By Jeff Frank, Sports Analyst
2014 Regular Season Record: 10-6; Percentage: 63%
Saturday, September 20, 2014
CLEMSON (1-1) AT FLORIDA STATE (2-0), 8:00 PM (ET)
JUST THE FACTS
Stadium - Doak Campbell Stadium
Capacity - (82,300)
Surface - Grass
Series Record - Florida State (19-8)
Series Streak - Florida State has won the last two meetings
Last Meeting - October 19, 2013 (Florida State, 51-14 at Clemson)
Television - ABC
TRENDS, HISTORY AND HINTS
Clemson - 3-2 ATS L5
Clemson - 2-3 ATS L5 on road
Clemson - 1-3 ATS L4 as underdogs
Clemson - 7-2 ATS L9 meetings
Clemson - 6-1 to the over L7
Florida State - 0-2 ATS L2
Florida State - 5-1 ATS L6 at home
Florida State - 0-2 ATS L2 as favorites
Florida State - 3-1 to the under L4
Clemson - TE Sam Cooper (foot) and CB Martin Jenkins (ankle) are questionable.
Florida State - QB Jameis Winston (suspension) is out. DTs Nile Lawrence-
Stample (leg) and Justin Shanks (leg) are questionable. LB Ukeme Eligwe
(foot), DT Eddie Goldman (leg) and CB P.J. Williams (hamstring) are probable.
The Seminoles blew out Clemson, 51-14, in last year's meeting, but that was
the first time they covered the spread against their ACC rival since 2008.
Florida State may be the No. 1 team in the country, but the Seminoles have not
played anywhere close to the level they were at a season ago. Last year's
squad would not have defeated a depleted Oklahoma State team by just six
points and then allow The Citadel to convert on 11-of-17 third-down attempts.
The Seminoles returned four of their top six tacklers last year while this
season's squad lost five of its top six. Florida State also is without two of
last year's top three rushing and receiving leaders but, more importantly,
QB Jameis Winston, who will serve a one-game suspension for his off the field
actions during the week.
Clemson gave Georgia a scare in the first half of its first game this season
before losing, 45-21. The Tigers rebounded in Week 2 with a 73-7 rout of South
Carolina State. They beat the Bulldogs by only 39 points in 2013.
Clemson comes to Tallahassee with a remade offense from a season ago with the
losses of its starting quarterback, leading rusher and receiver. However,
Florida State now is in an almost-similar position with Winston on the
SPORTS NETWORK CHOICE: Take Clemson plus 10.5 points.
OREGON (3-0) AT WASHINGTON STATE (1-2), 10:30 PM (ET)
JUST THE FACTS
Stadium - Martin Stadium
Capacity - (32,740)
Surface - FieldTurf
Series Record - Oregon (48-36-7)
Series Streak - Oregon has won the last seven meetings
Last Meeting - October 19, 2013 (Oregon, 62-38 at Oregon)
Television - ESPN
TRENDS, HISTORY AND HINTS
Oregon - 2-5 ATS L7
Oregon - 0-2 ATS L2 on road
Oregon - 2-5 ATS L7 as favorites
Oregon - 2-1 to the under L3
Washington St - 0-3 ATS L3
Washington St - 1-4 ATS L5 at home
Washington St - 3-1 ATS L4 as underdogs
Washington St - 4-0 ATS L4 meetings
Washington St - 6-3 to the over L9
Oregon - T Andre Yruretagoyena (leg) is out. T Jake Fisher (knee) is doubtful.
Washington State - WR Gabe Marks (head) and RB Theron West (disciplinary) are
out. WRs Sebastian LaRue (personal) and Kristoff Williams (undisclosed) are
The No. 2 team in the country (Oregon) takes to the road for the first time in
2014 against Washington State. The Ducks are 2-0 against FBS squads but they
have not been as dominant as the 2013 squad was early last year. They
struggled for a half against Michigan State at home and then 439 yards to
Wyoming in a game the Cowboys turned the ball over three times.
Oregon might be without its preseason starting tackles as Tyler Johnstone is
out and Jake Fisher is doubtful.
The Cougars are always in every game due to their style of play. They have
scored 38 points or more in four of their last six overall contests and 24
points or more in eight of their last 10 at home.
Washington State has averaged 29 points per game the last four meetings with
Oregon. Expect the same type of production this evening, which means the Ducks
need to score over at least 53 to cover. Don't count on it. In addition, the
Ducks have failed to cover the last four meetings against Washington State.
SPORTS NETWORK CHOICE: Take the Cougars plus 23 points.