Clemson Tigers (4-0) at Virginia Tech Hokies (4-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Lane Stadium)
The Line: Virginia Tech Hokies +5.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
Down in Blacksburg at Lane Stadium on Saturday, the Clemson Tigers and the Virginia Tech Hokies will be squaring off in college football action.
Clemson has been playing well this year at 4-0 so far. The Tigers have recorded victories over Kent State, Auburn, Louisville and Boston College. In that Boston College game, Clemson QB Kelly Bryant posted a 17-of-46 line for 140 yards and two picks, while Travis Etienne put up nine carries for 113 yards and two touchdowns.
So far this year, Bryant has 873 yards, two scores and two picks; Etienne leads the way for the Tigers on 292 yards and four touchdowns. Ray-Ray McCloud is the top Clemson receiver with 18 catches for 218 yards and one score.
Over on the Virginia Tech side, they’re sitting pretty at 4-0 this year as well, recording wins over West Virginia, Delaware, East Carolina and Old Dominion. During that Monarchs game, Virginia Tech QB Josh Jackson posted a 20-of-30 mark for 298 yards, three TDs and one pick. Cam Phillips was the top Hokies receiver on seven receptions for 106 yards.
On the season thus far, Jackson has 1127 yards, 11 touchdowns and a pick, while Travon McMillian is the top Virginia Tech rusher on 32 carries for 162 yards and a TD. Phillips has had a nice year with 523 yards and five touchdowns on 34 catches.
Clemson is 4-0 ATS versus a team with a winning record and 5-1 ATS in their last six games in September. The Tigers are also 5-1 ATS in their last six games overall and 4-1 ATS in the last five games following a straight-up win.
Meanwhile, the Hokies are 7-1 in their last eight games overall and 6-1 ATS in the last seven games on grass. Virginia Tech is also 5-1 ATS in their last six home games and 5-1 ATS in their last six games in September.
Looking at the stats, you’d never know Clemson was undefeated, as their QB play has been sketchy (aside from rushing) and their top receivers’ numbers are propped up by a few huge gains. As for Virginia Tech, they've looked quite strong but are very top-heavy among their receivers (Phillips and Sean Savoy are doing most of the work). Still, I like Virginia Tech to hang around here and cover.