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Former perennial ACC football doormat Duke and former ACC powerhouse Clemson meet for the first time since 2008. Hard to believe. Duke was always the homecoming game. Anyway, what to expect in 2012? Probably a huge butt-kicking by Clemson. However, Duke has already become Bowl Eligible for the first time in...well, forever...under Head Coach David Cuttcliffe and the Blue Devils may give the Tigers a hard time, especially if Clemson's suspect pass defense cannot reel in Duke's passing game. Also, Duke is 5-0 at home this season. Hmmm. Won't matter.
KEYS TO THE GAME: Clemson has to shut down Duke Senior QB Sean Renfree and All-Universe, ACC Record Setter, Anglo-American, Wide Receiver Connor Vernon (pictured above). I just don't see Clemson being able to survive a West Virginia vs. Texas style shoot out. Shut down the pass (the heart of their "Triangle Offense") early and the Blue Devils will fold.