Coming off a 31-16 win over Louisville, Clemson football faces the struggling Miami Hurricanes in Clemson next Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN.
After a horrible loss to Notre Dame, the Tigers took control against the Cardinals early, led 17-7 at the half and were never really threatened as they rolled up 248 rushing yards against the Louisville defense.
The 5-5 Hurricanes beat Georgia Tech 35-14 Saturday, but have struggled all season, which includes a 45-31 loss to Middle Tennessee State, a 45-21 loss to Duke and a 45-3 loss to Florida State.
The season has been a massive disappointment for the team, fans and supporters, who believed the switch to Mario Christobal along with recruiting prowess and NIL money would have immediate impacts on the team and that has not happened.
The Tigers will enter the game at 9-1, own the ACC Atlantic crown, and seek to extend the nation’s longest home winning streak to 40 games.
It will be the Tigers second consecutive 3:30 p.m. appearance on ESPN for the Tigers.
Early lines show the Tigers as 17.5-point favorites over the Hurricanes.
D.J. Uiagalelei completed 19 of 27 passes for 185 yards and a touchdown, Phil Mafah ran for 106 yards and Will Shipley contributed 97 as the Tigers dominated the Cardinals.
On the season Uiagalelei has completed 65.3% of his 300 passes for 2,179 yards for 19 touchdowns and 5 interceptions.
Shipley is just101 yards away from a 1,000-yard season with two regular-season games to go.
Clemson football will face North Carolina in the ACC Championship Game on December 3
ESPNs FPI gives the Tigers a 90.7% chance to defeat Miami, a 59.7% chance to win out and a 30.8% chance of making the College Football Playoff.
With its win over Wake Forest Saturday, North Carolina has secured their spot opposite Clemson in the ACC Championship Game on December 3rd in Charlotte.
Both teams are currently 9-1 and should be favored in their final two games, potentially setting up an ACC Championship Game featuring two 11-1 teams.