Clemson Football looks to get back on the right track against the Wolfpack at Carter-Finley Stadium this weekend.
What: Clemson Tigers at NC State Wolfpack
When: Saturday 2:00 PM Eastern
Where: Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina
How to watch: The game will be broadcast on the CW Network.
How to listen: Clemson Athletic Network and Compass Radio Network
Broadcasters: Tom Werme, Jason Bates, and Treavor Scales will call the game on the CW Network. As usual, Don Munson will call the game on the Clemson Athletic Network, along with Tim Bouret and Reggie Merriweather. TJ Rives and Steve Beuerlein will call the game on Compass.
Forecast: 82 degrees and sunny
Moneyline, Spread and Over/Under:
History: From Oppo Research – Clemson currently leads the all-time series 60-29-1 over the Pack. The Tigers won last season’s contest 30-20 in Death Valley. NC State was victorious over Clemson the last time they played in Raleigh in 2021.
Preview: Click here to read Casey Cregan’s preview of the Wolfpack for Clemson Sports Media.
Prediction: Clemson Football at NC State
After buying into what the statistics said about the ability of the Clemson offense for half the season, I am looking at this squad with more skepticism. This is more than just a turnover prone group.
There is a lack of cohesion in both game plan and the ability to execute. Much of that is starting with the offensive line.
Without run blocking, even good backs can’t find space. A weak offensive line is the last thing a young and relatively inexperience quarterback needs.
That said, the Wolfpack aren’t in a much better spot. The Brennan Armstrong experiment hasn’t paid dividends, and MJ Morris isn’t finding life with State’s offense easy either.
The Pack do have a good defense, led by Payton Wilson in the middle.
Struggling offenses plus good defenses means take the under, no matter where the number is set.
I also can’t think that the Tigers could possibly cover a near double-digit spread. I am taking Clemson on the moneyline, not so much because I have a lot of confidence in them right now, but more because I have less confidence in NC State.