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Clemson at Wake Forest Preview & Picks – Clemson Cover Struggles To Return

By Leigh Copson
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22 Sep 2022
  • Clemson at Wake Forest picks for Saturday, September 24
  • Matchup gets underway at 12:00 ET at Truist Field
  • Preview, stats & head-to-head
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  • Clemson at Wake Forest Preview & Picks
  • Head To Head
  • Clemson Form
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  • Clemson at Wake Forest FAQs

Clemson at Wake Forest Preview & Picks

Wake Forest are backed to cover as a betting underdog.

Clemson are off to a perfect start, but they have underwhelmed and Wake Foest are tough at home with a knack for covering against the Tigers.

  • Clemson are 6-10-0 ATS since the start of last season
  • Clemson are 1-9-0 ATS in their last 10 games played in September
  • Wake Forest are 2-1-0 ATS this season
  • Wake Forest are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games vs Clemson
  • The Under has cashed in 5 of Clemson’s last 6 road games

Head To Head

  • Clemson lead the all-time series 68-17-1
  • Clemson won 48-27 when the teams last met in November 2021

Clemson Form

Clemson have a perfect 3-0 record heading into their first meeting with a ranked team this season.

The Tigers opened the season with a 41-10 win at Georgia Tech, and backed that up with a 35-12 success against Furman.

They then made it three wins in a row last weekend with a 48-20 victory against Louisiana Tech.

DJ Uiagalelei finished the game 17/29 for 221 yards and two touchdowns, while also rushing for 62 yards.

Will Shipley was the undisputed star of the show as he carried the ball 12 times for 139 yards and two TDs.

Antonio Williams led the Tigers in receiving as he caught the ball for 57 yards and a score, while over on defense they racked up three interceptions.

With three weeks in the books, QB Uiagalelei continues to struggle for consistency and is 57/88 for 662 yards, five TDs and an interception.

He does have 117 yards and a TD on the ground, but it is Shipley who leads the team in the run game with 249 yards and six TDs.

Beaux Collins is the Tigers’ leading receiver with 158 yards and three TDs, while Williams (133 yards, 1 TD) and Joseph Ngata (105 yards) are also over 100 yards receiving.

The defense, meanwhile, have been giving up points, but they have also proven to be opportunistic with 2.5 takeaways per game. 

Wake Forest Form

Wake Forest go into their biggest game of the season so far with a perfect record, having won their first three games.

They opened with a 44-10 blowout of Virginian Military Institute, before beating Vanderbilt 45-25 on the road.

The Demon Deacons then followed up those victories with a hard-fought 37-36 win against Liberty last Saturday.

QB Sam Hartman had an up-and-down day as he went 26/44 for 325 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions.

Ke’Shaun Williams led the team in receiving yards with 129, but it was Jahmal Banks who found paydirt as he turned his six catches into a 55 yards and a couple of touchdowns.

Wake Forest had very little success on the ground though, as they were held to just 21 yards rushing.

Over the course of the season, QB Hartman has gone 44/71 for 625 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions.

Christian Ellison leads the team in rushing with 148 yards and two TDs, while he also has a receiving score.

Four players have racked up over 100 yards receiving, with AT Perry leading the way with 222 yards and a TD.

Over on defense, the Demon Deacons have averaged 3.5 takeaways per game, with a bunch of forced fumbles and a pick-six through their first three games.

Clemson at Wake Forest FAQs

Where can I watch the Clemson at Wake Forest live stream?

You can watch the Clemson at Wake Forest live stream by using ExpressVPN.

What is the Clemson at Wake Forest start time?

The Clemson at Wake Forest game is set to start at 12:00 ET.



Clemson have found covers hard to come by since the start of last season.

Wake Forest, on the other hand, have a healthy knack for covering against the Tigers, so we are taking the home team with the points.

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