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Clemson Football Schedule: Week 8 – Clemson vs Syracuse

Week 8 – Clemson vs. Syracuse Orange

Date: The game time (ET) TV
Sat, October 22 Syracuse Orange @ Clemson Tigers 12 h ABC
  • Syracuse vs Clemson Spread: Clemson -17
  • Syracuse vs Clemson moneyline: TBD
  • Sportsnaut Forecast: Clemson 42, Syracuse 13

Clemson football roster outlook

All our predictions are based on the Tigers starting team with these key players:

  • QB – DJ Uiagalelei
  • RB – Will Shipley, Kobe Pace, Phil Mafah
  • WR – Joseph Ngata, Beaux Collins, Brannon Spector, Dacari Collins, EJ Williams
  • TE – Davis Allen, Jake Briningstool

While several Clemson players have moved on to the pros, head coach Dabo Swinney is staying put. Coming off a 10-3 season in 2021, Clemson quarterback DJ Uiagalelei returns for his junior year and will have Will Shipley with him in the backfield. Justyn Ross has moved on to the NFL, but Joseph Ngata and Beaux Collins return for what should be big seasons.

The real story is the defense. After allowing the second fewest points in the nation a year ago, linebacker Trenton Simpson leads a star-studded team in 2022. With Bryan Breese, Tyler Davis and Myles Murphy forming the defensive line, the Tigers should have no problem winning the battle of the trenches.

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Week 1 – Clemson Tigers stomp Georgia Tech 41-10

Week 2 – Clemson rolled past Furman 35-12

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Week 3 – Clemson defeats the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 48-20

Date: The game time (ET) TV
Saturday, September 17 Clemson Tigers 48, Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 20 20:00 ACCN

Week 4 – Clemson tops Wake Forest Demon Deacons 51-45 in 2OT

Date: The game time (ET) TV
Saturday, September 24 Clemson Tigers 51, Wake Forest Demon Deacons 45 (2OT) 12 h ABC

Week 5 – Clemson Tigers sweep NC State Wolfpack

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Week 6 – Clemson Tigers de-claw the Boston College Eagles

Week 7 – Clemson jumps past the Florida State Seminoles

Date: The game time (ET) TV
Sat. October 15 Clemson Tigers 34, Florida State Seminoles 28 19:30 ABC
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Week 10 – Clemson @ Notre Dame

Date: The game time (ET) TV
Sat, November 5 Clemson Tigers @ Notre Dame Fighting Irish 19:30 TBD
  • Sportsnaut Forecast: Clemson 33, Notre Dame 28

Week 11 – Clemson vs. Louisville Cardinals

Date: The game time (ET) TV
Sat, November 12 Louisville Cardinals @ Clemson Tigers TBD TBD
  • Sportsnaut Forecast: Clemson 32, Louisville 20
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Week 12 – Clemson vs. Miami (FL) Hurricanes

Date: The game time (ET) TV
Sat, November 19 Miami (FL) Hurricanes @ Clemson Tigers TBD TBD
  • Sportsnaut Forecast: Clemson 41, Miami 27

Week 13 – Clemson vs. South Carolina Gamecocks

Date: The game time (ET) TV
Sat, November 26 South Carolina Gamecocks @ Clemson Tigers TBD TBD
  • Sportsnaut Forecast: Clemson 36, South Carolina 28
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Clemson schedule forecast: 12-0

It’s hard to find a game on the schedule that poses a real problem for Dabo’s team. There are a few that could make life difficult for a few quarters, but Clemson just has so much talent on defense that it probably gives them the edge. The receivers will have to prove themselves, but a healthier rushing attack and the expected growth of Uiagalelei should carry this team all the way.

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