This game is more about Clemson and less about SC State. FCS teams typically have a few players of FBS caliber that can keep the game close for a while but when Clemson plays their A+ game, they start to pull away. The difference from this week to last week is that SC State has less players (63 scholarship) and is not a premier FCS program. This game is extremely important not because SC State is as good as Troy (they are far from it) but because this is the game that shows if Clemson will regain the fire from last season or if they are destined to struggle all season. Last week was extremely concerning because Clemson did not control what the controllable things – what every team is able to control every time they take the field. These are things such as drops, penalties, mental errors, and tempo. Given the events of the past week and how the players responded to the media questions, I think this team is set to get back on track. I don’t think they will cover the 53 point spread because few teams cover such a large spread and Coach Swinney doesn’t run up the score; but Clemson should beat SC State in a convincing fashion. Prediction: Clemson 52 SC State 10