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In week 5 the North Carolina Tar Heels head to Clemson Memorial Stadium in Clemson, South Carolina to face the Clemson Tigers Saturday. The Tar Heels are 2-1 SU and 0-3 ATS. The Tigers are 1-2 SU and 2-1 ATS.

North Carolina is coming off a loss of 70-41 against East Carolina last week. Quarterback Marquise Williams who has 551 passing yards and 4 touchdowns leads the offense this season. Marquise Williams also leads the rushing game with 152 yards, 2 touchdowns and a 4.9 yards per carry average. Mack Hollins leads the wide receivers with 242 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Last week the Tar Heels defense allowed 789 yards and 70 points against East Carolina.

Clemson is coming off a hard fought game where they lost to the 1st ranked Florida State Seminoles 23-17 last week. Quarterbacks Cole Stoudt, who has 486 passing yards and 1 touchdown, and Deshaun Watson, who has 479 passing yards and 4 touchdowns, split time under center. C.J. Davidson leads the rushing game with 101 yards, 2 touchdowns and a 3.7 yards per carry average. Mike Williams leads the wide receivers with 243 yards on 9 receptions.

The Clemson Tigers defense has allowed 25 points per game and 273 yards per game through week 4.

Keys to North Carolina win

North Carolina will have to shut down Clemson’s quarterbacks. In addition, The Tar Heels will need Marquies Williams to play his best game of the season.

Keys to Clemson win

Clemson will have to shut down dual threat quarterback Marquies Williams. In addition, the Tigers will need running back Davidson to have a great game.

Injuries

North Carolina – Jon Heck, Landon Turner

Clemson – Martin Jenkins, Kyrin Priester, Oliver Jones, Tyshon Dye, Zac Brooks

Favorite

Clemson -14.5

Conclusion

This will be a close game. However, Clemson’s defense will keep the score down and Clemson will improve to 2-2 on the season.

About David Campbell

David makes his home in Guatemala and follows the worlds greatest games from there. David contributes on all leagues across the world and had over 25 years experience. He has covered 10 World Cups and will do so again this year in Brazil.

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