Clemson offense vs. Wake Forest defense

Key Players -

Clemson:
WR Sammy Watkins
QB Tajh Boyd
RB Andre Ellington

Wake Forest:
DT Nikita Whitlock
LB Kyle Wilber
SS Chyl Quarles

Key Matchup: Clemson running game vs. Wake Forest front seven

 

Wake Forest offense vs. Clemson defense

Key Players -

Wake Forest:
WR Chris Givens
QB Tanner Price
RB Josh Harris

Clemson:
DE Andre Branch
DT Brandon Thompson
LB Jonathan Willard

Key Matchup: Wake Forest wide receivers vs. Clemson secondary

 

Prediction:

Both teams need to win this game if they want to win the ACC Atlantic, so both will be playing at a high level. While Wake isn't great in the run game, its passing attack is dangerous, and Clemson's secondary hasn't exactly been stellar. Wake's secondary isn't bad, but I don't know if they can match the speed of the Clemson receivers. Having Andre Ellington healthy will give the Tigers a huge boost. The Deacs are good enough to make this a game, but I think Clemson will pull away in the end and clinch a berth in the ACC Championship Game.

Clemson 35 Wake Forest 17