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Kirk Herbstreit Makes His Pick For Clemson-Notre Dame Game

Trevor Lawrence hands the ball off for Clemson.

CLEMSON, SC - SEPTEMBER 15: Quarterback Trevor Lawrence #16 hands off to running back Adam Choice #26 of the Clemson Tigers during the Tigers' football game against the Georgia Southern Eagles at Clemson Memorial Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)

The first of two College Football Playoff semi-final matches begins in just a few minutes between Clemson and Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl Classic. Prior to the game, ESPN had their top personalities give their thoughts on the outcome.

On ESPN's College Gameday on Saturday morning, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, Lee Corso, and guest picker Brian "Boz" Bosworth made their picks for the Clemson-Notre Dame game, and reached a consensus.

The four all picked Clemson to win the game.

The decision to pick Clemson should be far from shocking.

The Tigers have been the No. 2 team in the nation all season, and have smothered their opponents with a high-octane offense as well as a stout defense.

Clemson finished the 2018 regular season at 12-0, then proceeded to clobber Pitt in the ACC Championship Game to finish 13-0.

Notre Dame is also undefeated at 12-0, but has had more close games than Clemson did over the course of the season.

Going into the game, Clemson is favored by upwards of 10 points.