CLEMSON over Ga Southern by 30
Getting a win on the road in front of 105,000 rabid fans at College Station was no easy trick but the narrow 28-26 win exposed the fact that the Tiger defense is not as impenetrable as suspected, allowing 505 yards to the Aggies. In fact, it was only a late interception on the possible game-tying 2-point conversion that ended the A&M comeback from a 21-3 deficit. Dabo Swinney has plenty of work ahead of him on offense as well, as a two-headed QB mess is in the making with veteran Kelly Bryant coming off the bench to lead drives that ultimately proved to be the difference. We can only consider taking the points with an Eagles team that is back to their running ways. Head coach Chad Lunsford ran 19 straight times to open the action last week versus UMass, and GSU has rushed for 341 and 319 yards to start the season) behind sophomore QB Shai Werts. Georgia Southern is 3-1 versus the number as non-conference dogs of 17 or more points, while the Tigers are just 3-11 as favorites of 3 TDs or more. Any success in the ground-and-pound attack for the Eagles will keep this contest closer than most people suspect.