NCAAF Games of the Year: Clemson could be FG fave vs. FSU

Ben Burns
Odds are out for the biggest and best games of the upcoming college football season. Covers Expert Ben Burns gives you his insight into these marquee matchups and predicts where the odds could move before kickoff.

NCAAF Week 8: Florida State Seminoles at Clemson Tigers (-2)

Past history: FSU 11-6 SU, 7-10 ATS since 1996. 9/4/1 O/U since 1999
Recent history: FSU 2-2 SU, 0-4 ATS, 3-1 O/U since 2009.

Early look at the Seminoles: The Noles lost a lot to the NFL Draft, particularly at QB and along the defensive line, but still have talent and fairly big expectations. Florida State does get an extra week to prepare for this one. Oddsmakers are projecting FSU to win 10 of 12 games.

Early look at the Tigers: The sky appears to be the limit for this team. In a 10-game schedule, the projected win total is 9.5. Unlike the Noles, the Tigers return their starting QB.

Where this line will move: Injuries and current season performance will naturally play key roles in determining which way this line goes. With this game at Death Valley, I could see the line climbing to three or higher.

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