College GameDay crew makes picks for Clemson-Syracuse
College GameDay has made their picks for Clemson vs. Syracuse in Week 5.
Aside from Duke-Notre Dame, this is arguably the game-of-the-week in the ACC. Clemson is searching for its first ACC win while the Orange are looking to move to 5-0 on the season.
Here’s how GameDay’s panel of experts is picking this game:
- Desmond Howard: Syracuse
- Pat McAfee: Clemson
- Ken Jeong (guest picker): Clemson
- Lee Corso: Syracuse
- Kirk Herbstreit: Clemson
“Clemson’s going to say, ‘we’re still here,'” McAfee said. “Big win in the Carrier Dome for the Tigers.”
Clemson has won 9 of its last 10 against the Orange, including 5 in a row. However, Syracuse has played the Tigers tight in recent years. Last season, Syracuse fell 27-21 in this matchup but nearly pulled off the upset in Death Valley.
Clemson is coming off of a devastating overtime loss to Florida State in Week 4. The Tigers are now 0-2 on the season in ACC play, making this a must-win game if they want to keep their ACC title hopes alive.
Kickoff is set for 12 p.m. ET on ABC.