|by Nikki Steele|
Clemson has an amazing 280 yards of total offense, but just the three points.
What’s working for the Tigers: The Clemson defense is about the only thing working for the Tigers. The offense sleepwalked through the first half, but the defense continued to do its job. The defense held Boston College to 169 yards and seven points despite being on the field for almost 15 minutes of the half.
What’s not working for the Tigers: Nothing about Clemson’s offense worked in the first half once the Tigers crossed midfield. The Tigers had over 260 yards of total offense, but failed to score any points. The Tigers also fumbled the ball four times. Clemson was just one-for-seven on third down and one-for-four on fourth down. Special teams have not been reliable as Catanzaro missed a field goal on the first drive of the game and then there was another mix up on another field goal attempt that ended with a turnover on downs.
What the Tigers need to do to win: The Clemson offense needs to get things rolling and limit the turnovers. Boyd did a good job for the most part taking what the defense gave him, which was a lot. The Tigers are beating themselves and need to go back to playing Clemson football.
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