Clemson over TEXAS A&M by 3
Can it be said that Dabo owns Jimbo? Granted, Clemson defeated FSU the past three seasons, but not so fast my friends… Fisher got the best of Swinney in four of the five previous meetings, so the two coaches are currently 4-4 in their rivalry. The Aggies kicked off the Jimbo era in College Station with a 59-7 win over Northwestern State and Fisher’s “last-second” choice of Kellen Mond to start at QB looked like a solid one (he threw for 2 scores and ran for another), but the star of the contest was RB Traveon Williams who ran for 240 yards, the second highest rushing total in Aggie history. Meanwhile, Dabo was content to let both of his QBs show what they had to offer, and in a 48-7 scrimmage win over Furman, Trevor Lawrence and Kelly Bryant passed for 137 and 127 yards, respectively. There’s no way the A&M offense will put up 758 yards of offense versus Clemson like they did against the Demons, but we’re on the take with Jimbo’s young Aggies for several reasons. A&M is 7-1 ATS after an unlined home game and 7-3 their second game of the season in the past decade, while Clemson is 1-5 against the number in their last 6 home games versus the SEC and 1-4 ATS in road openers. Also, keep in mind that the host team is 6-2 SU in this series. Finally, Jimbo Fisher is not only the answer to this week’s on page 2, his teams also have Chew on that if you will.