Clemson vs Duke : The Clemson football team will host the Duke Blue Devils tonight in Death Valley. Here’s our final analysis and prediction for the game. The 2018 Clemson football home slate will finally get a night game.
After several noon matchups this season, the Tigers were finally awarded two night games to close out the regular season: One against Duke and one against South Carolina next week.
The Tigers will close out the ACC regular season this week with the matchup against the Blue Devils.
Here’s a look at our final analysis and prediction for the game.
Duke is one of the worst rushing defenses in the nation. The Tigers need to take advantage of that and run the ball early and often. I’d expect to see Travis Etienne get his fair share of touches early in the game and I think we’ll see him break off some huge runs.
Trevor Lawrence should be able to get going in the passing attack and it should be a fairly easy day for the offense.
Defensively, Clemson will need to key in on Duke quarterback Daniel Jones. Jones can make some throws and is capable of running the ball as well. The Tigers’ depth and experience should begin to take over as we hit the midway point of the second quarter and I don’t expect this one to be close heading into the third.
Overall, it should be a fun Senior Day. Those 2018 seniors have a chance to become the winningest class in Clemson football history with a victory against Duke. The class would also become the winningest class in the history of the ACC.
Clemson 56, Duke 7
I think the Tigers take care of business, score a lot of points and get the job done. We should see a lot of guys get into the game and those seniors should walk away happy Saturday night.