After Further Review

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After Further Review

I sat down yesterday and reviewed the video of the Auburn game and came away with a few general thoughts.

The atmosphere was fantastic. The game had a big-time feel to it and the crowd responded with energy.

Chad MorrisChad Morris
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impressed me again in several areas. First, he helped Boyd improve in his role as the quarterback coach. Second, his game plan was terrific. Third, the pace of his offense is as fast as any I have ever seen. Finally, he made nice adjustments throughout the game.

The offense looked balanced throughout the game. It reminded me of the Maryland game last year except it was against a better defense. Clemson did not hit huge plays in the passing game and dropped too many balls but it was a balanced offense.

Clemson had seven drives of nine or more plays and only had one three-and-out.

The pistol formation gives Morris more running options.

Finally, David BeasleyDavid Beasley
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, Tyler ShatleyTyler Shatley
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Icard, NC

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and Dalton FreemanDalton Freeman
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Pelion, SC

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played extremely well on the interior offensive line.

Drive Chart

I took notes throughout the game and wanted to try something new with the blog today. I hope you like it. If you do, we may do it every week.

Below is a drive chart with notes on keys to each drive. The bold type is the drive description. It tells you which team had the ball, what quarter the drive started in, where the drive started, the time of the start of the drive, how the team got the ball, where they got the ball, how the drive ended, how many plays the drive took, how many yards the offense had each drive and how long the drive lasted. Below each drive is a few notes on keys to the drive. Hope you will enjoy.

CU 1st C25 15:00 Kickoff C23 11:58 Punt 6--2 3:02

Three physical runs by Ellington for first down. Nice short yardage conversion.

Dee Ford's pressure ended drive.

AU 1st A41 11:58 Punt A44 10:25 Punt 3-3 1:33

Three man front on passing down was a nice look.

Three and out.

CU 1st C11 10:25 Punt A06 05:22 *FIELD GOAL 13-83 5:03#

Drop by Ford.

Good protection on post corner to Nuk. Block from Ellington helps Timothy.

Freeman physical and active on a couple of plays.

Pace on offense is frantic.

Offensive line getting to the second level much better than last season.

Pistol is impressive.

Shatley false start on one yard line. Field goal.

AU 1st A25 05:22 Kickoff C00 03:38 *TOUCHDOWN 4-75 1:44

Trick formation. Clemson did not adjust.

Missed tackle by Christian on third play.

Robinson lost receiver on touchdown. Not sure if he had help but can't lose receiver.

CU 1st C25 03:38 Kickoff A39 14:50 Punt 11-36 3:48

Trick snap on direct snap to Ellington is a nice twist.

Tough run by Boyd for first down.

Great balance by Ellington.

Illegal substitution penalty hurt drive.

Blitz on third down leads to sack.

Punt downed at the one.

AU 2nd A01 14:50 Punt C48 13:07 Fumble 4-51 1:43

Anthony miss fit in first nine yard run.

Auburn fullback impressive block on Willard on 30 yard run.

Josh WatsonJosh Watson
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caused fumble. Willard recovers.

CU 2nd C48 13:07 Fumble A23 10:06 *FIELD GOAL 9-29 3:01

Good check down on first play. Didn't force throw.

Second check down to Peake on this drive.

Ford two catches lead to first downs.

False start on Brandon ThomasBrandon Thomas
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Spartanburg, SC

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Drop ball by Bryant.

Drop by Ford would have been first down.

AU 2nd A25 10:06 Kickoff A33 08:43 Interception 4-8 1:23

Coverage led to sack on second play.

Three man front, Beasley in on passing situation.

Rashard HallRashard Hall
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St. Augustine, FL

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pick. Basically a 52-yard punt.

CU 2nd C15 08:43 Interception A00 07:26 *TOUCHDOWN 3-85 1:17#

Magnificent balance on Ellington's brilliant long run.

Beasley great block on McDowell touchdown. Nice cut by McDowell.

AU 2nd A25 07:26 Kickoff C20 01:24 *FIELD GOAL 12-55 6:02#

Loss of containment on first down run.

Coverage led to Willard sack. Crawford covered throw back.

Ran a lot of different looks on defense. Over/under look. Three man front. Pressure eight man fronts.

Caught in corner blitz on long pass. Lost tight end on long pass.

Reed lost the back line on pass. Another blown coverage.

Breeland reads screen beautifully. Great recognition.

Clemson should have called time out to save time before field goal.

CU 2nd C25 01:24 Kickoff A38 00:08 Missed FG 9-37 1:16

Nice catch and move by Humphries.

Penalty hurt another long pass to Nuk.

Great protection on entire drive. Coverage sack.

AU 2nd A38 00:08 Missed FG A38 00:00 End of half 1-0 0:08

AU 3rd A25 15:00 Kickoff C45 12:51 Punt 5-30 2:09

Cut back runs hurt. Backside linebacker over ran too many plays.

Penalty put Auburn behind the chains.

Anthony tipped away third down pass to end drive.

CU 3rd C16 12:51 Punt C24 11:42 Punt 3-8 1:09

Boyd nice run for eight yards but drive stalled on second and third down.

Nice coverage on punt by Willard.

AU 3rd A40 11:42 Punt C28 08:38 *FIELD GOAL 7-32 3:04

Much better fits against the run on this drive.

