The No. 10 seeded Clemson Tigers travel all the way across the country to face the No. 7 seeded Boise St. Broncos. This is one of the few times that Boise State will host a team from a BCS league on the blue turf. Clemson was ranked as high as No. 5 in the BCS standings when they were 8-0, but then lost three of their last four games prior to upsetting Virginia Tech in the ACC title game.
Clemson has the talent to be a good team, but for some reason or another they were blown out by an average North Carolina State team and a South Carolina who was without Marcus Lattimore.
If this matchup were to happen it likely would be a high scoring game, but I would lean toward Boise State. Boise State's offense is a little bit better then Clemson's, but it is more consistent. One stat tidbit to consider is when adjusted for strength of schedule Boise State comes out as the 10th best team and Clemson at No. 15.
|43.3 PPG||33.6 PPG|
|483.1 Total YPG||440.6 Total YPG|
|172.75 Rushing YPG||155.85 Rushing YPG|
|310.30 Passing YPG||284.8 Passing YPG|
|18.3 Points allowed per game||26.2 Points allowed per game
|315.6 Yards allowed per game||379.4 Yards allowed per game|
|172.75 Rushing yards allowed per game||155.85 Rushing yards allowed per game|
|310.3 Passing yards allowed per game||284.80 Passing yards allowed per game|
|+9 Turnover margin||+2 turnover margin|
|1.67 Sacks per game||1.85 Sacks per game|
My predication is that Boise State would win 38 - 20 over Clemson. What are your predictions?
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Boise State (130 votes)
Clemson (55 votes)
185 total votes