In a weird season when it seems like everyone is struggling to get down the timing and the crispness of their offenses, Clemson hasn’t had so much as a blip. However, it helps to play Wake Forest and Citadel to start out. There haven’t been any issues so far for the Tigers. There weren’t a whole lot of problems for Virginia in the 38-20 win over Duke that was even more dominant than the final score.
He was flawless in the ACC Championship win over Virginia last season throwing for 302 yards and four scores as the Tigers put the game out of its misery. In a hurry and he started out this year connecting on 30-of-37 passes for 519 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions with three rushing scores.
Remember early last year when it seemed like something was wrong? Lawrence was trying to play a little too much hero ball and was forcing things a bit. Giving up eight interceptions in the first seven games. Over his last ten games has has thrown 26 touchdown passes and no picks. Clemson will be in control from the start, but Virginia will be just plucky enough to make everyone try in the second half. Virginia’s O will come up with a few nice scoring drives, but not enough of them in the second half.