Clemson vs. North Carolina College Football Betting
It was a season of significant progress for the Tennessee Volunteers in 2022. Tennessee beat old nemesis rivals such as the Florida Gators, LSU Tigers, Alabama Crimson Tide, and the Kentucky Wildcats. However, the Volunteers lack of reliable defense burned them down the stretch. Tennessee lost at the #1 ranked Georgia Bulldogs because the defending national champions had the better defense. And then Big Orange was wiped out by the Gamecocks at South Carolina, which shocked the country. Still, it was a significant step forward for the Volunteers in Josh Heupel’s second season on the job.
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Clemson Tigers -5.5
Tennessee Volunteers +5.5
Clemson Tigers Weekly Matchup
On Friday, December 30, 2022, the Tennessee Volunteers of the Southeastern Conference will face the Clemson Tigers of the Atlantic Coast Conference in the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Kickoff time is 8 p.m. ET, with television coverage on ESPN.
Clemson remains a respected brand with the casual sector as a recent College Football Playoff participant. At the same time, Tennessee caught a lot of attention for its breakout season and win over the Alabama Crimson Tide. Thus, betting activity should be split.
Last game, the Tennessee Volunteers won 56-0 against the Vanderbilt Commodores as 14-point road favorites. The game went under the total of 64. Tennessee has a record of 10-2 straight up, 9-3 against the spread, and 7-5 over/under the total. Tennessee ranks 1st for total offense, 3rd for passing, 18th for rushing, and 1st for scoring. Defensively they rank 87th overall, 127th against the pass, 19th against the rush, and 47th for points allowed. Also, Tennessee ranks 75th for fewest turnovers lost and 74th for takeaways.
Jaylen Wright ran for 160 yards and two touchdowns on five carries, with Jabari Small running for two more scores as ninth-ranked Tennessee never trailed in routing in-state rival Vanderbilt. The Volunteers rebounded from losing two of their last three games to clinch their first 10-win regular season since 2003 in Heupel's second season and first overall since 2007. The losses dropped the Vols from first in the inaugural College Football Playoff ranking to 10th.
Wright scored on runs of 50 and 83 yards, while Small ran for a 48-yarder. Dylan Sampson added an 80-yarder in the fourth as Tennessee ran for six TDs. It was the first time Tennessee had two TD runs of 80 yards or longer in the same game.
Clemson Tigers Weekly Recap
Last game, the Clemson Tigers won 39-10 against the North Carolina Tar Heels as 7-point favorites in the ACC championship game. The game went under the total of 64.
Clemson has a record of 11-2 straight up, 7-6 against the spread, and 7-6 over/under the total. Clemson ranks 56th for total offense, 74th for passing, 48th for rushing and 25th for scoring. Defensively they rank 26th overall, 78th against the pass, 11th against the rush, and 18th for points allowed. Also, Clemson ranks 123rd for fewest turnovers lost and 25th for takeaways.
Freshman Cade Klubnik came off the bench to complete 20 of 24 passes for 279 yards and a touchdown and ran for a score to lead No. 10 Clemson to the ACC championship. Cornerback Nate Wiggins broke up two passes in the end zone, blocked a field goal, and returned an interception 98 yards for a touchdown as the Tigers won their seventh ACC title in eight seasons.
Clemson won six straight ACC championships from 2015 to 2020 before failing to reach the title game last season. But coach Dabo Swinney's Tigers rebounded in a big way, going 9-0 against ACC foes.
Swinney said Klubnik will start in the upcoming Orange Bowl. With Clemson down 7-0, Swinney benched two-year starter DJ Uiagalelei after the Tigers failed to pick up a first down on their first two possessions. Swinney turned to Klubnik, a 5-star recruit from Austin, Texas. He responded by leading the Tigers to four straight scores and a 24-10 lead at halftime. Clemson stretched it to 39-10 heading into the fourth quarter.
ACC player of the year Drake Maye was limited to 268 yards passing and turned the ball over three times for North Carolina, which was seeking its first ACC championship since 1980 when Lawrence Taylor was wreaking havoc on quarterbacks.
2022 Clemson Tigers Schedule
||at Georgia Tech
||vs. Louisiana Tech
||at Wake Forest
||W 51-45 (2OT)
||vs. NC State
||at Boston College
||at Florida State
||at Notre Dame
||vs. South Carolina
||vs. North Carolina (ACC Championship)
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