** National runner-up Clemson didn’t face a particularly tough schedule in 2015, and the Tigers won’t often be under the gun this season either. Some might say they’ll face only one real test, though coforepr will call it two. Clemson’s schedule is below, with the toughest games highlighted in orange and other challenges in italics. Led by coach Dabo Swinney and a Heisman Trophy candidate at quarterback in Deshaun Watson, the Tigers could again run the table.
September 3 at Auburn
September 10 Troy
September 17 South Carolina State
September 22 at Georgia Tech (A Thursday night game on the road.)
October 1 Louisville (5-loss Cardinals dropped 2 games by 3 and a 3rd by a touchdown.)
October 7 at Boston College (A Friday night game on the road.)
October 15 North Carolina State
October 29 at Florida State (It could be two unbeatens going at it.)
November 5 Syracuse
November 12 Pittsburgh
November 19 at Wake Forest
November 26 South Carolina
** This is one of the easiest Novembers any Top 25 team will face.