Outside of Alabama, the only other program that has given Clemson issues over the past two years is Syracuse. However, ESPN analyst Paul Finebaum doesn’t believe that trend will continue.
Two years ago, the Orange defeated the Tigers in one of the biggest upsets in recent memory.
Syracuse nearly upset Clemson again in 2018 because Trevor Lawrence went down with an injury. Backup quarterback Chase Brice had an inspiring performance to lead his team to victory.
Clemson is the No. 1 team in the country through the first two weeks of the season. As for Syracuse, the program is coming off a blowout loss to Maryland.
Finebaum has been critical of the Tigers in recent months, but he does think they’ll easily defeat the Orange on Saturday.
Here is what Finebaum had to say about the matchup, via 247Sports:
“The Orange have no chance at all,” said ESPN analyst and known Clemson antagonist Paul Finebaum. “I thought this was going to be a premiere game, but you guys got run over. Boat raced by Maryland last week. You don’t have a chance against Clemson. I know what happened two years ago on a Friday night. I know what happened last year when Trevor got hurt. It’s not happening this year. It’s not happening at all. Dino Babers is a great coach.”
Kickoff for this game is at 7:30 p.m. ET from the Carrier Dome.
Clemson fans – are you worried about this upcoming game against Syracuse?