Clemson-Wake Forest football game 2021: What time, channel

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Clemson completes their program at home on Saturday against Wake Forest.

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This game has significant implications for the Atlantic Division of the ACC. If Clemson wins, the Tigers remain in contention to win the division, despite two conference losses. If Wake Forest wins, the Demon Deacons clinch the division.

When is the Clemson vs Wake Forest game this week?

Which: Clemson (7-3, 5-2 ACC) vs. Wake Forest (9-1, 6-0)

When: Saturday afternoon

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 158, XM 193, Web/App 955

Series history: Clemson has a 68-17-1 lead over Wake Forest, which includes a 39-7 record at Memorial Stadium. The Tigers have won 12 consecutive meetings, including a 37-13 victory in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in the 2020 season opener.

How old is Dabo Swinney?

Saturday is Swinney’s 52nd birthday. He was born in 1969.

Betting Odds: Clemson vs Wake

Clemson is a 3½ point favorite over Wake Forest, which has suffered just one loss this year.

Clemson vs Wake Prediction

ESPN’s Football Power Index gives Clemson a 69.1% chance of beating the Demon Deacons.

Weather forecast for Clemson SC

Cloud and sun intervals. High 53. ENE winds blowing 5 to 10 mph.

The teams in numbers

Clemson

WakeForest

Points/game

24.4

49.7

Opp. point/game

15.3

29.1

Rulings/game

145.8

180.4

Opp. rushing yards/game

110.7

201.8

Passing yards/game

198.9

318

Opp. passing yards/game

198.2

238.2

Yards/game

344.7

498.4

Opp. yards/game

308.9

440

THREE DEACONS FOREST DEMONS TO WATCH

Sam Hartman, QB: For having an offside game with three interceptions against NC State, Sam Hartman still managed to put together a solid outing with 290 yards and three touchdowns on 20 throws for 47.

Nick Sciba, K: All but one of Clemson’s ACC games have ended in a score, so Nick Sciba will be key if a field goal is needed late for the Deacs. Award semifinalist Lou Groza leads the ACC in field goals with 16 of 18 attempts at the start of Week 10, two more than Clemson kicker BT Potter.

To Perry, WR: As Hartman’s primary target, AT Perry caught five passes for 73 yards, including a 24-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter of the Demon Deacons’ game against NC State. He is among the top five receivers in the conference with 991 receiving yards this year.

THREE CLEMSON TIGERS TO WATCH

Myles Murphy, DL: With injuries plaguing the Tigers defensive line, Myles Murphy has managed to stay healthy and has been an anchor for the group. He had three tackles, 1 ½ quarterback sacks and a forced fumble over the weekend.

Trenton Simpson, LB: The second continued to show improvements as the season progressed and turned the heat up in the latter stages of the season. Against UConn, he had four tackles and a quarterback sack.

DJ Uiagalelei, QB: While Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney said DJ Uiagalelei was not struggling with a knee injury suffered against Louisville, the second struggled early against UConn but managed to throw for 241 yards with an interception and a touchdown.

Clemson Projected Depth Map

Offense:

QB: DJ Uiagalelei (Taisun Phommachanh)

AR: Kobe Pace or Will Shipley (Phil Mafah)

Answering machine: Dacari Collins (Ajou Ajou)

WR: Beaux Collins (Will Swinney)

WR: EJ Williams (Will Brown)

TE: Davis Allen (Sage Ennis)

LT: Jordan McFadden (Marcus Tate)

LG: Marcus Tate (Mason Trotter)

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: Tyler Davis (Tre Williams)

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

KOR: Will Shipley

This story was originally published November 19, 2021 5:00 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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