Heading into week five, the Clemson Tigers have one thing on their mind already: a national title. While it’s still early in the season, the Tigers have to be considered a national title favorite, and why not? They have taken care of business through four weeks with a 3-0 record including a win against the Georgia Bulldogs and a tough ACC road victory.
On the other side of the field, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons have been mediocre at best to begin the season. Taking down just one FBS team in three games against FBS opponents is not something you would consider impressive — and that’s just how the season has been for Wake Forest thus far.
Clemson is sitting at 3-0 and that is due in large part to the solid play at quarterback this season. Tajh Boyd is the leader of the offense and he has 683 yards with six touchdowns through the first three games and he also has 90 yards rushing and three touchdowns on the ground. Sammy Watkins could be the X-factor in the game at the wide receiver position with his 19 catches for 242 yards and a score.
Wake Forest is led by quarterback Tanner Price and he has been nothing short of impressive this season. He has passed for 852 yards and five touchdowns in four games while running for over 80 yards and another score. The run game has not been solid this season with the leading rushing accumulating just over 150 yards through four games. One other bright spot on offense is Michael Campanaro has caught 25 passes for 354 yards and two scores.
Defensively, Wake Forest allows just 15.8 points per game and allowed over 400 yards in a game just once this year. Clemson should have no problem scoring against the lightly-tested Demon Deacons. Clemson allows just 20.7 points per game while allowing over 14 points once and that came against the potent Georgia Bulldogs’ offense.
Wake Forest will travel to Clemson to take on the Tigers at 3:30 p.m. EST on Saturday, Sept. 28. The game will be aired on ESPNU.
PREDICTION: Wake Forest 14, Clemson 38