College Football 2019: Where to Watch Boston College vs. Clemson, TV Channel, Live Stream and Odds

Clemson's season has been an interesting paradox so far. The reigning national champions lead the Atlantic Coast Conference with a 7-0 record and have extended their winning run to 22 games.

However, they have also dropped to fourth in the Associated Press Top 25 poll, after sliding down the rankings for the last three consecutive weeks.

While the gap between the No.1 and No. 4 in the latest Top 25 poll is the smallest it has been all season—just 78 points—Clemson is the first preseason No. 1 to fall so far without losing since Oklahoma fell from top spot to No. 5 in 1977.

The Tigers thrashed Louisville 45-10 on the road in Week 8, despite another difficult game for Trevor Lawrence.

The quarterback finished 20-of-29 for 233 yards and three touchdown passes, but threw two interceptions, bringing its picks tally for the season up to eight.

In his sophomore season, Lawrence has made the kind of mistakes he had avoided in his freshman campaign and has not looked on the same level as Tua Tagovailoa, Joe Burrow, Jalen Hurts and Justin Fields.

The good news for Clemson is that its defense has improved from a year ago.

The Tigers rank fifth and eighth in the country in terms of yards and points allowed per game respectively.

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney admitted he was surprised by the focus on his team's perceived offensive struggles, as opposed to its defensive improvements.

"Even our offense is right where we were last year, and ahead in several areas," Swinney said in his press conference on Tuesday.

"About the same in a few, a little behind in a couple. I just think, I guess they think we're just supposed to score every time we get the ball and never turn it over, never drop a pass, make every block.

"That's just not reality. But offensively we're in a great spot. We're in a really good spot. A lot of people have missed the boat on our defense. We've done a great job."

Clemson can improve to 8-0 when it hosts ACC Atlantic rival Boston College on Saturday night.

The Eagles are 4-3 this season and snapped a two-game losing streak last week with a 45-24 home win over North Carolina State.

Those two defeats both came in the last minute against
Louisville and Wake Forest and Swinney said the Tigers should be wary of a team that ranks sixth in the country in rushing offense and 11th in total offense.

"There's a certain physicality and mindset you have to have in a game like this," he added.

"I'm actually really excited about it, I'm anxious to see how our guys respond to the challenge that BC will present, because it is going be a challenge."

Here's all you need to know ahead of Saturday.

Trevor Lawrence, Clemson
Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers throws a touchdown pass against the Louisville Cardinals at Cardinal Stadium on October 19 in Louisville, Kentucky. Andy Lyons/Getty

When and where is the game?

The Clemson Tigers host the Boston College Eagles at the Memorial Stadium in Clemson, South Carolina, on Saturday, October 26.

Kick-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET.

TV coverage

The game will be broadcast nationally on the Atlantic Coast Conference Network.

Live stream

A live stream will be available via the Atlantic Coast Conference Network's digital platforms.

Series record

The two programs have met 28 times, with Clemson winning on 17 occasions and Boston College prevailing nine times.

The Tigers have won the last eight meetings against the Eagles, with Florida State failing to score more than seven points in the last two games against the national champions.

Odds

According to Oddschecker, Clemson is a 33-point favorite and is 91/100 to cover the spread, while Boston College is a 20/1 underdog.

The over/under bar in terms of total points scored is set at 58.5.

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