It’s the first Clemson Football gameday of 2023, and the only FBS college football game on the schedule. Here’s the info you need to know.
What: Clemson Tigers at Duke Blue Devils
When: 8:00 PM Eastern
Where: Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, North Carolina
How to watch: The game will be broadcast on ESPN and available in the ESPN app
Broadcasters: Dave Pasch, Dusty Dvorcek and Tom Luginbill will call the game on ESPN. As usual, Don Munson will call the game on the Clemson Athletic Network, along with Tim Bouret and Reggie Merriweather. Mike Watts and Ryan Leaf will call the game for Westwood.
Forecast: 84 degrees at game start. Clear skies expected, winds light and variable.
Spread: Clemson -13 at most books, though -12.5 was available this morning.
Prediction: Clemson Football at Duke
The Tigers do not traditionally start fast on offense at the beginning of a season. This has been true most seasons, regardless of the offensive coordinator (Chad Morris, Tony Elliott and Brandon Streeter). It would be great to think that might change under Garrett Riley, but I’m not counting on it.
On the other side, the defense is moving into Year 2 under Wes Goodwin, and they have a good balance of experience and talent. I expect the defense will have the advantage early over Riley Leonard and the Duke offense.
I think this will be a close game in the first half as both offenses find their footing. I like the Clemson offense to make some quick strikes in the third quarter before feeding Will Shipley and Phil Mafah to put the game away.
I like Clemson to cover the -13, but I will take the under 55.5 points.
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change