Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is not being misled by Boston College’s 2-6, 0-4 record. Speaking at his weekly news conference Tuesday, Swinney said the Eagles are not that far away from being a good football team. The Eagles have lost their last five games, the last two by a combined eight points.
Clemson is on a two game winning streak and has won the last two games in the series. Swinney’s first win as Clemson’s head coach was at BC in 2007. Clemson is a seven point favorite for the Noon kickoff.
Key pre-game notes:
- BC junior RB Montel Harris went over the 3000 yard career rushing mark last week
- Harris leads the ACC in rushing, Clemson’s Andre Ellington is 3rd
- BC is last in the ACC in rushing offense and total offense
- BC leads the ACC in rushing defense
- Harris and Clemson’s Jamie Harper were high school teammates
- BC has won four of the last six meetings but Clemson has won the last two
- Clemson leads the series 9-8-2
- Last season, Richard Jackson booted 6 FGs and Clemson held BC to 54 yards
- The winner receives the O’Rourke-McFadden Trophy
- Jonathan Meeks or Rashard Hall will start at FS
- Xavier Brewer or Byron Maxwell will start at one corner