Quick thoughts on Clemson's 16-6 win over Syracuse

It wasn't pretty Saturday night, and at times it was downright ugly, but Clemson got just enough offense and the usual great defense in earning the win. TigerNet takes a look at some quick thoughts. Photo by Joshua S. Kelly / US PRESSWIRE

Defense, Gallman carry Tigers to 16-6 win over Syracuse

Clemson's defense turned in yet another dominant performance and Wayne Gallman had a career-high 101 yards on the ground as Clemson held on the beat Syracuse 16-6 in Death Valley Saturday evening. Photo by Joshua S. Kelly / US PRESSWIRE

Instant first half analysis: Turnovers hurting Tigers as Syracuse leads 6-3
Clemson's offense is struggling to gain yards and earn points, and three turnovers didn't help the cause as Syracuse leads Clemson 6-3 at the half. The Tigers have as many turnovers (3) as they do points. Photo by Joshua S. Kelly / US PRESSWIRE

Jae'lon Oglesby close to getting NCAA clearance?
Jae’lon Oglesby, a 2014 Clemson running back commit out of nearby Daniel High School, is close to being cleared by the NCAA according to his head coach at Fork Union. What position has Oglesby played in prep school? What does his coach say are his strengths?

Clemson vs. Syracuse prediction
The Tigers play host to Syracuse Saturday evening in Death Valley, and it is a chance for the offense to improve and for the defense to continue to impress. What are some things to look for? Rich Barnes / USATODAY

Next In Line at Wide Receiver U
Clemson’s receivers have drawn praise – and high draft grades – over the last few seasons. Sammy Watkins and Nuk Hopkins both drew first round grades, and Martavis Bryant was a fourth round pick of the Pittsburgh Steelers despite leaving Clemson a year early. Can Mike Williams be the next in line?

Thoughts from the WestZone: A perfect day, defense and who would you hire?
Saturday is supposed to be one of those perfect, sun splashed afternoons that are perfect for tailgating. The evening hours are forecast to be crisp and clear, the perfect conditions for a Clemson football game in Death Valley. What should Syracuse expect? What other nuggets came out of the WestZone this week?

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09/06SC State$73-7 W
09/20@Florida State23-17 L
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08/31Georgia#38-35 W
09/07SC State$52-13 W
09/14Open Date
09/19@NC State (Thursday)26-14 W
09/28Wake Forest^56-7 W
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10/12Boston College+24-14 W
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11/02@Virginia59-10 W
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1/3Ohio State (Orange Bowl)40-35 W
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