#4 Clemson Tigers at Florida State Seminoles Betting Preview
The Florida State Seminoles (4-2, 2-2 ACC) look to end a six-game losing skid to the #4 Clemson Tigers (6-0, 4-0 ACC) in a conference clash in Week 7 of the college football season. If Clemson pulls out the victory, it will be a school record for consecutive victories over FSU.
The kickoff for Saturday’s contest is at 7:30 p.m. EST inside Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Florida. Clemson is a 4.5-point favorite, and the over/under total is 51.0 points.
What to Know – #4 Clemson Tigers
Clemson appears to be back in the elite tiers of college football royalty after a down season in 2021. The Tigers already have a pair of Top 25 victories over Wake Forest and NC State and are one of just three teams remaining in the ACC with an unblemished record.
After pedestrian numbers as a sophomore last year, starting quarterback DJ Uiagalelei looks comfortable under center this season. The former 5-star athlete has thrown 14 touchdown passes to just two interceptions and is second on the team in rushing with 311 yards and three scores.
Running back Will Shipley is averaging 5.9 yards per carry for a Clemson offense that’s dominated ACC defenses. Shipley has 76 carries this season, rushing for 446 yards and eight touchdowns.
Seven receivers have caught ten or more passes from Clemson quarterbacks. Leading the pack is wideout Beaux Collins with 18 receptions for 290 yards and five touchdowns. Antonio Williams leads the team in receptions with 22, churning out 258 yards and one TD.
What to Know – Florida State Seminoles
The Seminoles have a chance to capture its first Top 25 victory of the year and break a two-game losing skid. Florida State has fallen to a pair of ranked teams over the last two weeks by a combined 12 points.
FSU quarterback Jordan Travis is completing 62.8% of his passes as he’s taken over the full-time signal-calling duties this season. Travis has fared better in 2022 under an upgraded offensive line, throwing for 1,407 yards, nine touchdowns, and three interceptions.
There are three running backs the Seminoles roll out of the backfield, and all are averaging over 4.2 yards per carry. Treshaun Ward is the starter, carrying 72 times for 488 yards and three touchdowns. Trey Benson (47 carries, 303 yards) and Lawrence Toafili (42 carries, 177 yards) add change-of-pace options for FSU’s offense.
Wide receivers Johnny Wilson and Micah Pittman each have hauled in 21 receptions and three touchdowns. Wilson leads the team in receiving yards with 417, averaging 19.9 yards per catch. Ontaria Wilson is second on the roster with 298 yards and two TDs.
The Pick is In
Clemson should win this and bring its winning streak to seven games over FSU. The Tigers have more talent on the roster and better coaching. The Seminole crowd will be a factor, and the FSU defense will create enough stops to keep it close.
Clemson wins by a field goal.
The Pick: Florida State Seminoles +4.5