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ACC Championship: Hurricanes Face CFP #1 Clemson

Dr. Pepper ACC Championship Game

Canes in ACC Championship has Chance at #1 Tigers

The Miami Hurricanes and the Clemson Tigers will meet in the Dr. Pepper ACC Championship on Saturday at Bank of America Stadium. The game is set to kickoff a few minutes after 8 pm EST. ABC has the telecast.

As hard as this is to believe, the Miami Hurricanes will make their first ACC title-game appearance since joining the league in 2003. Clemson is 11-1 and will be bidding for its third consecutive ACC title and their third straight berth in the College Football Playoff.

Oddsmakers opened the Tigers as -8-point favorites versus the Hurricanes, while the game’s total opened at 48. The line now shows Clemson as 12-point favorites. The total is now at 47.

Canes in ACC Championship has Chance at #1 Tigers

The Miami Hurricanes and the Clemson Tigers will meet in the Dr. Pepper ACC
Championship on Saturday at Bank of America Stadium. The game is set to
kickoff a few minutes after 8 pm EST. ABC has the telecast.

As hard as this is to believe, the Miami Hurricanes will make their first
ACC title-game appearance since joining the league in 2003. Clemson is 11-1
and will be bidding for its third consecutive ACC title and their third
straight berth in the College Football Playoff.


Oddsmakers
  opened the Tigers as -8-point favorites versus the Hurricanes, while the
game’s total opened at 48. The line now shows Clemson as 12-point
favorites. The total is now at 47.

Clemson Looking for 3rd Straight CFP Appearance

Last time out for Clemson, they were a 34-10 winner as they battled South
Carolina Gamecocks on the road. Clemson covered in the match as a
-13.5-point favorite, while 44 combined points moved the game UNDER for
totals bettors.

Clemson is back in the national title hunt for a third straight year. That
is due to the rapid development of junior quarterback Kelly Bryant. He was
was charged with replacing two-time Heisman Trophy finalist Deshaun Watson.

The Tigers have flourished thanks to a defense that ranks with the nation’s
best. Clemson is sixth nationally in total defense and is in the top 10 in
nine other defensive categories.

Clemson’s defensive line features four players who were either first- or
second-team All-ACC selections. The future NFL draft prospects are tackles
Christian Wilkins and Dexter Lawrence, and ends Clelin Ferrell and Austin
Bryant.

The last time that Clemson and Miami played the Tigers rolled to a 58-0
victory. It turned out to be the last game for Al Golden back in 2014.

Miami Coming Off Upset as the Nations 2nd-Ranked Team

Seventh-ranked Miami is coming off an upset loss at Pittsburgh. Miami was
ranked #2 in the nation and the loss spoiled the Hurricanes’ bid for a
perfect season. A win Saturday could put Miami into the playoff in Richt’s
second year at the helm.

Richt spent 15 years at Georgia before replacing Al Golden at Miami prior
to last season. He has overseen a rapid turnaround at his alma mater. The
Hurricanes are 19-4 record in two seasons.

Richt’s team has been built around an opportunistic defense. That D is led
by safety Jaquan Johnson and linebackers Shaquille Quarterman and Michael
Pinckney. The Hurricanes lead the nation with a plus-17 turnover margin.
They also lead the country in sacks with an average of 3.55 per game.

Junior quarterback Malik Rosier has had plenty of big moments this season.
Especially with late-game heroics in victories against Florida State,
Georgia Tech, Syracuse and North Carolina.

Running back Travis Homer has been productive by rushing for 861 yards
since taking over for the injured Mark Walton. The Hurricanes will be
without standout tight end Chris Herndon, who suffered a season-ending
injury against Pittsburgh.

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