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Clemson Travels to Blacksburg to Face Virginia Tech

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Clemson and VaTech in Rematch of ACC Championship Game

The 2nd-ranked Clemson Tigers and the 12th-ranked Virginia Tech Hokies meet Saturday at Lane Stadium. This ACC clash is a rematch of the 2016 ACC Championship Game. The Hokies lost to Clemson 42-35, but were only 23 yards away from tying the game. The game will be televised by ABC and kickoff is set for 8 pm. EST.

Oddsmakers have Clemson as a 7-point favorite. The total is at 48.5.

Clemson, the defending national champions, pay their first visit to Blacksburg since beating the Hokies 23-3 in 2011. That game signaled a shift in the hierarchy in the ACC. Virginia Tech, who was a winner of four ACC championships from 2004-10, was on its way down. Clemson was on its way up. They have won three ACC titles and the 2016 national championship since then.

VaTech Looks to Get Back in ACC Elite

Virginia Tech was a 38-0 winner in its last match at home against Old Dominion Monarchs. They covered the -29-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 38 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

VaTEch has won five straight since losing the ACC Championship. They have dispatched its first four opponents this season in convincing fashion. It started with a big victory over rival West Virginia. They then had three straight blowouts over Delaware, East Carolina and Old Dominion. They have reached their highest rank in the Associated Press poll since 2011.

Quarterback Josh Jackson has completed 65.2 percent of his passes for 1,127 yards. He has 11 touchdowns and only one interception. His 177.4 efficiency rating ranks eighth nationally.

Clemson Getting it Done With New Faces on Offense

In their last action, Clemson was a 34-7 winner at home against Boston College Eagles. They failed to cover the -32-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (41) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Clemson has a lot of new faces on offense this year. That includes starting quarterback Kelly Bryant. He is a junior who has proven to be a handful as a passer. He is completing 67.9% of his passes. Bryant is also a good rusher, he has 268 yards and a team-leading seven touchdowns.

The Tigers average 272 rushing yards a game. They have a host of running backs that contribute. Freshman Travis Etienne leads the team with 292 rushing yards. He is one of three Clemson players with at least 249 yards on the ground.

Clemson’s stout defense is ranked third nationally in fewest yards and points allowed. Its 17 sacks are tied for second-most in the country behind Michigan’s 18.

Clemson had one of the toughest schedules in the nation over the first month of the season. They came out unscathed by beating No. 13 Auburn at home, and No. 17 Louisville,then survived a tough home game with Boston College last Saturday, 34-7.

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Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Clemson 4-0 3-1 37.75 9.25 28.5 2-1 1-0 2-2 1-2 1-0
Virginia Tech 4-0 3-1 40.00 10.25 29.75 2-1 1-0 1-2-1 0-2-1 1-0
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
Name Offense Defense Differential
CLEM 13.54 24.54 -11
VTECH 12.68 30.37 -17.68
Yards Per Pass
Name Offense Defense Differential
CLEM 11.21 10.76 0.45
VTECH 15.01 14.02 0.99

Yards Per Rush

Name Offense Defense Differential
CLEM 5.90 2.52 3.38
VTECH 4.55 3.18 1.37
Team Records

Clemson Tigers

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 4-0 3-0 1-0 3-1 2-1 1-0 37.75 9.25 28.50
vs Conf 2-0 1-0 1-0 1-1 0-1 1-0 40.50 14.00 26.50
Last 3 3-0 2-0 1-0 2-1 1-1 1-0 31.67 11.33 20.34
Virginia Tech Hokies
Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 4-0 3-0 1-0 3-1 2-1 1-0 40.00 10.25 29.75
vs Conf 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Last 3 3-0 2-0 1-0 2-1 1-1 1-0 43.00 5.67 37.33

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 37.75 35 10.25 8
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense 316.00 20 190.67 58
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense 297.00 12 130.67 60
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 40.00 28 9.25 4
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense 256.00 55 317.00 92
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense 195.33 57 116.00 41

Head To Head Summary

Name Record ATS OU Score Rush YPR PA CP PY TY TO +/-
Clemson 4-5 3-6 2-6 22.44 97.44 2.84 36.11 53.23 207.56 305.00 1.89
Virginia Tech 5-4 6-3 2-6 26.56 171.22 3.85 25.44 49.78 169.67 340.89 2.33

Head To Head Detail

Date Away Home Score Line Total OU Result ARY APY ATY ATT HRY HPY HTY HTT Away Team Attempts Home Team Attempts Away Team Completions Home Team Completions
Dec 3, 2016 CLEM VTECH 42-35 182 288 470 1 102 284 386 2
Oct 20, 2012 VTECH CLEM 17-38 199 207 406 4 135 160 295 1
Dec 3, 2011 VTECH CLEM 10-38 56 274 330 3 217 240 457 0
Oct 1, 2011 CLEM VTECH 23-3 119 204 323 1 133 125 258 2
Oct 6, 2007 VTECH CLEM 41-23 154 65 219 0 8 372 380 3
Oct 26, 2006 CLEM VTECH 7-24 80 86 166 2 224 108 332 1
Jan 1, 2001 CLEM VTECH 20-41 88 243 331 2 211 205 416 3
Sep 23, 1999 CLEM VTECH 11-31 17 204 221 2 286 88 374 4
Sep 12, 1998 VTECH CLEM 37-0 176 171 347 2 31 71 102 5

College Football Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Clemson Tigers

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Sep 23, 2017 BOST.C 34-7 W -32/53 L/U 342 140 482 97 141 238 0 H
Sep 16, 2017 LOUISV 47-21 W -3/61.5 W/O 297 316 613 116 317 433 -1 A
Sep 9, 2017 AUBRN 14-6 W -6/55 W/U 99 185 284 38 79 117 2 H
Sep 2, 2017 KENT 56-3 W -38/52 W/O 353 312 665 119 1 120 1 H
Jan 9, 2017 ALAB 35-31 W 6.5/51 W/O 91 420 511 221 155 376 2 A

Virginia Tech Hokies

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Sep 23, 2017 OLDDOM 38-0 W -29/51.5 W/U 271 311 582 64 85 149 0 H
Sep 16, 2017 E.CAR 64-17 W -27/60 W/O 287 388 675 40 241 281 -3 A
Sep 9, 2017 DELEWAR 27-0 W -40/ 81 222 303 107 116 223 -1 H
Sep 3, 2017 WESTV 31-24 W -5/55 W/P 234 235 469 221 371 592 -1 H
Dec 29, 2016 ARK 35-24 W -7.5/60.5 W/U 159 243 402 36 278 314 -2 H

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Next up:
Clemson home to Wake Forest Saturday, October 7
Virginia Tech at Boston College Saturday, October 7

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