Saturday 3:30 PM: Syracuse vs. #2 Clemson
The Tigers continued to skate by trouble, pulling out a tough road win against Florida State last Saturday to get to 8-0. Despite the unblemished record, Clemson remains an enigma, veering from vulnerable to dominant in any given week while failing to establish the sort of prevailing rhythm of the Crimson Tide. Nevertheless, the Tigers remain an overwhelming favorite to make the playoffs and are talented enough to do damage if they get there. An improved Syracuse team doesn't figure to be an overly stern test, but then neither did NC State a few weeks back, and the Wolfpack all but kicked away a sure victory. It's 2016, everything is weird. Hard not to have at least a slight rooting interest in the Orangemen, if only to see what the follow up to this instant classic post game speech might look like.