Kirk Herbstreit breaks down Clemson-FSU matchup


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Jeremy Brevard - USA Today Sports
Jeremy Brevard - USA Today Sports

No. 2 Clemson will face off against Florida State at Doak Campbell Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

ESPN commentator Kirk Herbstreit talked about the ACC matchup on his 'Home Depot Gameplan Breakdown' segment.

"Clemson, we are almost passing them along into the College Football playoff and assuming they are going to get through the ACC and they are a great team," he said. "There is always a few tough games along the way and this game on paper looks like a Clemson blowout but remember it's still Florida State."

Herbstreit gives his two keys of the game.

"Willie Taggart in his first year has had some troubles," he said. "Their defense is very athletic. If there is a guy to watch, it's 99, Brian Burns. Can he get pressure playing at home getting after Trevor Lawrence? Then, of course, the big question for me is can the Florida State offensive line help out DeAndre Francois and give him a chance to try to make plays with the incredibly athletic and talented Clemson defense. In my mind, they are coming off their best performance of the year last week against NC State."

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