The start of Week 11 NCAA Football for AP Top 25 teams starts on Thursday the 6th of November with the No. 21 Clemson Tigers 6-2 (2nd ACC Atlantic) taking to the road to play the unranked Wake Forest Demon Deacons 2-6 (7th ACC Atlantic). The game will be played at the BB&T Field in Winston-Salem, NC, at 7:30 PM ET, and you can watch all the college football action on ESPN. Let's take a look at this matchup.
This week 11 the Clemson Tigers are seeking a 6th consecutive win over the Demon Deacons without their starting QB Watson, who broke a finger on his throwing hand on the 11th of October in their game with Louisville, which they won 23-17. The Tigers without QB Watson have continued to win with backup QB Stoudt under center.
The Wake Forest team presently ranks 125th in offensive totals at 213.5 and 34.5 rushing, then 122nd in scoring totals at 14.8 points per game. In their last four games that they have lost they were outscored by their opponents 116-37, but came close to a victory at home against Boston College losing 23-17.
In the matchup statistics the Tigers are scoring an average of 32.3 points per game while allowing opponents 18.3 points per game. The Demon Deacons are scoring 14.8 points per game, and allowing opponents 24.6 points per game.
2014 offensive leaders for Clemson are QBs Watson & Stroud, who have thrown for a combined 2,319 yards and 14 touchdowns with 2 interceptions. RBs Gallman & Davidson, who has combined for 132, carries for 535 yards and 4 touchdowns. Their receivers Williams and Scott combined for 80 receptions, for 1245 yards and 7 touchdowns.
The offensive leaders to date for Wake Forest are QB Wolford who has thrown for 1,377 yards with 7 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. RB’s Reynolds & Wortham have combined for 105 carries for 272 yards. Their receivers Scott & Serigne have combined for 71 receptions for 713 yards and 6 touchdowns.
The Demon Deacons QB in their last game at Boston College was 22 of 30 for 242 yards, but in his last 4 games he has only managed to throw for 1 TD and was intercepted some 6 times. He had been sacked a total of 29 times this season, which ties in for 5th in the FBS for this 2014 season.
For the college football fanatics who bet on college football at SBG Global or other gambling sites, the early lines for this game are not available, apparently because odds makers are seeking more information as to the return of QB Watson from injury time.
Next week the Wake Forest Demon Deacons now 2-6, play at North Carolina Wolfpack 5-4 (5th ACC Atlantic) on Saturday the 15th of Nov. 2014 at the Carter-Finley Stadium at 12:30 PM ET. The Clemson Tigers 6-2, play at the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 7-2 (2nd ACC Coastal) also on the 15th of Nov. at the Bobby Dodd Stadium with the time to be announced.