Clemson enters Saturday’s game with the No. 1 national ranking.
The Tigers jump right into Atlantic Coast Conference competition with an adjusted schedule put together in the summer when the league decided to play a 10-game conference slate plus one non-league game.
Clemson has a league-high five All-ACC preseason first-team selections, topped by Trevor Lawrence as preseason player of the year. Senior running back Travis Etienne, another first-team selection, was the ACC Player of the Year in 2018 and 2019.
That duo has helped Clemson to a combined 29-1 record over the last two seasons, one ending in a national championship and the other with last January’s runner-up finish.
Clemson has won 11 consecutive meetings with the Demon Deacons, including last year’s 52-3 home victory and a 63-3 walloping two years ago in Winston-Salem.
Wake Forest QB Sam Hartman was the 2018 starter as a true freshman and held the spot until a broken leg in early November. The Demon Deaconbs finished 8-5 last year, dropping four of its final five games.
Saturday night’s game will air on ABC. If you don’t have cable or a similar TV service, you can also watch the game for free from fuboTV, which has a free trial that runs for seven days.
Clemson vs. Wake Forest
Start time: Saturday, 9/12, 7:30 PM ET