Clemson-Florida State Football Game 2021: What Time, Channel

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After falling to Pitt on the road 27-17, Clemson returns home to play Florida State.

Last year’s game against FSU in Tallahassee was called off at the last minute due to controversy surrounding a positive COVID-19 test from one of the Tigers. The Seminoles head to Death Valley this year as the 51-year-old streak resumes.

Who is Clemson up against this week? When is the kick off?

WHO: Clemson (4-3, 3-2 ACC) vs. Florida State (3-4, 2-3)

When: 3:30 p.m. Saturday

Or: Memorial Stadium, Clemson

TV: ESPN

Flux: via ESPN app or WatchESPN

Radio: 105.5 FM in the Clemson area (see all Clemson affiliate radios here)

Satellite: Sirius 133, XM 193, Internet 955

Series history: Clemson trails the series with Florida State 13-20 but is tied 8-8 when playing Death Valley. The Tigers have won the last five meetings, the most recent coming by a 45-14 decision in 2019 at home.

Weather forecast for Saturday in Clemson

Rain showers early with overcast skies later in the day. Over 50s during the game. WSW winds blowing 5-10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

What’s at stake

Clemson’s seven-game ACC championship streak is closer to zero than thin at this point. The main thing for the Tigers will be to try and win the remaining games to build confidence. Injuries have made this process more difficult, but the match will be a good opportunity to see how the group reacts to adversity.

Clemson vs. Florida State Prediction

ESPN’s Football Power Index gives Clemson an 85.1% chance of winning the game.

Final point spread for the game

Clemson is a 9.5-point favorite against FSU.

The teams in numbers

Clemson

pitt

Points/game

20

31.29

Opp. point/game

14.6

26.43

Rulings/game

145.1

230.3

Opp. rushing yards/game

120

158.4

Passing yards/game

176.1

183.1

Opp. passing yards/game

216

230.4

Yards/game

321.3

413.4

Opp. yards/game

336

388.9

THREE FSU SEMINOLES TO WATCH

Jordan Travis, QB: After a fourth straight loss, Florida State head coach Mike Norvell replaced Jordan Travis with McKenzie Milton. So far this season, Travis has rushed for 636 yards and nine touchdowns in addition to 344 yards and four more for 66 bins.

Jashaun Corbin, RB: In his second season with the Seminoles, Jashaun Corbin has a team-high 747 all-around yards, which includes a Florida State-best rushing 683 yards with five touchdowns. The former Texas A&M Aggie is averaging 7.9 yards per carry for the Seminoles offense, averaging 413.4 total offensive yards per outing.

Jermaine Johnson, DE: As one of the Seminoles’ most experienced players, Jermaine Johnson helps anchor the team’s defense. He is the second-leading tackler with 45, which includes a team-high nine tackles for loss and seven quarterback sacks.

THREE CLEMSON TIGERS TO WATCH

Will Shipley, RB: Returning after a month-long hiatus with a shin injury, Will Shipley had 52 yards on 10 carries against Pitt. The Tigers’ running game has been one of the most consistent parts of their offense, and Shipley plays a key role in it.

Justin Ross, WR: The Tigers need a vocal leader and it has to be someone who can put his money where his mouth is. Given Justyn Ross’ level of talent, he’s going to have to be one of those guys. Achieving more than 1,000 receiving yards in two seasons, the Alabama native will be seen as a catalyst to move the Tigers offense forward as both a rallying voice and a playmaker.

Barrett Carter, LB: Although he didn’t play a completely clean game against Pitt, Barrett Carter comes in and learns from older players in his first season. He had six tackles and a pass breakup against the Panthers for a total of 16 tackles in seven games played so far this year.

2021 Clemson football schedule

Home matches in bold

  • September 4: Georgia 10, Clemson 3
  • September 11: Clemson 49, South Carolina State 3
  • September 18: Clemson 14, Georgia Tech 8
  • Sept. 25: NC State 27, Clemson 21 (2OT)
  • October 2: Clemson 19, Boston College 13
  • October 9: OPEN
  • October 15: Clemson 17, Syracuse 14
  • October 23: Pitt 27, Clemson 17
  • Oct. 30: vs. Florida State (3:30 p.m., ESPN)
  • November 6: in Louisville
  • Nov. 13: vs. UConn
  • November 20: against Wake Forest
  • November 27: in South Carolina

Clemson Depth Map

(as it appears in the game notes)

Offense:

QB: DJ Uiagalelei (Taisun Phommachanh)

AR: Will Shipley (Phil Mafah)

WR: Justin Ross (Beaux Collins)

WR: Joseph Ngata (Ajou Ajou)

WR: EJ Williams (Will Brown)

TE: Davis Allen (Braden Galloway)

LT: Jordan McFadden (Marcus Tate)

LG: Paul Tchio or Marcus Tate

C: Hunter Rayburn or Mason Trotter (Trent Howard)

RG: Will Putnam (Mason Trotter)

RT: Walker Parks (Mitchell Mayes)

Defense:

FROM: Myles Murphy or KJ Henry

DT: Ruke Orhorhoro (Payton page)

DT: Tre Williams (Darnell Jefferies)

FROM: Justin Mascoll or Xavier Thomas

SLB: Trenton Simpson or Malcolm Greene (Tyler Venables or Barrett Carter)

MLB: James Skalski (Jake Venables or Kane Patterson)

WLB: Baylon Spector (LaVonta Bentley)

DC: Mario Goodrich (Fred Davis or Nate Wiggins)

SS: Andrew Mukuba (RJ Mickens)

FS: Nolan Turner (Jalyn Phillips)

DC: Andrew Booth (Sheridan Jones)

Special Teams:

PK: BT Potter (Jonathan Weitz)

P: Will Spiers (Aidan Swanson)

KO: BT Potter (Aidan Swanson)

LS (PK, P): Jack Maddox (Holden Caspersen)

H: Will Swinney (Drew Swinney)

PR: Will Brown or Justyn Ross

KOR: Will Shipley

This story was originally published October 29, 2021 9:35 a.m.

Alexis Cubit is primarily Clemson’s sports reporter for The (Columbia) State newspaper. Before moving to South Carolina in 2021, she covered high school sports for six years and received a first place in the sports feature category from the editors of the Texas Associated Press in 2019. The California native obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Baylor University. in 2014.

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