Clemson vs Pittsburgh :The 7-5 Panthers satisfy all the requirements of a bewildering Pitt team. There are high-octane offensive playmakers like Qadree Ollison and Taysir Mack. There’s competent, occasionally electric quarterbacking from Kenny Pickett. And, most importantly, there are head-scratching losses like North Carolina and Miami smudging up the unhappy side of their ledger.
And for those efforts, Pitt gets the opportunity to shock the world as a 26-point underdog against an undefeated Clemson team. The Tigers are good again. Just picture last year’s team and the year before’s and you’ve pretty much got them pegged. Hunter Renfroe’s still there and everything, just wiling away the years before he signs with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent.
Undefeated Clemson will be taking on Pittsburgh in the ACC Championship game this weekend, after Pittsburgh finished the season with a 6-2 conference record.
The Panthers won the ACC Coastal Division and qualified for their first ever conference championship battle. The ACC Championship Game debuted in 2005. Since then, Clemson has made five appearances, including the past three seasons.
Here’s everything you need to know to get you ready for the big game.
ACC Championship Game Info
|Who is playing?||No. 2 Clemson (12-0) vs. Pittsburgh (7-5)|
|When is the game?||Saturday, Dec. 1 at 8:00 p.m. ET|
|Where is it played?||Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C.|
|What TV Channel?||ABC|
This is the fourth straight year Clemson will be competing in the ACC Championship, as the Tigers have been ACC champs three years running. They enter the game against Pittsburgh as massive 26-point favorites.
Despite both being ACC teams, Clemson and Pittsburgh have only played one another twice in school history, and the Panthers won both matches, with the last one coming in 2016.
Clemson will be featuring star freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who has thrown for 22 touchdowns and just four interceptions this season. Travis Etienne will be their go-to guy in the run game, as he has already scored 19 rushing touchdowns this fall. Clemson’s most notable wins this season came against Boston College, North Carolina State and Texas A&M.
Pittsburgh, on the other hand, have key wins against opponents such as Virginia and Virginia Tech, while they lost to ranked opponents Penn State, Notre Dame and UCF. Their offensive attack is led by running back tandem Qadree Wilson and Darrin Hall, who have combined for 19 rushing scores. Quarterback Kenny Pickett has thrown 12 touchdowns and just five interceptions.
How Can I Watch or Stream the Game?
This game will be broadcasted on ABC and a live stream of the game can be found via
Watch ACC as well as WatchESPN.
Clemson is a massive favorite for this game and they should be able to take down Pittsburgh with relative ease. It’s not common that a team enters a conference championship game favored by 26 points, so clearly there is a large disparity in talent levels between these two sides. Clemson’s top tier defense should easily be able to contain the Panthers offensive exploits.