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As the CFBHC season rolls near, it's the Michigan Wolverines led by Head Coach jmjacobs who grab the top spot in the preseason AP poll. Will they remain at the top? Or fall to an unlikely upset?

FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH

Patriots QB Darren Werner gave us a little blast from the past when he threw for 475 yards and 5 touchdowns against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in preseason week 2.

IT'S CROOTIN SEASON

Along with the CFBHC season comes CROOTIN! Time to think, and think and think, and maybe overthink your strategies and then get beat out by Penn State on all of your favorite croots.

ALL HAIL MCQUEEN?

Detroit Lions rookie CB Kevin McQueen has made some noise early in the preseason, recording an interception in both games so far. Have the Lions finally found Keyshawn Thompson a running mate?

HOCKEY COME BACK, WE CAN MAKE IT UP TO YOU

NHLHC fans take to the stands during the NFLHC preseason to beg for an end on the NHLHC Lockout and a return to the ice.
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    2020 Orange Bowl Preview

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    The Orange Bowl is here and both Notre Dame and Clemson are looking to finish on a high note.  Clemson is coming off back to back losses to South Carolina and in the ACC Championship game to Virginia. Notre Dame is coming off a loss to Alabama. Clemson feeds off their defense and hopes their offense doesn't turn the ball over.  Notre Dame relies on their efficient offense and hopes their defense doesn't give up too many big plays.

     

    Last Meeting: This is the first meeting between these two schools.

     

    What a win means for Notre Dame: After 2 sub par seasons, the Irish have made themselves relevant again on the national stage.  A loss would still land them at 8-5 which has them trending in the right direction but a win would give them a fourth win over a ranked team this year.  Beating a program like Clemson would give a huge boost to this team going forward to next season.

    What a win means for Clemson: The Tigers started the season ranked #4 and haven't lived up to expectations.  A win here would get them to 10 wins which would be a great season for most schools.  Jamel Armstrong and the offense have struggled to find an identity but a win would be a boost to his confidence heading into his senior season.

     

    Key Offensive Players:

    Notre Dame

    QB Owen Sorenson - 196 for 303, 2,570 yards, 21 TDS, 8 Ints

    RB Kalei Keil - 285 carries, 1,374 yards, 13 TDs

    TE Jonas Grover - 41 receptions, 577 yards, 6 TDs

    Clemson

    QB Jamel Armstrong - 248 for 438, 2,769 yards, 20 TDs, 18 Ints

    RB Timmy Mark - 248 carries, 999 yards, 11 TDS

    WR Josiah McCray - 64 receptions, 836 yards, 9 TDs

    Key Defensive Players:

    Notre Dame

    DE Eric Samuels - 46 tackles, 10.0 sacks

    CB Antonio Early - 14 tackles, 5 interceptions

    ILB Cameron Spiller - 40 tackles, 1 sack, 2 interceptions

    Clemson

    DE Glenn Thorpe - 34 tackles, 9.5 sacks

    CB Malachi Douglas - 13 tackles, 5 interceptions

    ILB Omar Trotter - 52 tackles, 1 sack, 1 interception

     

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    NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH ORANGE BOWL CLEMSON TIGERS
    8-4 Record 9-4
    Independent Conference ACC
    24 Ranking 25
    NOTRE DAME OFFENSE CLEMSON
    31.0 Points / Game 24.5
    367.25 Total Yards / Game 297.35
    214.17 Passing Yards / Game 213.00
    153.08 Rushing Yards / Game 84.35
    5.39 Offensive Line 6.56
    17 Sacks Allowed 15
    40.43% 3rd Down % 29.70%
    1-1 4th Downs 0-1
    NOTRE DAME DEFENSE CLEMSON
    25.8 Points / Game 21.1
    333.66 Total Yards / Game 290.77
    246.33 Passing Yards / Game 192.46
    87.33 Rushing Yards / Game 98.31
    13 Interceptions 13
    1 Fumbles Recovered 0
    24 Sacks 25
    NOTRE DAME TEAM CLEMSON
    +4 Turnover Margin -5
    6.42 Penalties / Game 7.31
    53.67 Penalty Yards / Game 63.31
    238 Punt Return Yards 305
    200 Kick Return Yards 234
    44.04 Punting Average 39.56
    41-41 Extra Points 36-36
    23-24 Field Goals 23-28

     

    Prediction: Notre Dame 23 Clemson 17

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