Texas A&M vs. Clemson live stream
Clemson at Texas A&M (+12.5)
Sat. 9/8, 7:00 p.m. ET
Three things you have to know before wagering on Clemson-Texas A&M:
1. On the off chance that you trust Texas A&M head mentor Jimbo Fisher, he had “no thought” that his old foe Clemson would be the second group he confronted when he acknowledged his new activity with the Aggies. All things considered, he is by all accounts anticipating the get-together.
“I believe it’s an open door for your children to discover what it resembles,” Fisher told the media. “They have awesome players. We as a whole realize that Texas A&M vs. Clemson. We will see whether we can contend and remain centered in the amusement.”
No. 2 Clemson will for sure represent a gigantic test for A&M, and Fisher will confront weight before a hopeful home group to hang with the Tigers. All things considered, it’s a group that he’s very comfortable with. He confronted Clemson eight times in his eight seasons as head mentor at Florida State, going 4-4 straight up and 3-5 against the spread in that time. The Noles lost every one of the last three seasons to Tigers groups that at last achieved the College Football Playoff. Fisher’s groups canvassed the spread in 2015 and ’16, yet a year ago’s frustrating FSU squad lost 31-14 as 16-point underdogs out and about. Fisher knows how intense this Clemson group is to conflict with, and he’ll have his group arranged as needs be, however that doesn’t mean it’ll have the capacity to keep it close.
2. With Clemson bringing back 15 starters from last season, there are relatively few question marks for the Tigers. Be that as it may, an extensive one remains: Who will be the fundamental person at quarterback? Dabo Swinney’s continuous QB rivalry—encircled as to a greater extent a joint effort—mirrors Nick Saban’s problem in Tuscaloosa. There’s senior Kelly Bryant, who drove Clemson to the playoffs a year ago. Bryant can run however has a low roof as a passer. At that point there’s green bean Trevor Lawrence, who has a more grounded arm however is short on understanding.
Those expecting a reasonable goals in Week 1 were left baffled. The pair split time in a 48-7 home prevail upon Furman. Their exhibitions were amazingly comparative, with Bryant finishing 10 goes for 127 yards and Lawrence finishing nine for 137. Each put his qualities on full show. Bryant ripped off a 35-yard touchdown run and Lawrence tossed three touchdown passes.
While Swinney says each person will see time against A&M, he should be ponder by they way he amazes their snaps. Bryant played the principal quarter against Furman, Lawrence played the second, and after that each got two drives to begin the second half before surrendering to the third-stringer. That is fine and dandy in a tune-up against a FCS group, however a street amusement against a SEC protection is a major advance up. (Particularly against an A&M unit that profits eight starters and is trained by regarded facilitator Mike Elko.) Swinney needs to ensure no less than one of his flag guests is given abundant time to discover a cadence.
3. In the event that you haven’t set aside the opportunity to retain the four names that contain Clemson’s beginning cautious line, do as such at this point. Clelin Ferrell, Christian Wilkins, Dexter Lawrence and Austin Bryant were each voted to the All-ACC preseason group this year, and every ha a solid possibility of being a first-round NFL draft determination. They all looked great against Furman, particularly Lawrence who played through wounds last season. Basically, this is the most dreaded position gather in school football—and it’s way off the mark.
That is the thing that quarterback Kellen Mond will be up against on Saturday when he takes the field for the Aggies. Subsequent to seeing a decent measure of activity as a green bean in Kevin Sumlin’s spread offense last season, Mond prevailed upon the beginning occupation the mid year and now coordinates an expert style conspire under Fisher. Mond can run, and did as such unreservedly a year ago. Be that as it may, keeping up a solid nearness in the pocket seemed, by all accounts, to be a state of accentuation for him in a 59-7 season-opening win over Northwestern State. Generally, Mond looked agreeable in the pocket, in spite of the fact that the way that he took two sacks against low-level rivalry is definitely not a decent sign as he gets ready to arrange under focus opposite Wilkins and Lawrence. It’s a difficult request for a sophomore making his second begin in another offense.
Pick: Clemson – 12.5
Certainty Level: Very High (on a size of Low/Moderate/High/Very High/Extremely High)