College Football Schedule: How to Watch Clemson vs. the Citadel on TV and Online

Clemson makes its home debut for the season on Saturday, when it hosts The Citadel in a matchup that could be one of the most lopsided games in Week 3 of the college football season.

Originally scheduled for November, the Tigers' only non-conference game of the season was brought forward to this weekend as a result of the 10-game schedule the Atlantic Coast Conference adopted for this season because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Here's all you need to know ahead of the Tigers' second game of the season.

  • Kickoff time—Clemson hosts The Citadel at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, South Carolina. Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, September 19.
  • TV channel—ACC Network
  • Live stream—ACCN's digital platforms and fuboTV.
  • Odds—Clemson is a 45.5-point favorite with DraftKings and 9/10 to cover the spread, while the over/under line in terms of total points scored is set at 57.5.
  • Series history—Clemson leads the all-time series 32-5-1 and last lost to The Citadel in 1931.

Having negotiated a potentially tricky season opener on the road against Wake Forest last week, Clemson faces a far easier assignment this week when it welcomes The Citadel to Memorial Stadium for the first time in three years.

The No.1 team in the AP Top 25 Rankings, Clemson arrives into the game as a 45.5-point favorite and there is little to suggest the Tigers won't cover the spread as it has won its last three matchups against The Citadel by an average of 44 points.

Since the College Football Playoff era began in 2014, Clemson has won 41 of its 42 home games—the best record in the FBS—and arrives into Week 3 on the back of a 22-game winning streak at home, which is both a school record and the nation's longest active streak.

The coronavirus outbreak means less than 20,000 fans will be allowed inside Memorial Stadium this weekend, but Clemson coach Dabo Swinney suggested the eerie atmosphere won't detract from the excitement that comes with the home opener.

"Super excited about being at home. It's always special," Swinney told reporters on a conference call this week. "We only get six home games this year [...] But we're just happy to have the opportunity to be at home, and we want to enjoy every single opportunity that we get and I know have a great appreciation for all that's gone into making it happen."

In the Tigers' 37-13 win against Wake Forest a week ago, Trevor Lawrence threw for 351 yards and one touchdown pass, adding two scores on the ground, while Travis Etienne rushed for 102 yards and one rushing touchdown.

Etienne could again have a big day on Saturday against a Bulldogs defense that gave up an astonishing 302 rushing yards in last week's 27-6 road defeat against South Florida, allowing five carries of at least 20 yards.

On the other side of the ball, the prospects for The Citadel are just as grim. The Bulldogs may have racked up 200 rushing yards against USF last week, but come up against a Clemson defense that allowed Wake Forest a paltry 37 yards on the ground on 34 carries.

Clemson's defensive parsimony was particularly impressive given linebackers Isaiah Simmons and Tanner Muse, cornerback A.J. Terrell and safety K'Von Wallace were among the players the Tigers lost to the NFL Draft in April.

Clemson has won 23 consecutive games against ACC rivals, keeping opponents to 14 or fewer points on 17 occasions.

Trevor Lawrence, Clemson
Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers passes against the LSU Tigers during the College Football Playoff National Championship held at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 13 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Jamie Schwaberow/Getty