The Predictions: Clemson should handle Miami

by Gary Shelton on December 2, 2017 · 0 comments

in College Sports in Florida, Florida State University, general

Saturday, 2 a.m.

It's a bowl game. It's a big deal, really? Come on, guys. It'll be fun. Really. They'll give us watches! They'll feed us steaks!

You can understand, of course, if the prospect of the 36th straight bowl game has lost a little luster for the FSU Seminoles. After all, the Seminoles have lost more than half of their games, and their head coach, and their dignity. They're supposed to put all of that on hold for a shot at beating Louisiana-Monroe? Whoopie!

For the record, Odell Hagins will serve as interim coach for the Seminoles and try to get them into the bowl.

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Will it happen? And if not, will anyone care?

Prediction: FSU 12, Louisiana-Monroe 10

The University of Miami can take an eraser to its only loss of the season today against Clemson. If the Hurricanes win,they get into the playoffs. If they lose, it'll be remember as a close-but-not-close-enough season.

The Hurricanes have had a charmed season, filled with close wins. But can they squeeze out another win?

Probably not. Clemson will be the best team the Hurricanes have faced. They should be good enough one more time.

Prediction: Clemson 30, Miami 17

The Pros

Bucs at Green Bay

Tampa Bay has stunk on the road this season. Bad news, since this week's game is at Lambeau Field. The Packers are missing Aaron Rodgers, but they still have a talented roster. The best chance for the Bucs is to try to limit turnovers and taken advantage of Green Bay quarterback Brett Hundley.

It won't help that the Bucs will play a different offensive line.

The Bucs figure to struggle to score in this one. Perhaps Green Bay will, too.

Prediction: Green Bay 21, Tampa Bay 17




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