NC State vs Clemson: College Football 2018 The Clemson Tigers football team will host the N.C. State Wolfpack on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. Here is a preview and score prediction for the NC State has a chance to wipe away years of frustration when it travels to Clemson this Saturday, but the 5–0 Wolfpack have been in this.
Event: College Football
Team: NC State vs Clemson
Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018
Game Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
The Clemson Tigers football team will host the N.C. State Wolfpack on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. Here is a preview and score prediction for the ACC game. NC State vs Clemson live The duel of these two quarterbacks and these two offenses has set the stage for an impressive showdown that will award a head-to-head advantage likely to decide who represents the Atlantic in the ACC Championship Game.
If N.C. State is going to have a chance to pull off the upset, it will have to slow down Clemson’s defensive front. The Tigers have four All-Americans in Clelin Ferrell, Christian Wilkins, Dexter Lawrence and Austin Bryant, and freshman Xavier Thomas is becoming quite the weapon as well. N.C. State’s offensive line got the best of Clemson’s defensive front a season ago.
The Wolfpack rushed for 153 yards and quarterback Ryan Finley attempted 50 passes and was sacked only once as N.C. State put up 31 points in a narrow loss. Tigers coach Dabo Swinney admitted that N.C. State’s offensive line controlled the line of scrimmage in 2017 and challenged Clemson’s defensive front this week to not let that happen again. N.C. State has allowed only two sacks through the first five games of the 2018 season.
The Wolfpack are No. 95 in the nation in rushing at 145 yards per game and rank No. 99 in yards per carry, averaging less than 4 yards per attempt. For comparison, Clemson is No. 4 in rushing yards per game at 281 and No. 2 in yards per carry at almost 7. N.C. State will have to run the ball and keep Clemson’s defense honest to be successful. The Tigers are No. 14 in rushing defense, allowing 108 yards per game. That number is particularly impressive because Clemson has played three option teams.