Instant Analysis: Clemson 35, Wofford 27


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Instant Analysis: Clemson 35, Wofford 27

What went right: Clemson won, and the offense gained 476 total yards. The defense gave up just six points in the second half after allowing 21 points in the first half.

What went wrong: A LOT. Poor tackling by the defense plagued the Tigers last week and is a problem again this week. The defense also allowed a long touchdown pass by Wofford – 66 yards – after the receiver was left all alone in the secondary.

Wofford faced a 3rd-and-9 in the second quarter, and converted on a RUN, which is unacceptable for a team that is supposed to have more size, speed and talent. The hole on third down was huge.

Later in the drive, the Terriers converted on fourth down on fake punt, the punter rumbling 26 yards for a first down in Clemson territory. Later in the drive, the Wofford offensive line bowled over the Clemson defense at the goal line for a 21-13 lead.

In the second half, the problems continued and the Tigers allowed 399 yards of total offense, including 272 on the ground for a 4.8 yard per carry average.


The offensive line continues to have problems gaining one or two yards on crucial downs. The Tigers also allowed four first half sacks of Boyd and five sacks overall, although one was when a running back completely lost a blitzing linebacker.

Center Dalton FreemanDalton Freeman
RS Jr. Offensive Line
#55 6-5, 285
Pelion, SC

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said after the game that the offensive line simply hasn’t prepared well the last two weeks. Not an encouraging note considering the Tigers host Auburn next week.

The kicking game looks like a mess again. A botched hold led to the lack of a conversion on an extra point, and Chandler CatanzaroChandler Catanzaro
RS So. Punter / Kicker
#39 6-2, 205
Greenville, SC

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missed a 43-yard field goal. Late in the game, the coaching staff decided to try a fake field and holder Spencer BentonSpencer Benton
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Myrtle Beach, SC

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dropped the ball on the ground for a nine-yard loss and a turnover on downs.

Turning Point of the Game: Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
RS So. Quarterback
#10 6-1, 230
Hampton, VA

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hit DeAndre HopkinsDeAndre Hopkins
So. Wide Receiver
#6 6-1, 195
Central, SC

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on a 17-yard strike early in the fourth quarter, providing the cushion to keep the Terriers at bay.

Stat of the game: Wofford - The Terriers were 2-for-3 on fourth down. Clemson – Andre EllingtonAndre Ellington
RS Jr. Running Back
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Moncks Corner, SC

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had 165 yards rushing on 22 carries.

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Instant Analysis: Clemson 35, Wofford 27
Crump®
Instant Analysis: We're not very good***
Smack Daddy
Re: Instant Analysis: We're not very good
74TIGER
we're still running the Fun 'n Punt® offense***
CharlestonTom®
OK... THAT was funny***
tiger6
Re: Instant Analysis: We're not very good
fuzzyduck
Why would we want Rich Rod?***
CharlestonTom®
Re: Instant Analysis: Clemson 35, Wofford 27
SpillerROH28
Re: Instant Analysis: Clemson 35, Wofford 27
paladin181
Are you freaking kidding me? Wofford a 7 win FBS team?
AllTimeClemson
Re: Instant Analysis--We suck and might not win another game
DoggyDoc7
SO SO SO DISAPPOINTED!!!
tigerforlife28
Re: Instant Analysis: Clemson 35, Wofford 27
kmorrow
WHY, WHY? Why did we go for a fake FG when only up by 8 ?
orangenate
Re: WHY, WHY? Why did we go for a fake FG when only up by 8 ?
clemtiger820
Re: WHY, WHY? Why did we go for a fake FG when only up by 8 ?
David78®
Instant analysis: Boooooooooo
BentZero
I just realized we have 2 come from behind victories this yr
orangenate
Re: Instant Analysis..
BigClemsonFan®
Re: Instant Analysis..
Nosmelc_Sregit
Re: I just realized we have 2 come from behind victories this yr
Splode
Re: I just realized we have 2 come from behind victories this yr
bubba1239®
Re: I just realized we have 2 come from behind victories this yr
carolinachef
Re: I just realized we have 2 come from behind victories this yr
Nosmelc_Sregit
Re: I just realized we have 2 come from behind victories this yr
ABJ_Tiger
Instant Analysis: OH NO WE SUCK AGAIN!!!
AllTimeClemson

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