Clemson is a 24-point favorite at Sbgglobal with the total on the game at 56.
North Texas Has Struggled – North Texas has been awful under head coach Todd Dodge as they have gone 5-31 under his watch. If they don’t win this year it might be the last season for Dodge. The Mean Green has not been very mean lately but they do have a lot of starters returning on both sides of the ball. Lance Dunbar ran for 1,378 yards and 17 TDs last season. He should be able to get some yards against Clemson on Saturday. The problem for North Texas is a defense that allowed over 412 yards of total offense per game the last season.
No More Spiller – Clemson is going to look different this season without C.J. Spiller who is now with the Buffalo Bills. The Tigers are not going to replace Spiller so they will have to hope that starting quarterback Kyle Parker has another good year. He threw for 2,526 yards and 20 TDs last season. Parker is so multi-talented that he is the first player to ever throw for 20 TD passes and hit 20 home runs in the same year. He is not going to be around at Clemson for long though as after this season he will be playing for the Colorado Rockies as he will join their minor league system. Clemson has a solid defense led by Jarvis Jenkins and Da'Quan Bowers up front and senior DeAndre McDaniel in the secondary.
Betting Numbers: The Mean Green are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Mean Green are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games in September and they are a very poor 7-20 against the NCAA online betting number in their last 27 non-conference games. Clemson is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. the Sun Belt and they are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games. The Tigers are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 non-conference games. As we look at the total we find that the Mean Green has gone over in 11 of their last 15 non-conference games. The only concern if you like the over is that Clemson has gone under in 12 of their last 17 home games.