Vegas Odds on Clemson-NCSU


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Clemson (7-0, 4-0 ACC) has opened up on Sunday as a 9.5 point favorite against North Carolina State (5-2, 1-2 ACC).

Update: Clemson is now a 10.5 point favorite with early betting on Sunday.

The ACC Halloween contest will be played at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina at 3:30 p.m. EST on ABC, ESPN2.

The Tigers have won 10 consecutive games for the first time since the 1983-84 seasons.

North Carolina State defeated Wake Forest 35-17 on Saturday afternoon, and the Wolfpack have also conquered Troy, Eastern Kentucky, Old Dominion, South Alabama on the season.

The Wolfpack's two losses were to ACC schools Louisville and Virginia Tech.

The Textile Bowl will be the 84th meeting between the two institutions, and the Tigers have a commanding 54-28-1 edge in the series.

"N.C. State we know is a tough place to play, and they're playing very well," Swinney said during Sunday's media teleconference. "They're very efficient. We'll turn the page quickly and move on."

Offense
Total O: CU 28 (465.4 ypg) NCST 61 (412.4 ypg)
Passing O: CU 47 (250.4 ypg) NCST 90 (200.1 ypg)
Rushing O: CU 24 (215.0 ypg) NCST 29 (212.3 ypg)
3rd down Conversions: CU 23 (45.2%) NCST 39 (43.8%)
Scoring Offense: CU 16 (38.4 ppg) NCST 32 (35.1 ppg)
Sacks Allowed: CU 33 (10 Total, 1.43/game) NCST 83 (17 Total, 2.43/game)
Tackle for Loss Allowed: CU 23 (34 TTFL, 120 yards, 4.86 TFL/game) NCST 97 (48 TTFL, 170 yards, 6.86 TFL/game)

Defense
Total D: CU 4 (262.3 ypg) NCST 3 (251.1 ypg)
Passing yds allowed: CU 9 (156.9 ypg) NCST 3 (144.0 ypg)
Rushing D: CU 13 (105.4 ypg) NCST 15 (107.1 ypg)
Team Sacks: CU 27 (19 Total, 2.71/game) NCST 27 (19 Total, 2.71/game)
Team Tackles for Loss: CU 7 (62 TTFL, 210 yards, 8.9 TFL/game) NCST 36 (49 TTFL, 177 yards, 7.0 TFL/game)
Turnover margin: CU 62 (0.14, 5 lost fumble, 8 opp. int.; 4 fumble rec, 10 int.) NCST 51 (0.29, 3 lost fumble, 1 opp. int.; 2 fumble rec, 4 int.)
Scoring Defense: CU 7 (14.3 ppg) NCST 11 (16.1 ppg)

Other early Vegas odds include Virginia Tech as a three-point favorite over Boston College, Florida State as a twenty-point favorite over Syracuse, Texas A&M as a 14.5 point favorite over South Carolina and Notre Dame as a 9.5 point favorite over Temple.

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