The Tigers - the defending national champions - enter with a ideal 4-0 record, a seven-game winning streak against ranked teams and a school-record 11-game road winning streak.
Now, let's get to the game itself. Clemson players have talked all week about Lane Stadium and what they've heard from coaches and former teammates. Defensive holdovers Austin Bryant and Dorian O'Daniel have helped Clemson's D generate 6.1 more EPA per game in 2017 than it did previous year.
"That one you do remember, because of that incident", Howard said.
Clemson already has beaten two ranked opponents, holding off Auburn in a defensive struggle and routing Louisville on the road, and pulled away in the fourth quarter of a 34-7 win over Boston College last week.
"It's two different teams on both sides of the ball for us and for them, so a lot of talent they have on the offensive side still with guys that came back and new guys that stepped in on their role", Hokies linebacker Tremaine Edmunds said. "Every game is another bite of the elephant. Me and Rece (Davis) a couple of years ago, I remember we were doing something on the field and we all of a sudden just started jumping up and down, and it got your juices going". "I've had season tickets for over two years and it's just gotten better and better". "He's shown tremendous poise and had incredible success through the first part of the season running their system, both running and throwing". "That just gets your juices going". This season it has won three of its four games by at least 26 points and has outscored opponents 151-37. Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant, a first-year starter, instead outplayed Jackson through the first three quarters, when the Tigers took at 33-7 lead to remove any doubt. Virginia Tech enters this matchup a little less tested.
'Bama has struggled with Ole Miss • Alabama snapped a two-game losing streak to MS last season with a big comeback victory. "I've been very, very impressed with him and his athletic ability and his skills set to throw the football".
Clemson's stout defense is ranked third nationally in fewest yards and points allowed, and its 17 sacks are tied for second-most in the country behind Michigan's 18. With 142 yards along with a touchdown against East Carolina, we can say he is a promising addition to the match against Clemson. There are several others, and plenty of them are phenomenal.
"I've never really bought into the "you're not supposed to play well on the road" theory " Swinney said.
In that conference championship game, Tech managed to score 35 points.
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While many people are questioning how long the Tigers' streak can continue - having the biggest target on their chest that they have had during their six-year run, being the defending national champions - Swinney believes his team is prepared to embrace the challenge. He can prove he's the genuine artifact - and make his case as a Heisman candidate - by keeping his impressive case on Saturday night.