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Georgia vs Clemson: A Clash of Heisman Hopefuls……and a Whole Lot More

Georgia Vs Clemson Football 2021

This Georgia vs Clemson Game Should be a Humdinger

By Charles Jay

Georgia vs Clemson is upon us and the highly anticipated showdown should live up to the hype. If you are involved with college football betting, you’re likely to be intrigued by the matchup between the Clemson Tigers and Georgia Bulldogs. That much probably goes without saying.

And for those BetAnySports customers who can go back a few years, these teams used to meet all the time. They are together in one of those made-for-TV clashes that takes place in “neutral” territory at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.

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We would imagine that the location itself might play to Clemson’s advantage, being in the Carolinas, but everyone knows that Georgia “travels” well in terms of its fans.

Georgia vs Clemson – A few numbers to look at

Over the last nine seasons Clemson has a straight-up record of 111-14. They were just 6-6 against the spread last season. Georgia is 52-14 straight-up and 37-29 ATS under current coach Kirby Smart.

Georgia vs Clemson – What are the odds?

Here are the college football betting odds according to the folks at BetAnySports:

Clemson Tigers -3
Georgia Bulldogs +3

Over 51 points -110
Under 51 points -110

Georgia vs. Clemson – The Tigers, Post-Lawrence

Naturally we know that the guy who piloted Clemson over the last three seasons was the #1 choice in the NFL Draft. Trevor Lawrence would have been a Heisman Trophy front-runner last year had he not been sidelined for a while with COVID.

So are the Tigers handcuffed without him? Hardly. When Lawrence was coming out of high school, he was the #1 quarterback recruit in the country. The same can be said for DJ Ulagalelei, who was forced to step in and take his place as a freshman, then proceeded to throw for more than 400 yards against Notre Dame.

He completed 67% when all was said and done. We have every reason to expect that he can do the job, and don’t be surprised to see him very high on the Heisman charts as the campaign progresses.

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Georgia vs. Clemson – The highly-touted Daniels

Georgia went through some quarterbacks last season. D’Wan Mathis, who is now at Temple, started the opener, then was benched for Stetson Bennett, who in turn got benched, at which point JT Daniels took over.

Daniels originally went to USC, amid a lot of pomp and circumstance, but he was disappointing when healthy, throwing 15 touchdown passes but getting intercepted eleven times. Ultimately the Trojans were happy with other quarterback arrangements, but now, after having compiled a 10-2 ratio of TD’s to INT’s last year, Daniels is getting the push for Heisman candidacy.

Whether you think it’s legitimate or not is a major factor in which way you think this game might go.

Georgia vs. Clemson – The stop units

Both of these programs are usually going to be stout on the defensive side. Georgia has allowed 2.4 and 2.6 yards allowed per carry the last couple of seasons, While Clemson allowed 3.1 ypc and has held opposing teams below 56% completions in each of the last seven years.

Georgia vs. Clemson – The conclusion

Dabo Swinney has spent more time putting together an empire than Kirby Smart has, and as a result, Clemson has more depth in terms of blue-chip talent on both sides of the ball. We’re banking on Ulagalelei being more effective than Daniels, who we have our doubts about. And Clemson unveils freshman running back Will Shipley, who might just be a worthy replacement for Travis Etienne, who was taken in the first round by Urban Meyer and the Jacksonville Jaguars, who of course also took Lawrence.

With almost all its defensive starters back for Brett Venables, the Tigers are operating at a slightly higher level than the Bulldogs right now. We’ll lay the points with CLEMSON.

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Dirty has been an employee or owner of some of the top online sports gambling forums since 1998. He worked at EOG.com from it's inception until 2008 when he left and opened GamblingIQ and then in 2012 opened Handicappers Hidaway. He has written hundreds af articles over the years and always has his "Dirty Dozen" College Football poll up starting the first week of October.
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