NCAA Football Today: Clemson UConn Game Time, Channel

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Louisville linebacker Dorian Jones (44) misses a tackle as Clemson quarterback DJ Uiagalelei (5) scores the touchdown Saturday in Louisville.

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Taking a break from ACC action, Clemson returns home after earning a 30-24 win over Louisville on the road. The most important point for the Tigers will be to continue to build confidence and continuity against UConn, who have not played for almost a month, before closing the conference game against ninth-seeded Wake Forest on next weekend.

How to watch the Clemson game today?

Which: Clemson (6-3) vs. UConn (1-8, independent FBS)

When: Saturday afternoon

Or: Memorial Stadium, Clemson

TV: ACC network

Flux: via ESPN and on the ESPN app

Radio: 105.5 FM in the Clemson area (see all Clemson affiliate radios here)

Satellite: Sirius 136, XM 194, Web/App 956

Series history: This will be the first time Clemson and UConn have played against each other.

Clemson vs. UConn Vegas Odds

Clemson opened as a 38-point favorite over UConn and that line moved to 41 points. It’s the Tigers’ biggest line of the year against an FBS opponent. Over the past few weeks, the team’s spread has been in the single digits.

Weather forecast for Clemson on Saturday

Sunny sky. Temperatures in the mid to upper 50s during the game. Wind west northwest 3 to 7 mph.

The teams in numbers

Clemson

UConn

Points/game

22.2

16.22

Opp. point/game

16.2

36

Rulings/game

147.7

112.7

Opp. rushing yards/game

125.3

198.3

Passing yards/game

182.4

168.89

Opp. passing yards/game

206.9

239.11

Yards/game

330.1

281.6

Opp. yards/game

332.2

437.4

THREE UCONN HUSKIES TO WATCH

Steven Krajewski, QB: After playing just four games in 2019, Steven Krajewski has taken over the Huskies’ offense. He threw for 938 yards and six touchdowns with seven interceptions while totaling a third-best 99 rushing yards to go along with two more touchdowns.

Keelan Marion, WR: Just a freshman, Keelan Marion leads the Huskies with five touchdown catches this year and is averaging 46.67 receiving yards per game.

Ian Swenson, LB: Despite losing 44-13 to Middle Tennessee over the weekend, Ian Swenson had a career-high 13 tackles to take his tally to 47 on the year, fourth-best on the team.

THREE CLEMSON TIGERS TO WATCH

Beaux Collins, WR: With Joseph Ngata out, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney announced Beaux Collins as the starter. He got his first start against Louisville and recorded his first collegiate 100-yard receiving game, finishing with 104 yards and a touchdown.

Trenton Simpson, LB: Continuing to elevate his game, Trenton Simpson had his best statistical performance against Louisville with a team record 11 tackles with two sacks from the quarterback. He is the fourth-leading tackler behind sixth-year seniors James Skalski, Baylon Spector and Nolan Turner with 38 saves, including 5 ½ behind the line of scrimmage.

DJ Uiagalelei, QB: Swinney thinks DJ Uiagalelei has weathered the storm and is on the other side, which was evident against Louisville. While not a perfect performance, it was his best as the signal caller fought off a PCL sprain to total a season-high 220 passing yards, representing three total touchdowns with no turnover.

Clemson Projected Depth Map

Offense

QB: DJ Uiagalelei (Taisun Phommachanh)

AR: Kobe Pace or Will Shipley (Phil Mafah)

WR: Justyn Ross (Ajou Ajou)

WR: Beaux Collins (Will Swinney)

WR: EJ Williams (Will Brown)

TE: Davis Allen (Sage Ennis or Jaelyn Lay)

LT: Jordan McFadden (Marcus Tate)

LG: Marcus Tate (Bryn Tucker)

C: Hunter Rayburn or Mason Trotter (Trent Howard)

RG: Will Putnam (Mason Trotter)

RT: Walker Parks (Mitchell Mayes)

Defense

FROM: Myles Murphy or KJ Henry

DT: Ruke Orhorhoro (Payton page)

DT: Tre Williams (Darnell Jefferies)

FROM: Justin Mascoll or Xavier Thomas

SLB: Trenton Simpson or Malcolm Greene (Tyler Venables or Barrett Carter)

MLB: James Skalski (Jake Venables or Kane Patterson)

WLB: Baylon Spector (LaVonta Bentley)

DC: Mario Goodrich (Fred Davis or Nate Wiggins)

SS: Andrew Mukuba (RJ Mickens)

FS: Nolan Turner (Jalyn Phillips)

DC: Andrew Booth (Sheridan Jones)

Special teams

PK: BT Potter (Jonathan Weitz)

P: Will Spiers (Aidan Swanson)

KO: BT Potter (Aidan Swanson)

LS (PK, P): Jack Maddox (Holden Caspersen)

H: Will Swinney (Drew Swinney)

PR: Will Brown or Justyn Ross

KOR: Will Shipley

This story was originally published November 12, 2021 9:00 a.m.

Alexis Cubit is primarily Clemson’s sports reporter for The (Columbia) State newspaper. Before moving to South Carolina in 2021, she covered high school sports for six years and received a first place in the sports feature category from the editors of the Texas Associated Press in 2019. The California native obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Baylor University. in 2014.

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