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College Football Picks: Maryland Terrapins vs. Clemson Tigers: November 10th 2012

College Football Picks: November 10th 2012
Maryland vs. Clemson
Pick: Clemson -30.5
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The Tigers still have a lot to play for as they are tied with Florida State atop the ACC Atlantic Division standings. They need the Seminoles to lose considering their only loss this season came to FSU on the road, but with some help they could find themselves playing in the ACC title game for a second straight season.

Clemson has just been rolling teams this year. Five of its eight wins have come by 21 or more points, including back-to-back road wins over Wake Forest (42-13) and Duke (56-20). It is playing its best football of the season right now to say the least.

Maryland does not have the offensive firepower to keep up with Clemson. The Tigers are scoring 42.7 points per game while ranking 9th in the country in total offense (522.4 yards/game). The Terrapins are scoring just 19.9 points per game while ranking a putrid 121st in the country in total offense (295.9 yards/game).

The Terrapins have had the worst luck at quarterback I’ve ever seen. They are down to their fifth-string quarterback because of injuries to their top four. That fifth-stringer is converted linebacker Shawn Petty, who was under center for their 13-33 home loss to Georgia Tech last weekend. It will be tough to keep up on the scoreboard with the inexperienced Petty under center.

Maryland is 0-9 ATS after 2 or more consecutive straight up losses over the last 2 seasons. Clemson is 6-0 ATS after scoring 31 points or more in 2 straight games this season. The Tigers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall. Bet Clemson Saturday.