4 College Football Teams That Can Beat Clemson

COLLEGE STATION, TX - SEPTEMBER 08:  Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers shows his displeasure with the officials call in the fourth quarter against the Texas A&M Aggies  at Kyle Field on September 8, 2018 in College Station, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Clemson v Texas A&M | Bob Levey/Getty Images

Dabo Swinney and the Clemson Tigers have set up what would appear to be the perfect college football team from top to bottom. They have an all-world quarterback in Trevor Lawrence, the best group of skill position players in the country, future NFL players all over the defense, and arguably the best group of assistant coaches in the sport. However, no team is unbeatable, and these four squads could take down mighty Clemson if they are firing on all cylinders at the right time.

4. LSU

AUSTIN, TX - SEPTEMBER 07:  Joe Burrow #9 of the LSU Tigers warms up before the game against the Texas Longhorns at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 7, 2019 in Austin, Texas.  (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
LSU v Texas | Tim Warner/Getty Images

Amazing things can happen when your program finally finds a quarterback. Joe Burrow is fourth in the country in passing yards over the first two games of the campaign, having also added 9 touchdowns-- including 4 on the road in Saturday's win over then-No. 9 Texas. With Clyde Edwards-Helaire toting the rock and Dave Aranada's defense swarming, the Bayou Bengals wouldn't back down from a matchup against Trevor Lawrence and the defending champs.

3. Oklahoma

NORMAN, OK - SEPTEMBER 07: Quarterback Jalen Hurts #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners scrambles against the South Dakota Coyotes at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 7, 2019 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Coyotes 70-14. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)
South Dakota v Oklahoma | Brett Deering/Getty Images

The country's leading QB in terms of passer rating is Jalen Hurts, the latest proof that Lincoln Riley has once again worked his magic and developed yet another signal-caller into one of the most dangerous weapons in the country. The Oklahoma defense is going to be a work in progress, but if any team can get into a shootout with the brilliant Tigers offense and come out on top, it's the Sooners.

2. Ohio State

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 7:  Head Coach Ryan Day of the Ohio State Buckeyes watches his team warm up before a game against the Cincinnati Bearcats at Ohio Stadium on September 7, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Cincinnati v Ohio State | Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

After thrashing FAU, Ryan Day's Buckeyes reminded everyone that they should not be counted out when it comes to a potential playoff spot, having bulldozed a Cincinnati team that finished last season ranked by a score of 42-0. With Chase Young and Jeff Okudah leading the defense and transfer phenom Justin Fields in command behind center, OSU has the horses to run with Clemson.

1. Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA - SEPTEMBER 07:  Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide converses with Tua Tagovailoa #13 against the New Mexico State Aggies at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 07, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
New Mexico State v Alabama | Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Yes, they did get whooped last year when it counted, but let's not kid ourselves here. If any team in the country is going to put Clemson to the sword and come out on top, it's Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide, period. Tua Tagovailoa might have struggled with nagging injuries down the stretch one season ago, but another year of seasoning and chemistry with his stable of star wide receivers will surely permit him to turn in a better performance should the two schools meet once again in the playoff.