Dan Scott Prediction: Clemson - Miami


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QUARTERBACK

Charlie Whitehurst has been much better in recent weeks. But Miami's Brock Berlin has been on fire. Gotta go with the hot hand.

ADVANTAGE - Miami



RUNNING BACKS

Frank Gore's return has given Miami's running game something of a tough, mean streak. Reggie Merriweather is averaging 5.1 yards per carry, but only eight carries per game.

ADVANTAGE - Miami


WIDE RECEIVERS

After watching Louisville's offense work against the 'Canes, can't you see Airese Currie flying through the Miami secondary? Will he get any help this week? The Hurricanes are very talented here, with seven receivers in double figure catches.

ADVANTAGE - Miami



OFFENSIVE LINE

Clemson's last remaining unsettled spot continues to be the Nathan Bennett/Chip Myrick battle at guard. Miami has been hit hard by injuries.

ADVANTAGE - Even



RUN DEFENSE

A pair of units here which continue to give up too many yards. The team that holds the other's rushing game to less than 150 yards wins.

ADVANTAGE - Even



PASS DEFENSE

You have to love Clemson's secondary matched up vs. the Miami wideouts. Should be fun all night long.

ADVANTAGE - Clemson



SPECIAL TEAMS

Hester vs. Miller? That's the style. Jad Dean's kicking has been the substance.

ADVANTAGE - Clemson



THE PICK

After two really strong years of picking these games (16-4 in one 20-game stretch), we're leveled out at 4-4 so far this season. Several Clemson fans have urged me to continue the trend of the past two weeks and pick against the Tigers. Wise move, seeing as how Bowden's team won both times. So, your wish is my command.



Miami 27, Clemson 21

Dan's Picks


Prediction Actual
Wake Forest 30 Clemson 34 Wake Forest 30 Clemson 37 2OT Correct
Georgia Tech 17 Clemson 27 Georgia Tech 28 Clemson 24 Incorrect
Texas A&M 17 Clemson 34 Texas A&M 27 Clemson 6 Incorrect
Florida State 31 Clemson 28 Florida State 41 Clemson 22 Correct
Virginia 28 Clemson 10 Virginia 30 Clemson 10 Correct
Utah State 21 Clemson 41 Utah State 6 Clemson 35 Correct
Maryland 17 Clemson 13 Maryland 7 Clemson 10 Incorrect
N.C. State 31 Clemson 20 NC State 20 Clemson 26 Incorrect

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