In NCAA Football for Saturday, the top game of the day features the Clemson Tigers at the Florida State Seminoles. The Clemson Tigers come into the game ranked 3rd in college football. The Tigers are 7-0 on the season, and lead the Atlantic Coast Conference. Clemson is coming off their bye week, before the bye they barely survived North Carolina State in overtime.
For the Florida State Seminoles, they already have two losses on the season. Florida State fell on the road at the Louisville Cardinals, and at home against the North Carolina Tar Heels. The Clemson Tigers come into the game -4.5 over the Florida State Seminoles.
Florida State Won 2 Straight
The Florida State Seminoles have won two straight games, and during those two games are allowing just 12.5 points per game. The offense for Florida State has slowed down, but still averaging just shy of 35 points per game. The Seminoles quarterback Deondre Francois has thrown for just shy of 1,900 yards on the season, and 10 touchdowns.
His top target has been Travis Rudolph, who needs just 3 more yards to get to 500 this season. Florida State’s running back Dalvin Cook needs 100 yards to reach 1,000 on the ground this season. The Seminoles will play on the road at North Carolina State next week.
Clemson Led by Watson
The Clemson Tigers have one of the top quarterbacks in all of college football. DeShaun Watson has thrown for nearly 2,000 yards on the season. The quarterback also has 20 touchdown passes this season. The Tigers’ Mike Williams has 578 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns.
Clemson is averaging 36.6 points per game, which ranks 27th in College Football, and the defense is allowing 15.3 points per game. The Tigers are at home in their next two games. The Tigers host the Syracuse Orange and the Pittsburgh Panthers in their next two games.
Florida State Covers
Clemson is a favorite in this game, but on the road is not going to be easy. This game in Tallahassee, which is not an easy win. Dalvin Cook for the Florida State Seminoles and DeShaun Watson for Clemson are two of the best players in all of college football. If the Clemson Tigers can get their normal defensive effort, and take care of the football on offense, they should be able to win. The Tigers are coming off a trip to the national title game a season ago, falling to the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Florida State still has a shot at finishing strong this season, and wrap up a 2 loss season. Clemson feels if they lose this game, they will have some big time work to do to get back to the national title. In the end, this is going to be a fantastic football game. When you are betting the spread for the Clemson Tigers vs. Florida State Seminoles, bet the home team to cover the spread. The Florida State Seminoles +4.5 seems to be the best choice.
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