2. at Clemson Tigers — September 7, 2019
One would think playing against the defending national champions who return the third most production of the Top 10 teams in the S&P+ would be the most difficult game on the schedule. There is one thing that sets the two final teams on this list apart — move on to the next slide to see what that is.
Strictly talking about Clemson, it doesn’t get much better than the job Dabo Swiney has done building this program. They’ve been to the College Football playoff four consecutive seasons and won the championship twice. They defeated Alabama last year when they were supposed to be unstoppable. They somehow made Tagovailoa look human.
Know who didn’t look human? Trevor Lawrence. We might witness the first time in NFL history teams purposely suck for multiple years in a row for a chance to get this kid. He may be the highest graded NFL prospect ever when the time comes to evaluate him.
Joining Lawrence is fellow Heisman candidate Travis Etienne plus a three-headed monster at wide receiver in Justyn Ross, Tee Higgins and Amari Rodgers. The Aggies will definitely need to get in the end zone several times to win this game.