(Thursday, 6:30 pm, ESPN)
Clemson is struggling this year, but how is that any different from any other year? Besides, Wake is coming a off a loss to Navy a couple weeks ago, so they aren’t exactly ACC frontrunners right now either. Wake’s offense has struggled against Clemson in recent years, averaging only 13.5 points per game in losses the past two seasons, and there is a noticeable dropoff in speed this year. That doesn’t bode well for the Demon Deacons scoring many points. As for the Clemson offense, it’s got the players, but for some reason (the O-Line?) it can’t put points on the board. I’ll give James Davis and C.J. Spiller a slight edge over the solid Wake defense, so Clemson will pick up the win in a low scoring, defensive battle.
J.Pike’s Pick: Clemson 21, Wake Forest 16