A pair of perfect ACC rivals meet up in Death Valley for a crucial division matchup between top 25 ranked teams as NC State visits Clemson in college football’s Week 5 action on Saturday. Both teams come in at 4-0, although this is the Wolfpack’s first game in ACC play, while Clemson is already 2-0 in the conference after defeating Georgia Tech in the opener and Wake Forest in overtime last Saturday.
There’s no papering over the fact that Clemson played a dismal game of football in the secondary last weekend. Granted, it was Sam Hartman doing it, but the Wake quarterback was able to throw his receivers open all day and passed for a school record 6 TD passes. Injuries played a hand, as corners Sheridan Jones and Malcolm Greene and safety Andrew Mukuba were out, and the Tigers allowed 300 air yards for the second straight game. Not ideal considering who’s next on the docket.
Wolfpack quarterback Devin Leary may not be putting up quite the numbers he did last season, when he scored 35 times and threw just 5 picks, but he’s still more than capable of working Clemson’s back seven. A 64% passer right now, Leary has 9 TDs and 2 picks and will go against a secondary that struggled in pass coverage.
Once upon a time, there was real talk that Clemson might make a switch at quarterback. But since that preseason speculation, Uiagalelei has steadily improved his game and this offense has along with him.
Coming off his best performance since the Notre Dame trip in 2020, the QB had 371 yards and 5 TD passes against Wake and personally kept his team in that game when it became a shootout. NC State is allowing the ACC’s fewest air yards per attempt (4.9), but Clemson’s receivers are making more than 12 ypc so far.
NC State Wolfpack vs Clemson Tigers Game Information
- Date: 10/01/2022
- Time: 07:30 PM ET
- Location: Clemson Memorial StadiumClemson,SC
- How to Watch NC State vs Clemson: ESPN2
- Live Stream: fubo.tv
NC State vs Clemson Betting Lines
Clemson is –260 according to our Vegas NCAAF Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $38.46. On the other side, NC State is +220 according to the Vegas NCAAF Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $220.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Clemson at a 72.22% chance of winning the game, meanwhile NC State have 31.25% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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