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Paw Predictions: No. 1 Clemson vs. Texas A&M

September 7, 2019

No. 1 Clemson will host Texas A&M on Saturday, and the Tigers are currently a 17.5 point favorite over the Aggies. You can see how some of the national media is viewing this game below.

Game preview:

247Sports, 35-27 Clemson, 38-23 Clemson

What they said:

"Chris Hummer: I’m honestly a little shocked this line is so high. I was in College Station last year when the Aggies nearly upset the Tigers, and the framework of that team returns. In fact, the Aggies are better in Year 2 under Jimbo Fisher. This is one of the easier lines of the week to pick. Texas A&M doesn’t pull the upset. But it does put a scare into the nation’s No. 1 team. … Clemson 35, Texas A&M 27.

"Brad Crawford: Aggies and points? Sounds like a winner. Could Clemson win going away? Yes, if Trevor Lawrence plays better than he did in the opener. Texas A&M was sound up front in its first game, but Texas State isn't exactly the best tune-up prior to playing the defending national champions. ... Clemson 38, Texas A&M 23."

AP News, 42-21 Clemson

What they said:

“When they played last year in College Station, QB Trevor Lawrence did not start for Clemson and WR Justyn Ross hardly played ... CLEMSON 42-21.”

Athlon Sports, 34-24 Clemson

What they said:

“Texas A&M is on the right track under second-year coach Jimbo Fisher, but winning in Death Valley is going to be a tall order on Saturday. While there are a lot of new faces on defense, this unit is talented and will create some problems for the Clemson offense. When the Aggies have the ball, Fisher’s team has to find some ways to get Corbin on track on the ground. Mond is capable of winning this game with his arm, but having a steady ground game would alleviate some of the pressure. After an uneven performance in the opener, Lawrence should be sharper in Week 2 and will guide Clemson to a big non-conference victory.”

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Last season, K’Von Wallace broke the football loose forcing a touchback.

Bleacher Report, 38-24 Clemson

What they said:

"Despite the prediction by Texas A&M offensive lineman Jared Hocker, there will be no upset. That's not to suggest Clemson will overwhelm the Aggies, though. If the visitors can steal a couple of possessions—they intercepted four passes in Week 1, while Clemson had three turnovers—it'll be a tight finish. But stopping this high-powered attack will be a difficult task for a retooled defense.

Prediction: Clemson 38, Texas A&M 24”

College Football News, 31-30 Texas A&M

What they said:

“Clemson will be one of the top two seeds in the College Football Playoff, and it’ll rip through the rest of its schedule, but …

Helped by owning the field position battle – get ready for a huge game from Aggie P Braden Mann – Texas A&M will pull off the stunner. Or, at least, it keeps it close enough for people who care about those things to be happy. And if neither one of those things happens, then simply marvel that this Clemson team is just that special.”

Sporting News, 42-24 Clemson

What they said:

"The Aggies and Tigers played a thriller in College Station last season, a game in which Kellen Mond had 463 total yards of offense. He will have to be that good again for Texas A&M to have a chance. Clemson keeps rolling, but they get a test.

"Clemson wins 42-24 and FAILS TO COVER the spread."

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