Great short yardage stop to force field goal.

CU 3rd C15 08:33 Kickoff A19 04:39 *FIELD GOAL 13-66 3:54#

Freeman great block on first down Ellington run.

22 yard pass to Ford underneath safeties.

Great pace on this drive. Fastest drive on the night. Great balance.

Beasley very physical.

Boyd avoids sack and gets field position.

Fourth down conversion on short yardage.

Nuk drop hurt drive.

Ford drop ended drive.

AU 3rd A25 04:39 Kickoff C10 00:55 *FIELD GOAL 10-65 3:44#

Coverage sack.

McCalleb's speed tough to defend.

DBs have a hard time finding the football.

Red zone defense again a key.

CU 3rd C15 00:51 Kickoff C40 14:53 Interception 4-25 0:58

Interception result of pass behind Cooper.

AU 4th C35 14:53 Interception C19 12:50 *FIELD GOAL 6-16 2:03#

Great defense after turnover. Poor field position but key the game was defense on this drive.

Meeks third touchdown saving tackle of the game.

Anthony fit the running game better on this drive.

Crawford almost picked off screen. Willard tipped ball.

CU 4th C25 12:50 Kickoff A00 09:17 *TOUCHDOWN 10-75 3:33#

Boyd quicker on big 27 yard run.

Third down run by Boyd kept drive alive.

Boyd got hit in the midsection but Stoudt managed the game well.

Ellington's toughness key to the drive.

Great throw and catch on TD pass.

Eight runs on drive.

AU 4th A21 09:09 Kickoff A36 05:59 Punt 6-15 3:10

Much better linebacker play in second half.

Discipline on the end around led to negative yardage play.

Nice open field tackle on Lutzenkirchen by Hall.

CU 4th C20 05:59 Punt A01 01:24 *FIELD GOAL 11-79 4:35#

Third down conversion Boyd run and big block by Ford.

Third down short yardage conversion on Beasley block.

On Ellington's game clinching 45 yard run great blocks by Thomas, Beasley, Freeman and Nuk. Ellington's speed and power caused missed tackle by safety.

Confusion on second down hurt drive.

AU 4th A25 01:24 Kickoff A34 00:00 Downs 6-9 1:24

Vic Bealsey provided great pressure on two plays including his sack.

Goodman also provided great pressure.

Clemson pressured Fraizer even out of the three man fronts.

CU 4th A34 00:00 Downs A34 00:00 End of half 0-0 0:00

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Prayer List

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If you are offended by prayer or prayer lists then I apologize in advance. The blog is free and the prayer list will be on the bottom of the page so you don’t have to read it.

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Those who need our prayers include:Finn Brookover, Mary-Louise Pawlowski (John's daughter), Jo Ann Bachman, Kenneth Bryant, Pruitt Martin, Got igers and his family, David Rowland, Leonard, Gillespie and his family, Jim S, Daniel Rosborough, The Huffman family, Nancy Winkler, John Reeve, Ethel Southard, Vinnie Brock, Kaitlyn L, Susan Miller, Joyce Harley, Steve Proveaux, Jeffrey Greene, the Hutto family, Sherl Drawdy, Caleb Kennedy, Teresa O'Connor, Matt Jacobs,Perrin Seigler, Candee Massee, Lindsey Jordan, Sam Catoe, Tyler Felch, the Nicolopulos family, "the Jacksonville, FL guys", Kim Sims, the Coyle family, Ryleigh Tedder, Steve Lee, Kelly Trakas, Jimmy Moore, the Thomas. V Family, Emary Claire Young, Kitty Bowers,Julie Locke, the Scheider family, Lauren Kittles' family, Frank Gentry, Joyce Bussey, Stacey McKeown, Dale Childs, Larry Lentz, Jr, Carl Sharperson, Scott Hannon, William Perry, Tyler Swaney, Lillian, Mark Feit, David Frame, Chad Berry, the family of Matthew M. Watson, the Dowis family, Shervin Messer, Alan Putnam, the Olivers, Lee Tate, Ronnie Abrams, Eddie Greene, the Jackson family, Bill Vader, Jim Taylor, Tina DeWitt, Rock Horne, Christopher Tuten, Bobby Wayne Thomas, Emma and Danielle Carothers, Robert Ditty, Mr. and Mrs. Murray Smith, Dot Cartee, Ayden Mills, Millie Heatley, Lynn Martin and family, Michael Pinson, Jake David family, Angie Crowley, Ira, Mike Tolson, Poly Wells, Dr. Muriel Bishop, Jack Cunningham, Emily Jefford Meister, Zachary Stoller, Aaron Clackum, Pat James, Cortney Moore, William Moore, Angelia and Savannah Anderson, William Ross, Meredith Legg, Scott Johns, Frank Carroll, Brandon ThompsonBrandon Thompson
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, Alvin Sammons, Georgine McAlhaney, Glen Davis, Mike Price, Clay Childers, Aaron Knight, Danielle Johnston and family, Nicholas Abrams, Lana Kuykendall, Gary, Billy McLeroy, Gary G., William Huggins, Jim Bennett, Chantz Fowler, Ethel McElveen, Michele Gurganus, William Gentry, Lewis Usher and Tanya Sanders, Shon Cooper, Nick Collins, Travis Patterson, Nick Chrisley.

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