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ESPN Analyst Outlines How Easy Clemson's 2019 Schedule Is

Dabo Swinney running off the field after a Clemson college football victory.

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - NOVEMBER 10: Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers leaves the field after the victory over the Boston College Eagles at Alumni Stadium on November 10, 2018 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images)

The Clemson Tigers have done a terrific job establishing one of the top football programs in the country, but it's hard to argue that they haven't benefited from playing in the ACC as opposed to the tougher SEC and Big Ten conferences. One ESPN analyst pointed out some facts about the team's 2019 schedule that show that the team has an easy road back to the College Football Playoff.

Appearing on The Paul Finebaum Show on Wednesday, Seth Walder noted that Clemson might have one of the easiest schedules in the Power Five conferences. He revealed that Clemson are set to be favored by two touchdowns in all games with the season-finale against South Carolina serving as their biggest challenge.

"Clemson's schedule is so soft. We are talking about one of the easiest schedule in the Power 5. They are 2 TD favorites over everyone on their schedule and the toughest game is at South Carolina."

Last year Clemson went undefeated, going 12-0 in the regular season before beating Pitt in the ACC title game and then beating Notre Dame and Alabama in the College Football Playoff. The Tigers finished as the first 15-0 team in history.

They are also considered among the top-two favorites to win the national title this year.

Clemson's 2019 schedule includes a non-conference slate of Texas A&M, South Carolina, Charlotte, and Wofford.

The Tigers' ACC opponents will be Georgia Tech, Syracuse, UNC, FSU, Louisville, Boston College, NC State, and Wake Forest.

It's not exactly a who's-who of tough opponents, but with one of the best quarterbacks in the nation and a defense that was No. 1 in the nation last year, who's to say that Clemson won't have another undefeated season?