Following Clemson’s 31-3 win over Boston College, the Tigers opened up as a 7.5 point favorite over Florida State.
By Monday morning, that number had changed dramatically, as Clemson is now only favored by 4.5 points, meaning all of the early money was coming in on the Seminoles.
Clemson has not played in Doak Campbell since the 2018 season, when the Tigers throttled FSU 59-10. The two teams were supposed to play in Tallahassee in 2020, but the game was called off after a Clemson player tested positive for COVID, despite the Tigers following all safety protocols put in place by the ACC.
Clemson has won the past six meetings between the two teams, and are facing a Seminoles team coming off consecutive losses to Wake Forest at home and NC State on the road. The loss to the Wolfpack was especially frustrating as FSU was up 14-3 at halftime, knocked Devin Leary out of the game, and had the ball in field goal range with time running out, only to inexplicably throw an interception in the end zone while down only two points.
However, the Seminoles should be up for this one, two game losing streak or not. It is already a sell out, meaning the Tigers will face a whole different animal than the crowd they saw at Boston College.
Clemson and Notre Dame have released depth charts ahead of this weekend’s matchup at Death Valley.
For the second time this season, Clemson will be an underdog at home.
Despite Clemson’s astonishing loss to Miami, the Tigers will head to Raleigh next week favored over NC State.