Clemson travels to Syracuse on Friday for another ACC showdown. Here is what you need to know about the game:
Who: Clemson (6-0, 4-0 ACC) at Syracuse (3-3, 1-1 ACC)
When: 7 p.m. Friday
Where: Carrier Dome (49,250), Syracuse, N.Y.
Series history: Clemson leads 4-1. The Tigers have won four straight after Syracuse won the Gator Bowl in 1995.
TV: ESPN (Dave LaMont, Mack Brown, Jen Lada)
Radio: 93.1 FM in Columbia (Don Munson, Tim Bourret, Sideline: Reggie Merriweather)
Satellite radio: XM 81
Line: Clemson by 22.5
Weather: The game will be played in a dome, but the high is 69 and low is 59 for Friday in Syracuse. There is a 10 percent chance of rain.
What’s at stake
Clemson is looking to improve to 5-0 in the ACC with another division win. The Tigers and N.C. State (3-0) are the two teams still undefeated in the ACC Atlantic.
Clemson has won 12 consecutive games on the opponent’s home field, tied with Alabama for the second longest streak in the country behind Oklahoma.
The Tigers have a chance to improve to 14-0 at night over the past two years.
Clemson has won 37 of its past 39 games dating back to 2014 and has won 20 in a row against ACC Atlantic teams.
The teams, by the numbers
Opp. Yds. Rush/Game
Opp. Yds. Pass/Game
Opp. Total Yds./Game
Clemson players to watch
1. Syracuse has one of the best receiver duos in the country with Steve Ishmael and Ervin Philips. Clemson cornerback Ryan Carter is the Tigers’ top cornerback and will need to play well to slow down the Orange’s passing attack.
2. Linebacker Dorian O’Daniel has done a great job stopping the run and in pass coverage. His versatility will be important against Syracuse’s fast-paced offense that doesn’t allow a lot of subs.
3. Quarterback Kelly Bryant could be limited on the ground after injuring his ankle against Wake Forest, which means Tavien Feaster will need to have a solid game, particularly around the goal line where Bryant has been so good.
Syracuse players to watch
1. Quarterback Eric Dungey leads the Orange in rushing and passing. The junior has 325 rushing yards and eight scores and has passed for 1,802 yards and nine touchdowns. Dungey is No. 3 in the nation in total offense with 2,127 yards.
2. Senior receiver Steve Ishmael leads the nation in receiving yards with 729 through six games. The Miami native is averaging 13 yards per reception and 121.5 yards per game.
3. Linebacker Parris Bennett leads Syracuse in tackles with 56 and tackles for loss with 5.5. The senior has recovered a fumble and forced a fumble.
Clemson depth chart
QB - Kelly Bryant (Zerrick Cooper or Hunter Johnson)
RB - Tavien Feaster (Travis Etienne, Adam Choice or C.J. Fuller)
WR - Deon Cain (Diondre Overton, Tee Higgins)
WR - Hunter Renfrow (Trevion Thompson, T.J. Chase)
WR - Ray-Ray McCloud (Amari Rodgers, Cornell Powell)
TE - Milan Richard (Cannon Smith, D.J. Greenlee)
LT - Mitch Hyatt (Sean Pollard or Tremayne Ancrhum)
LG - Taylor Hearn (John Simpson)
C - Justin Falcinelli (Gage Cervenka)
RG - Tyrone Crowder (Maverick Morris, Cade Stewart)
RT - Sean Pollard (Tremayne Anchrum)
DE - Clelin Ferrell (Chris Register)
DT - Dexter Lawrence (Jabril Robinson, Nyles Pinckney)
DT - Christian Wilkins (Albert Huggins, Sterling Johnson)
DE - Austin Bryant (Xavier Kelly, Justin Foster)
SLB - Dorian O’Daniel (Jalen Williams)
MLB - Tre Lamar (Chad Smith)
WLB - Kendall Joseph (J.D. Davis, James Skalski, Shaq Smith)
CB - Ryan Carter (A.J. Terrell, Amir Trapp)
SS - Tanner Muse (Isaiah Simmons)
FS – Van Smith (K’Von Wallace, Denzel Johnson)
CB – Mark Fields (Trayvon Mullen or K’Von Wallace)
PK - Alex Spence (Christian Groomes)
P - Will Spiers (Carson King)
KO - Alex Spence
LS (PK) - Patrick Phibbs (Austin Spence)
LS (P) - Austin Spence (Patrick Phibbs)
H - Will Swinney
PR - Ray-Ray McCloud or Hunter Renfrow
KOR – Tavien Feaster (Travis Etienne)