Should Clemson be on upset alert?

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Anytime a team has a short week to prepare and a road game on Thursday night, there’s always a chance of an upset. While Clemson can’t afford to take Wake Forest lightly, the Tigers should take care of business in Winston-Salem. The Tigers are averaging 474.5 yards per game in ACC play and have scored at least 37 points in all four conference games. The Demon Deacons lost to Clemson by only three points last year but the two previous matchups were decided by more than 20 points. Although the secondary is expected to be short-handed on Thursday night, the Tigers’ defense played well against Virginia Tech and should be able to keep in check a Wake Forest offense that is averaging just 316.1 yards per game. With the ACC up for grabs, Clemson needs to keep winning and apply more pressure on Florida State for the No. 1 spot. Although the Demon Deacons gave the Tigers all they could handle last season, there is simply too much firepower (Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
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, Sammy WatkinsSammy Watkins
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, DeAndre HopkinsDeAndre Hopkins
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and Andre EllingtonAndre Ellington
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) to lose on Thursday night.

Clemson at Wake Forest Clemson 42-27 Clemson 45-17 Clemson 34-17 Clemson 31-10

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