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2017 Schedule
10-1, 1st in ACC - Atlantic
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13hESPN staff

College Football Playoff picks after Week 12

Last week saw a major shake-up in our playoff picks. Next week looks like it could see the same. But for this week, the favorites won. And while there's still some disagreement over seeding, the same four teams dominate our choices.

Who did it better: Alabama or Clemson (0:50)
Clemson thumps The Citadel (0:36)

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Clemson's Travis Etienne scores his 11th rushing TD of the year, tying Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor for the most by a freshman in the country.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Clemson has had just 1 receiver top 100 yards in a game this season. Tee Higgins and Deon Cain both sit at 99 as the Tigers open the second half vs. The Citadel.

Clemson's Higgins makes circus catch for TD (0:49)

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Clemson was clearly hoping to work out some kinks in the passing game. Midway through the second quarter, the Tigers are up 31-0 and Kelly Bryant has thrown 22 passes -- connecting with 10 different receivers.

Clemson's Bryant throws 3rd TD (0:38)
Bryant finds Cain for 53-yard TD (0:44)

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Clemson QB Kelly Bryant had connected on just 1 of his last 23 throws of 15 yards or more downfield, but on a third-and-20, he hit Deon Cain 50 yards downfield for a 53-yard TD pass. Clemson up 7-0.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Clemson kicks off its final home game of the year against The Citadel at 12:20. Barring an upset of historic proportions, the Tigers' seniors will wrap up their careers with a 27-1 record in Death Valley.

ESPN Stats & Info

FPI: Tigers heavily favored vs. Bulldogs

Clemson has won 16 straight games in this series and is a perfect 9-0 against FCS teams since Dabo Swinney took over in October of 2008. The Tigers haven't lost to the Bulldogs since Herbert Hoover was in the White House in 1931.

Clemson arrives at Death Valley (0:24)
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2dTodd McShay

McShay's updated Top 32: Clelin Ferrell on the rise

This is Ferrell's second appearance on the list this season, and it's mostly due to his phenomenal performance at Syracuse, where he collected 3.5 sacks and 5.5 tackles for loss.

ESPN Stats & Info

Examining top CFP contenders

Alabama has separated itself at No. 1, but Clemson, Miami and Oklahoma appear to be in a clump at Nos. 2-4. FPI sees the Tigers as the best team, but the Hurricanes have the best strength of record, while the Sooners have the most wins against the CFP Top 25.

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4dDavid M. Hale

Signature moment so far: Clemson

In the final minute of the first half of its victory against Auburn, Clemson trailed 6-0 when quarterback Kelly Bryant ran in for a score from 3 yards out to give his team its first lead.

Clemson surprises in latest CFP rankings (1:07)

Team Stats

Passing Yards239.557th
Rushing Yards217.525th
Points For35.3Tied-23rd
Points Against13.93rd