The ninth-ranked Clemson Tigers set out to secure the ACC's Atlantic Division title and subsequent spot in the ACC Championship Game, when they play host to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in the key conference clash in Death Valley this weekend.
Dabo Swinney's Tigers have had a very successful campaign to this point. The team opened the season with eight straight victories and raced to a 5-0 mark in the ACC before suffering its first loss of the season, a 31-17 setback at Georgia Tech two weeks ago. Clemson was idle this past week and has had two weeks to prepare for what could be a division-clinching contest.
Jim Grobe's Demon Deacons still control their own destiny and are 4-2 in the Atlantic Division, a game behind the Tigers. Wake has been seeking bowl eligibility for a couple of weeks now, but has failed in its bid for a sixth victory on the season, instead dropping back-to-back decisions to North Carolina (49-24) and most recently, Notre Dame (24-17).
Game date, time: 12:00 pm ET, Saturday, Nov 12, 2011
Location: Clemson Memorial Stadium, Clemson, South Carolina
TV channel: ESPNU
Spread: Clemson favored by -16.
Series history: Clemson leads, 58-17-1.
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