Instant Halftime Analysis: Clemson 23, Boston College 7

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Instant Halftime Analysis: Clemson 23, Boston College 7

What went right:
The Tigers didn’t have many problems moving the ball, scoring an early touchdown on a pretty pass from quarterback Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
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Hampton, VA

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to Jaron BrownJaron Brown
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Cheraw, SC

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, and then getting a 14-yard run by Boyd later in the first quarter.

Punter Dawson ZimmermanDawson Zimmerman
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Lawrenceville, GA

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took over on Clemson’s second kickoff, and has filled in quite nicely for Spencer BentonSpencer Benton
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, who is out with a shoulder injury. His kickoff after Clemson’s second field goal went out of the end zone.

Sammy WatkinsSammy Watkins
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Fort Myers, FL

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has also shown an ability to make tough catches over the middle.

Kicker Chandler CatanzaroChandler Catanzaro
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Greenville, SC

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has kicked three field goals, and is now 4-for-5 this season on field goals from 40-plus yards. He is also 8-for-10 overall on the season.

What went wrong:
The defense has made Boston College receiver Bobby Swigert look like an All-Pro, and missed several tackles on Boston College’s touchdown drive.

Also, Boyd has thrown at least three passes into double or triple coverage, and has just avoided being picked off twice. He needs to make better decisions in the second half.

Turning Point of the Half :
Clemson looked like they might blow Boston College away early, but Boston College held the Tigers to a field goal midway through the second quarter and then went on an 80-yard drive that keeps them in the ballgame.

Stat of the Half: The Tigers have 16 first downs, 295 total yards and have scored on five of six first half possessions and have just 23 points to show for it.

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