Clemson scheduling: 3 toughest for the Tigers

The 2015 season brings Clemson yet another challenging schedule, with three of the Tigers’ opponents falling in the top 20 of the preseason Amway Coaches Poll. This year, Dabo Swinney’s team will face a total of nine teams that finished with winning records a season ago, and three of those games will be played away from Death Valley.

Which contests will be Clemson’s toughest this fall? Let’s take a look.

3. Georgia Tech, Oct. 10

A case could be made here for a Halloween road trip to NC State, but the jury’s still out on a Wolfpack team that was shut out 41-0 in Memorial Stadium last season. Georgia Tech, on the other hand, gave Clemson its only loss after September, handing the Tigers a 28-6 beatdown. The matchup to watch in this one will be Clemson’s offense against the Yellow Jackets’ defense. The Tigers’ passing game should be among the best in the nation, while Tech’s defensive strengths lie in the secondary.