Clemson is back in the College Football Playoffs, this time playing Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 29. Beneath, get forecast, time, TV channel and see data.
The Tigers and mentor Dabo Swinney are hoping to win a national title for the second time in three years. The Irish, driven by mentor Brian Kelly, are going for the program’s first national title since 1988. A Cotton Bowl win would bring one of these groups one far from adding to their title trophy case.
Clemson-Notre Dame: Cotton Bowl expectation, review
Clemson is back in the College Football Playoff, achieving the elimination rounds for the fourth continuous year. Despite the fact that Notre Dame played for a national title in the 2012 season, this denotes the Irish’s first appearance in the CFP, which began in 2014.
That history and the measurements recommend the Tigers will be immense top choices to win — and conceivably set up another confrontation with Alabama.
Notre Dame has prevails upon positioned Michigan and Syracuse, however four of its 12 wins were chosen by a touchdown or less. It wouldn’t be excessively astonishing if a portion of the inquiries stay from those waiting cynics from 2012, when a 12-0 Notre Dame lost to Alabama 42-14 in the BCS National Championship Game (a season that Notre Dame later needed to abandon all successes from). Be that as it may, the Irish are 12-0 again — and are again enormous dark horses.
On paper, Clemson needs to feel sure. The Tigers found the middle value of very nearly 74 yards for every diversion more than Notre Dame and permitted 54.8 less yards too.
Quarterback Ian Book has played well in key minutes for the Irish, yet Clemson first year recruit Trevor Lawrence has just risen as one of the best quarterbacks in the nation. RB Travis Etienne, at very nearly 1,500 hurrying yards, likewise gives Clemson an edge.
In any case, the greatest quality on Clemson is the protective front. End Clelin Ferrell and handle Christian Wilkins were both named to The Associated Press All-America first group this season.