GAME: Clemson (6-2, 3-2 ACC) at Duke (1-7, 0-5)
LOCATION: Durham, N.C., Wallace-Wade Stadium (33,941)
TV: ESPN GamePlan (where available)
TIME: Noon EST
SPREAD: Tigers by 17.5
SERIES: Clemson holds a 33-16-1 lead in the series with Duke, including a 18-4-1 lead in games played in Death Valley. But, the Tigers have just a 13-12 lead in games at Duke. That includes a 2004 Duke victory by a 16-13 score.
COACHES: Clemson head coach Tommy Bowden is 66-40 (84-44 overall) in his ninth year at Clemson. Bowden is 6-1 in his career against Duke. Blue Devils' head coach Ted Roof is 6-41 in his fifth season at Duke, including 1-2 against Clemson.
INJURIES: Clemson- RB Ray Ray McElrathbey (ACL) out, FB Chad Diehl (leg) out, Haydrian Lewis (ACL) out, WR Rendrick Taylor (hamstring) probable, WR Jacoby Ford (ankle) out.
DUKE KEY PLAYER: QB Thaddeus Lewis. If the Blue Devils are to have any chance of pulling the upset, it will have to be the arm of quarterback Thaddeus Lewis. The Blue Devils are one of the worst teams in the country on the ground but have a respectable passing attack led by their mobile quarterback.
QUOTE TO NOTE: "From what I've seen so far they run just about everything you can think of. They like to bring pressure and they like to blitz. They'll drop back and play a little cover two. Cover four. You have to expect anything because that's what they will do." - QB Cullen Harper on Duke's defensive scheme.
FORECAST: Clouds and sun mixed in the morning then sunny during the afternoon. High 68. Winds will be a factor out of the northwest at 10 to 20 mph. (weather.com)
* Clemson Game Available on ESPN Gameplan
* On the Record: Cullen Harper
* Tigers Shake Up Defensive Line
* What We are Hearing...
* Tuesdays with Vic
* Tommy Bowden's Press Conference
* Receiver, Injury and Other Notes
* Depth Chart
* NOTEBOOK: Forget 2004
* Game Notes
* Move Provides Offensive Balance
* 3 Keys to Victory
* Clemson Game on Gameplan in All 50 States
* Devil in Disguise?
* On the Record: C.J. Spiller
PREDICTION: Clemson 40 Duke 17
PRE-GAME SHOW INFO: The Tiger Pre-game Show with Roy Philpott and Scott Rhymer will be broadcasting live from Wallace-Wade Stadium from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM Saturday morning. Tune in to 104.9 WCCP FM in upstate South Carolina or on the world wide web on wccpfm.com as we celebrate our 58th consecutive game broadcasting on location covering your Clemson Tigers.
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