Clemson Football Prediction: Tigers take frustrations out on Pitt

Clemson football will be back in action this Saturday against the Pittsburgh Panthers

The Clemson football team is set to take on the Pittsburgh Panthers this Saturday afternoon in Death Valley with their eyes on marching towards the postseason.

The Tigers have a major opportunity on Saturday to get back on the field after a two-week hiatus due to the bye week and a cancellation by Florida State and it’s clear they’ll be looking to send a message to the nation following their No. 3 overall ranking in the first CFB Playoff poll that came out this past Tuesday.

As we continue to prepare for the upcoming matchup, here’s a look at our scoring prediction and analysis for the Clemson football game.

Clemson football will take out its frustrations on Pittsburgh in a big way

There are two concerns heading into this one as to why Pittsburgh could be competitive and potentially even come away with a win if the Tigers aren’t careful:

  1. Their passing offense with Kenny Pickett has been solid all season
  2. Their pass-rush is among the best in the nation

If you were picking out two areas of glaring weaknesses for this Clemson football team, the easiest spots to look have been the offensive line and the defense’s troubles defending the pass at times, especially against an athletic quarterback.

Pittsburgh has both of those things to make this one close, but the problem is this: Clemson hasn’t played in two weeks and the Tigers are frustrated.

You could hear that frustration in the voices of players this week. They’re going to show up Saturday with intentions of taking out those frustrations against the Panthers and that just won’t bode well for Pitt in the end.

That’s really all there is to it.

Final Score Prediction: Clemson 56, Pittsburgh 20

The Panthers score some points, but it’s the Tigers who come away with an emphatic victory when it’s all said and done.