Clemson wins its biggest regular-season game of the year at Notre Dame.
Nov. 7: at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (Notre Dame, IN)
This right here is Clemson’s toughest regular-season game by a country mile. Not to say the Tigers won’t play another ranked opponent all regular season, this will be the only ranked opponent Clemson will face all regular season. If the Tigers weren’t a top-two team in college football, they’d drop this one in South Bend. However, they do pull out a nail biter in the end. Clemson, 34-31.
Nov. 14: The Citadel Bulldogs
There’s no better way to celebrate the biggest victory of the season over the Golden Domers than another rendition of cupcake week for Clemson football. The Tigers will face the in-state military academy known as The Citadel and won’t have any issues putting these particular Bulldogs away. Clemson Family gets to see all the young talent on display in this one. Clemson, 70-23.
Nov. 21: at Wake Forest Demon Deacons (Winston-Salem, NC)
Will Clemson go undefeated again in ACC play? Of course, they will. They’re Clemson! Along with the home date vs. Syracuse, this game vs. the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in Winston-Salem will be a tad trickier than expected. There’s nothing easy about staying perfect. If Wake Forest had slightly better quarterback play, maybe they win this one, but they don’t. Clemson, 27-18.
Nov. 28: South Carolina Gamecocks
Clemson has a tremendous opportunity to ensure Will Muschamp will never have another head coaching gig in major college football again. A win in the Palmetto Bowl at home over the rival South Carolina Gamecocks will ensure yet another losing season for poor Boom over in Columbia. Ray Tanner will have no choice but to look for his next head coach in December. Clemson, 41-14.
Dec. 5: ACC Championship vs. North Carolina Tar Heels (Charlotte, NC)
Finally, Clemson will face a worthy opponent in ACC play. They will face Mack Brown’s North Carolina Tar Heels in the ACC Championship game over in Charlotte. In 2019, the Tigers narrowly escaped defeat in Chapel Hill. It sounds crazy, but little old Clemson finally has something of a rivalry in ACC play. The Tigers prevail, but the Tar Heels are coming. Clemson, 27-21.
Jan. 1: Sugar Bowl vs. Oregon Ducks (New Orleans, LA)
Clemson will be the only undefeated Power 5 champion in the county. The Tigers will select the Sugar Bowl as their national semifinal game. Meeting them in New Orleans will be the Pac-12 Champion Oregon Ducks. While the Ducks will be happy to get back to the playoff for the first time since 2014, it’ll be business as usual for Clemson in the postseason. Clemson, 34-17.
Jan. 11: 2020 National Championship Game (Miami Gardens, FL)
Fresh off beating two top-15 teams in a row, Clemson will face the No. 2 team in the country in the National Championship Game. The Ohio State Buckeyes will have put away the No. 3 Alabama Crimson Tide in the Rose Bowl. This will be a rematch of last year’s Fiesta Bowl. Look for it to be eerily similar to a season ago. Justin Fields throws a bad interception late. Clemson, 42-37.
And there you have it! Clemson will go 15-0 en route to a perfection national championship-winning season. Lawrence and Travis Etienne will ride off into the sunset without tasting defeat in 2020. Though going 15-0 is amazing, this Clemson team won’t be as revered as the 2019 LSU Tigers or either national title-winning team under Swinney.
Prediction: 15-0 (8-0), ACC Champions, Sugar Bowl Champions, College Football Playoff National Champions