Clemson vs Tennessee Capital One Orange Bowl Game Prediction

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Clemson vs Tennessee Capital One Orange Bowl Game Prediction

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Clemson vs Tennessee How to Watch

Date: Friday, December 30
Game time: 8:00 ET
Venue: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL
How to watch: ESPN
Record: Clemson (11-2), Tennessee (10-2)
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This would have been awesome if they were all in their shoes in a college football playoff game between these two. As it is, it should be extremely entertaining.

It’s not just that Tennessee has had a great season under head coach Josh Heupel. It’s just that it showed how explosive and fun it will be for a long, long time.

They beat Bama, they beat LSU and they weren’t all horrible in the loss to Georgia. Losing to South Carolina was bad, losing star QB Hendon Hooker to a knee injury was worse, but getting to the Orange Bowl is still a great way to end the season.

There’s no Jalin Hyatt, the nation’s top receiver is gearing up for the NFL, and fellow receiver Cedric Tillman will join him, but the offense should still work and the defense is relatively intact.

Clemson also brings back a bunch of future NFL stars, especially on the offensive front. QB DJ Uiagalelei has gone to Oregon State, and losing pass rusher Myles Murphy and LB Trenton Simpson hurts, but this is quarterback Cade Klubnik’s offense to run and next level he would love to have the Tiger starting front four in d.

The Tigers would have been in the college football playoff had they beaten South Carolina; yes, the CFP would have walked away with a 12-1 ACC champion over TCU and/or Ohio State.

Considering the way they defeated the Gamecocks and were run over by Notre Dame, this, even more than the blowout over North Carolina in the ACC Championship, is the biggest moment for the team this year. This will define the narrative of the 2022 season.

Dabo Swinney is amazing at bowling. He lost his first two at Clemson, one of them being the epic 70-33 loss to West Virginia in the 2012 Orange, and has since gone 10-4 with two of the losses coming in College Football Playoff National Championships and two others. in CFP semifinals. .

Tennessee won four straight bowls before losing last year’s incredible 47-45 Music City to Purdue. Head coach Josh Heupel is 1-3 in bowl games: He was 1-2 at UCF before last year’s controversial loss to the Vols. However, the guy knows the Orange Bowl. He was the starting quarterback for Oklahoma in a 13-2 2001 BCS Championship win over Florida State.

The Orange Bowl has been wildly unpredictable. It was a dog as a College Football Playoff semifinalist last year: a 34-11 Georgia win over Michigan that ended after a few drives.

Going back to 1996, 19 of the last 26 have been decided by double digits. That’s totally misleading, there were some classics in there, but the bowl deserves something wild. This could be.

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If you want to get the national Cade Klubnik party started (America’s attention wasn’t exactly on the ACC Championship when the Big Ten title game was taking place at the same time), here you go.

DJ Uiagalelei struggled against North Carolina, Swinney immediately made the call and put on Klubnik, and… boom. 20 of 24 for 279 yards and a touchdown in the blowout.

Now he gets a Tennessee high school.

At some point this year the Vols were going to pay for their defensive woes. Florida’s Anthony Richardson rolled for over 450 yards, Georgia’s Stetson Bennett had an efficient day in a win, and old Bryce Young had 455 yards and came within one step of Bama’s Jahmyr Gibbs, probably winning in Knoxville.

But it was South Carolina’s Spencer Rattler who went completely nuts with 438 yards and six touchdowns, and most surprisingly to him, no interceptions, in a 63-38 win.

Now it should be Klubnik’s turn against the fifth worst pass defense in the country. That, and the ball control aspect of this game should matter.

Clemson doesn’t dominate the clock, but they should have the ball for about 35 minutes, mainly because Tennessee doesn’t give a damn about time of possession and was last in the nation at that.

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Why Tennessee Will Win the Capital One Orange Bowl

For all the talent and all the NFL star power in Clemson’s defense, it wasn’t that hard to move the ball in this group.

Wake Forest did it in the air, Notre Dame did it on the ground, Florida State did it their way, and Spencer Rattler had a day against the Tigers right after dumping the Vols.

Sure, superstars up front can get into the backfield and be disruptive, and the overall stats are fine, but for Tennessee it’s going to be about upping the running game by more than five yards per carry and getting a monster day out of Joe. Milton.

The former Michigan quarterback started for Josh Heupel last year but was quickly replaced by Hendon Hooker. Thrown into a tight spot when Hooker went down, Milton wasn’t bad with some deep plays in the loss to South Carolina and was fine in the blowout of Vanderbilt.

The spotlight will be in Klubnik. Milton has the arm and enough experience to be fine, but as long as he can get things moving with his legs along with his arm, and if running backs can help the cause, the offense will keep moving.

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