Instant Analysis: Clemson 52, The Citadel 6

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CLEMSON – People might have expected a letdown the week before the Tigers travel to Columbia, but Clemson was having none of it.

On Senior Day and Military Appreciation Day, Clemson took care of business from the opening snap in a 52-6 win over The Citadel Saturday afternoon in Death Valley.

It was over when: Unfortunately for the Citadel the game was never in doubt. The two teams traded punts at the beginning of the game, but on Clemson’s second possession, Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
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Hampton, VA

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found Stanton SeckingerStanton Seckinger
RS So. Tight End
#81 6-4, 210
Isle of Palms, SC

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down the left sideline it was game over from then on.

Game ball goes to: Boyd was obviously the player of the game in Saturday’s game, but on Military Appreciation Day, the game ball has to go to Purple Heart recipient Daniel RodriguezDaniel Rodriguez
RS So. Wide Receiver
#83 5-8, 175
Stafford, VA

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, who scored the first touchdown of his career on a flip from Cole StoudtCole Stoudt
Jr. Quarterback
#18 6-4, 205
Dublin, OH

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Stat of the game: On The Citadel’s final possession of Saturday’s game, the Bulldogs ran 21 plays and Clemson’s freshman linebacker Ben BoulwareBen Boulware
Fr. Outside Linebacker
#10 6-1, 230
Anderson, SC

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had nine tackles on the drive.

What it means for Clemson: Clemson will finish the season with at least 10 wins for the third consecutive season. It was also the final tune up for the Tigers before they travel to Columbia to battle archrival South Carolina in a 7 p.m. showdown. A win next weekend and the Tigers should secure a spot in a BCS bowl game.

What it means for The Citadel: The Bulldogs finish their season 5-7 and will look to build on a season filled with closes losses.

STAT	       CIT	CU
Total Yds	172	558
Rush Yds	176	208
Pass Yds	-4	350
Penalties	1-9	1-15
1st Downs	12	29
3rd Downs	4-17	7-11
4th Downs	3-3	2-2
Total Plays	62	75
Avg Yds/Play	2.8	7.4
Red Zone	1-1	5-5
Time of Poss	38:07	21:53
Turnovers	1	1
Pts Off Turns	3	6
Fumbles-Lost	1-1	3-1
Sacks	1	0
TFL	4	10

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