Athlon Sports prediction on Clemson-OU


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Athlon Sports has released its 2014 Russell Athletic Bowl Preview and predict the Sooners in a comfortable win against the Tigers 27-17.

(via Athlon Sports) Clemson has struggled in a big way without Watson under center and Stoudt hasn’t proven the ability to move the ball efficiently and consistently against Power 5 teams. The Tigers' saving grace is one of the best defenses in the land. Oklahoma, meanwhile, is as healthy as it’s been in months on offense and is just as stingy on defense as Clemson. The question of motivation might favor the Tigers but is that enough to overcome what should be an ugly offensive performance?

The Tigers have the #1 total defense in the nation (259.6 ypg) and 62th ranked in total offense (410.1 ypg). The Tiger's defense has 44 sacks on the season and is ranked #1 in the nation with 122 tackles for loss.

In contrast, Oklahoma is 54th ranked in total defense (382.3 ypg) and 20th ranked in total offense (480.5 ypg). Running back Samaje Perine has rushed for 1,579 yards and 21 touchdowns this season.

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I don't see how we can be predicted to win...
franc1968®
Re: I don't see how we can be predicted to win...
tigerfanatic1
OU 2 CU 0. Is that low enough?***
argonaut1992®
Re: FB Update: Athlon Sports prediction on Clemson-OU
sspassport®
And I think I'll take
sckick
Re: And I think I'll take
ClemsonZJ
GT had like 13 offensive points***
SquishyWaffle
Gotta be careful about that though because, as we've seen
TigersAndCubs
They may be right.
Country Gentleman®
I might be crazy - but it just may be a lunatic you're ...
Tropical
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ladytigsocrfan
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badb®
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TigerFanClint
Re: FB Update: Athlon Sports prediction on Clemson-OU
tigersincepell®
Our D will do enough for the win.... but
STERLING®
That's the safe bet ... the smart bet ... but,
apextiger®
We have to play clean football though and be somewhat
TigersAndCubs
Tigers need big "scoring" plays on O and ST - momentum
Tropical
they need to get behind cole!
thollin
How is OU's defense just as stingy as Clemson's when......
TigerAidan
Re: How is OU's defense just as stingy as Clemson's when......
RayHartFordTiger
Re: How is OU's defense just as stingy as Clemson's when......
Cletiger10
But not that much better. Big 12 offenses are way down
william
They do? I thought they didn't play D in the Big 12***
SquishyWaffle
Always fun to look back at "Prediction" threads afterwards.
apextiger®

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