ESPN's SP+ predicts final score of Clemson-Syracuse game
ESPN’s SP+ has a prediction for the final score of Clemson’s Week 5 contest against Syracuse.
The Tigers enter this game with a 2-2 record, including 0-2 in ACC play. This is a must-win game for Clemson if it hopes to get back into contention for the ACC Championship Game. Syracuse is 4-0 on the season and has won each game by double digits.
ESPN’s model is picking a narrow Clemson win — 27-25 on the road at Syracuse.
Clemson has won 5 games in a row against Syracuse. However, the Orange have consistently kept games closer-than-expected in this series. Clemson has covered the spread in just 1 of its last 5 meetings vs. Syracuse.
Last season, the Orange nearly upset Clemson in Death Valley. Clemson was able to squeak out a 27-21 win, which helped it secure the ACC Atlantic title.
Syracuse quarterback Garrett Shrader will be playing against Clemson for the third time. Shrader, who is off to a great start this season, has completed 55.5% of his passes against Clemson over the past 2 seasons. He has 2 career touchdown passes and 2 interceptions vs. the Tigers.
Kickoff is set for 12 p.m. ET on Saturday afternoon.