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2016 Schedule
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Stats back up the facts for these Heisman hopefuls (1:57)
Coaches in Week 1 spotlight talk stacked slate (0:55)
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Week 1 has unprecedented star power

Five of the top seven vote-getters for the 2015 Heisman Trophy return this season. All five of those players face a ranked or Power 5 opponent in Week 1. How rare is that since 1950? Best Week 1 ever? (Insider)

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Will ACC come down to two teams?

No surprise, Mark Schlabach thinks the ACC comes down to two teams: Clemson and Florida State. But when Sharon Katz ran the numbers, did they agree? College football's favorite game is back. Let's play Man vs. Metric (Insider)

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11hJohn Silver

Countdown to college football: 1 day

With one day left until the much-anticipated Week 1 begins, we salute college football's one-of-a-kind performer.

Clemson looking to bounce back after loss in CFP title game (0:56)

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

With a starting defensive end out against Auburn, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said lineman Christian Wilkins' role will be "critical in us having a chance to win the game. He's prepared and capable of playing end and tackle." He's not giving away where Wilkins will play Saturday.

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15hMatt Fortuna

Kickoff Week in the ACC: What to watch for

Kickoff Week in the ACC will be a litmus test, as there are three key showdowns with SEC teams. Also, two teams open their season in Ireland.

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Summer surprises: Breakout players on top 25 teams

Summer practices have been very good for players like Tennessee's Micah Abernathy, who is working his way into the starting lineup. Who are the other pleasant surprises on the top-25 teams?

Clemson's formula for excellence (1:13)
Preseason Heisman favorites are at a disadvantage (1:51)

Greg Ostendorf ESPN Staff Writer 

Gus Malzahn knows all about Clemson QB Deshaun Watson. He recruited Watson to Auburn once upon a time. "His strength is when things break down and when they choose to run him. He's an excellent runner. He's got a very good first step, similar to Nick Marshall."

Auburn excited for challenging matchup against Clemson (2:25)
Swinney not getting ahead of himself with Clemson's offensive potential (0:45)
Watson approaches game mentally like NFL quarterback (1:50)
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2dACC blog

Bold ACC predictions for the 2016 season

A pair of surprise bowl teams and the possibility of two playoff participants top the list of bold predictions by ESPN's ACC reporters.

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Will Clemson collect all ACC awards?

Our Mark Schlabach thinks Clemson is the team to beat in the ACC. He also makes his picks for the rest of the ACC awards.

  • Offensive player of the year: Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson
  • Defensive player of the year: Derwin James, S, Florida State
  • Coach of the year: Dabo Swinney, Clemson
  • Freshman of the year: Deondre Francois, QB, Florida State
See all the predictions

College Football Playoff: Who's in? (2:07)

Team Stats

Passing Yards288.523rd
Rushing Yards222.223rd
Points For38.515th
Points Against20.218th

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