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One of three matchups between teams ranked in the AP Top 25 poll will be the start of Week 4’s action on Saturday when Clemson No. for the ACC Atlantic title.

Wake Forest broke Clemson’s six-year streak of winning the ACC Atlantic in 2021, although the Demon Deacons’ journey to the ACC Championship Game was not the result of a head-to-head win against the Tigers. In fact, Clemson has had 13 consecutive wins in the series, and every game since 2012 has been decided in double digits. But with Clemson taking a couple of conference losses early last season, Wake Forest moved ahead in the standings, claiming the division title with a 7-1 conference record.

Now we both have Wake Forest looking to break its own losing streak to Clemson, while also positioning itself to win the ACC Atlantic again if it upsets the top five at home on Saturday. Meanwhile, coach Dabo Swinney and the Tigers have their sights set on retaking the ACC Atlantic crown here in the final year of division play in the ACC.

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The Claw-fense has reached its stride: Prior to his move to head coach at both FCS and FBS levels, Dave Clawson rose through the coaching ranks as an Offensive Coordinator. His passion for the Demon Deacons’ offensive plans is apparent when asked about the subject. He and Offense Coordinator Warren Ruggiero, who made the move from Bowling Green to Wake Forest with Clawson, have developed an identity based on pace, options and explosive actions. It took a few years for the program to build its depth and experience, but over the past five years this has been one of the most consistently productive violations in the ACC. In fact, Wake Forest is the only program in the ACC to average at least 30 points per game in each of the last five seasons.

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Will Shipley live up to the hype: Clemson running back Will Shipley flashed as a freshman in 2021, but his campaign was cut short by injury. Now that he was fully healthy, there was a lot of buzz about what awaited him for his second season in Clemson’s backfield. So far, he has lived up to those expectations. Shipley has scored two touchdowns in each of the Tigers’ three wins this season, standing out as one of only three players nationally to have had multiple touchdowns in their first three games of the season. He also achieves this feat as he shares running back reps with junior Kobe Pace and sophomore Phil Mafah. Shipley has carried most of the workload so far, but Clemson’s dedication to keeping the running back room fresh means this production is in relatively limited action.

Longest active winning streak on the line: With Louisiana losing to Rice in Week 3, Clemson now has the longest winning streak in the country with nine straight wins dating back to the middle of last season. The Tigers’ ability to overcome dozens of major injuries and three losses early in the season in 2021 enabled the program to achieve six consecutive wins and keep its 10-win program streak alive, but it also put the basis for a crucial season in 2022 . Despite last year’s struggles with expectations for Clemson, this season has been a return to the title-fighting standard. Keeping this winning streak alive would go hand in hand with hitting that standard with a zero in the loss column well into the season.

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How Clemson vs. Wake Forest live

Date: Saturday 24 Sept. | Time: 12 noon ET
Place: Truist Field — Winston-Salem, North Carolina
TV: ABC | Live Stream: fuboTV (Try for free)

Clemson vs. Wake Forest forecast, choices

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Wake Forest has found outright success or at least more competitive results against every other ACC team except the Tigers, and the reason comes down to a major disadvantage in the scrimmage. Throughout the College Football Playoff era, we’ve been blinded by a number of quarterbacks and wide receivers to get through Clemson, but the most consistent unit from year to year has been the defensive line. That defensive front has overwhelmed Wake Forest over the years, disrupting all the intricate and well-crafted aspects of the crime. I think that trend will continue, as will the double-digit trend. Prediction: Clemson -7

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