Carolina Vegas Odds

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Can Clemson Make ACC Championship Game?

The Clemson Tigers were early season favorites to make the College Football Playoff. Since then, they kind of fell off the map per se, but now they are surging their way back and they are looking for another good bowl game this season.

The Clemson offense is averaging 26.5 points per game on 362.7 total yards per game. Those 362.7 total yards per game break down to 199.9 passing yards and 162.8 rushing yards per game. The Tigers’ offense is led by once Heisman Trophy hopeful, DJ Uiagalelei. Uiagalelei has completed 178 of 323 pass attempts for 1,960 yards and has competed for just nine touchdowns and eight interceptions. To complement the passing game, the Tigers look to their freshman running back, Will Shipley. Shipley has rushed for 550 yards on 112 attempts and has found the endzone nine times.

Clemson defensive tackle Tre Williams (8) and defensive end Justin Mascoll (7) near  Pitt running back Rodney Hammond Jr (9) during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Saturday, October 23, 2021. Mascol left the field after his helmet came off.

Ncaa Football Clemson At Pitt
Clemson defensive tackle Tre Williams (8) and defensive end Justin Mascoll (7) near Pitt running back Rodney Hammond Jr (9) during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Saturday, October 23, 2021. Mascol left the field after his helmet came off. Ncaa Football Clemson At Pitt

On the defensive side of the ball, the Tigers are giving up just 16.4 points per game on 317.7 total yards per game. Those 317.7 total yards break down to 213.5 passing yards and 104.3 rushing yards per game. The Tigers’ defense has put a considerable amount of pressure on opposing quarterbacks, forcing forty sacks and nine interceptions this season.

Can The Game Cocks Hold The Tigers

The South Carolina Game Cocks haven’t had a bad season, yet haven’t had a great season either. The Game Cocks look to win consecutive games for the first time since the first two weeks of the season.

The Game Cocks offense has been averaging 23.3 points per game on 330.8 total yards per game. Those 330.8 total yards break down to 200.9 passing yards and 129.9 rushing yards per game. The Game Cocks’ offense is led by their sophomore quarterback, Luke Doty. Doty has completed 86 of 143 pass attempts for 975 yards while throwing five touchdowns and three interceptions. To complement the passing attack, the Game Cocks look to their senior running back, Zaquandre White. White has rushed for 561 yards on 81 attempts and has found the endzone just two times this season.

Nov 20, 2021; Columbia, South Carolina, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks wide receiver Dakereon Joyner (5) celebrates a Gamecocks touchdown against the Auburn Tigers in the third quarter at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 20, 2021; Columbia, South Carolina, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks wide receiver Dakereon Joyner (5) celebrates a Gamecocks touchdown against the Auburn Tigers in the third quarter at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

On the defensive side of the ball, the Game Cocks are giving up 23.7 points per game on 357.1 total yards per game. Those 357.1 total yards break down to 186 passing yards per game and 171.1 rushing yards per game. The Game Cocks haven’t put a lot of pressure on opposing quarterbacks, forcing just twenty-two sacks and fourteen interceptions.

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The Clemson Tigers are hot at the right time of the season. The Game Cocks, on the other hand, have put up a good fight, but ultimately, Clemson has too much going on for them, on both sides of the ball. Look for the Tigers to come out victorious in this matchup.

Clemson 35 – South Carolina 13

Expert Picks:

  • Clemson wins
  • Clemson (-11.5)
  • Over (43)
I’m Brian Handzel. I’m a huge baseball fan. On any given night you can catch me watching a game, whether it is MLB, MiLB, College, or local summer leagues. As my wife says, I’m obsessed with the game. I’m even a credentialed media member for the Syracuse Mets, the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets. When I’m not watching baseball I’m spending time with my wife and two children, and secretly trying to get them to enjoy the game as well.

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