Dino Babers previews No. 2 Clemson: "As talented of a football team as we've played"

Syracuse head football coach Dino Babers answers a question during Monday's press conference ahead of this week's home game with No. 2 Clemson.

It's Clemson week in Syracuse.

The Orange has become all too familiar with the Tigers, at least since joining the ACC in 2013. Syracuse and Clemson compete in the ACC's Atlantic Division, setting up a yearly meeting.

Since 2013, the Orange has yet to defeat the Tigers.

Clemson is 4-0 against Syracuse, including a 54-0 blowout win over the Orange last season in Death Valley.

Additionally, Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey's season came to an end at Clemson last year, as he was sandwiched by a pair of Clemson linebackers.

This time around, the Orange is coming off a crucial victory over Pittsburgh, and looking to shock the college football world on Friday night.

"I played USC when it was ranked No. 1 -- beat them," Babers said. "I was at UCLA and I think they were ranked No. 2 the year we beat them. We played them twice when they were ranked No. 1. I've played very, very good football teams before. This Clemson team is like one of those teams."

Babers continued with his thoughts on his expectations on the fan turnout from the Carrier Dome.

"To me, to have the community and have everybody -- to have the nation tuning in Friday night into the Carrier Dome -- we need to have that thing packed. It needs to be a civil-type situation where everybody is involved, and come watch us. It's a heck of a task, there's no doubt about it. But let's all get in the chairs and let's have an opinion. Let's watch and see what can happen."

Clemson is ranked No. 2 in the latest AP Top 25, defeating its opponents by an average of nearly 24 points per game.

Game time is set for 7 p.m. on Friday night. It will be televised nationally on ESPN.

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