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College Football Week 13: #13 South Carolina At #12 Clemson

South Carolina vs. Arkansas North Carolina State v Clemson

South Carolina

Clemson

South Carolina has won three straight in this series. It will take a great effort in Death Valley to make it four in a row. Coaching The Tigers are on a great roll, dominating every team on its schedule since a September loss to Florida State. This is the first ranked team they’ve played since then.
South Carolina’s offense has been inconsistent this season. Senior Kenny Miles got the majority of the carries last week and rushed for 127 yards in place of the injured Marcus Lattimore. Offense This is one of the better offenses in the country. Tajh Boyd is the second-highest rated passer in the nation.
The Gamecocks are 12th in the nation in yards per play allowed. Clemson will provide a huge challenge but SC will try to get after Boyd. Defense The defense has not been as good as hoped entering the season, giving up 5.77 yards per play.
The Gamecocks have been inconsistent on special teams this season. Special Teams Clemson ranks 13th overall in special teams play according to Football Outsiders.

The winner is

North Carolina State v Clemson
Clemson
2 out of 4

These coaches have been sniping at each other through the media since last year’s game. This could go either way, but Clemson’s offensive firepower may be too much at home.

-Andrew Kahn, College Football Contributor

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