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2016 Schedule
0-0, 1st in ACC - Atlantic
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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1hACC 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)
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22hTom Luginbill

The Class of 2017's instant impact prospects

Whether by the needs of their future teams or sheer elite talent, these 2017 ESPN 300 players, including Alabama RB commit Najee Harris, could hit the college field immediately.

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Experts can't agree on playoff teams

Mark Schlabach and Brett McMurphy project four entirely different teams to make the College Football Playoff. They only agree on one thing: the Pac-12 will be left out again. Bowl projections

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Ben Boulware is expecting to see multiple QBs when his Clemson defense takes on Auburn on Kickoff Weekend. "We'll be prepared for anything," Boulware said. "I don't really care who they play."

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23hBrian Fremeau

League swaps: ACC's best would dominate Big Ten

Clemson and Florida State appear to be legit CFP contenders. But how would the ACC's elite teams fare in the other Power 5 conferences? Quite well, actually... especially in the Big Ten.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Deshaun Watson isn't hiding the fact that he's eying the NFL after this season, but he says he's fully focused on winning a national title this year. "If I have a chance to leave, I'll leave," Watson said of the NFL. "But I'm focused on being the best college football player I can right now."

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

After a crazy offseason of awards and attention, Deshaun Watson is finally talking about Kickoff Weekend and Clemson's game vs Auburn. "It's a big time matchup on prime time," Watson said. "It's going to be loud and we're just going to enjoy it."

Team Stats

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

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