Breaking down this week's matchup with a few predictions...
It's a brief list at this point in the season.
The Terps are 4-0 in their home state, averaging almost 500 yards and 40 points a game, while keeping opponents under 300 yards and 12 points.
Maryland's defense is in the top-25 nationally (354.4 YPG), holding teams to only 123.7 YPG on the run.
Terrapins freshman Will Likely ranks second in the ACC on kick returns, averaging 28.8 yards per attempt. Sophomore placekicker Brad Craddock has hit 13-of-16 field goal attempts with one 50-yarder.
On offense, they're missing almost half of their starters from last week's game - and that includes quarterback C.J. Brown.
When he was on, the Maryland senior has been one of the ACC's best this season, averaging 331.5 yards with 13 touchdowns in wins, and two years ago, he put up 339 total yards and four touchdowns against Clemson in a wild 56-45 loss at Byrd Stadium.
Maryland's No. 2 option, sophomore Caleb Rowe, has managed just a 51.8 completion percentage in spot duty. Rowe started in a win over Virginia earlier this season, throwing for 332 yards on a mediocre Hoos defense.
The big blow occurred last week when leading receivers Deon Long, first, then Stefon Diggs were carted off with season-ending leg injuries. They had made up 55 percent of the Terps' receiving yards this season. Maryland is left without a receiver averaging more than 35 yards per game (sophomore Levern Jacobs leading the way, 13 catches for 245 yards and a score).
If that's not enough, the Terrapins are without their leading rusher (Brandon Ross) and the only other receiver with multiple scores (TE Dave Stinebaugh, 2). That doesn't help an offense that's already in the triple digits in third down offense (33.3 percent) and 77th in points per game (28 PPG).
In ACC play, Maryland's top-25 defense has given up 41 points, 475 yards and over six yards per play on average against the likes of Virginia and Wake Forest - oh, and Florida State.
Maryland's one, flickering hope was catching Clemson off-guard, but instead - stumbling with a noticeable limp in - they have the misfortune of facing a Tigers' team ready to prove last Saturday was an aberration.
Going 7-1 over the last two years, Clemson has excelled away from home, averaging 533 yards with a 15-point margin of victory.
If the Tigers continue that road success, they will extend their streak to 15 consecutive double-digit wins over unranked opponents (second only to Alabama's 24).
Three Predictions & a Pick
1. Clemson senior RB Rod McDowell gets 15 or more carries and averages over five yards per carry.
2. Tiger 'D' holds the opposing offense under 300 yards for the fourth time this season and the second game in a row versus the Terps.
3. Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd completes passes at a 68 percent or better rate for the fourth time in five games, throwing for at least two touchdowns.
Final Score: Clemson 41-17
(6-1 overall; 4-3 ATS on picks)