Clemson football schedule 2020: Predicting every Clemson Tigers game

Trevor Lawrence, Clemson Tigers. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Trevor Lawrence, Clemson Tigers. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /
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Clemson Tigers, Virginia Cavaliers. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) /

Clemson breezes past its early-season schedule with three ACC games.

Sept. 3: at Georgia Yellow Jackets (Atlanta, GA)

24. 880. Prediction. 51. 879

Clemson begins its season on the road against the cross-divisional rival Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. While it is a home game for the Ramblin’ Wreck, it’ll only be year two for Geoff Collins in Atlanta. He has a ton of work to do to turn this former ACC contender around. Though Georgia Tech could push for bowl eligibility, they’re starting the year out with a home loss. Clemson, 51-24.

Sept. 12: Louisville Cardinals

28. 849. 42. 879. Prediction

The Tigers begin their home slate against arguably the second-best team in the ACC Atlantic. Scott Satterfield did a remarkable job leading the Louisville Cardinals in his first season in the ACC. He’ll get the Cardinals back to good here shortly. However, the talent disparity between Clemson and Louisville will be too vast for the Cardinals to overcome on the road. Clemson, 42-28.

Sept. 19: Akron Zips

45. 879. Final. 14. 2245

With a pair of early ACC wins in their back pocket, Clemson continues its cakewalk through its September schedule. The MAC’s Akron Zips will make the trek into Death Valley to face certain defeat and then go home. It won’t matter if the Zips are a Group of 5 team, Clemson will show no mercy. The Tigers pounce on the Zips early in first quarter and never look back. Clemson, 45-14.

Sept. 26: Virginia Cavaliers

888. 38. 879. Prediction. 21

In a rematch of last year’s ACC Championship game, the Tigers will get the Virginia Cavaliers’ best fight in this cross-divisional game. Had the Hoos not lost so much talent to the NFL this year, it would have been a much closer result. Bronco Mendenhall will be what George Welsh was in Charlottesville before him, but UVA is rebuilding this year. Clemson, 38-21.