Appalachian State Review
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Appalachian State Review
We learned a little more about this Clemson team Saturday, but bigger test await.
Saturday was part two of the pre-conference schedule for the Tigers, and while this one was a little tougher, Clemson passed the test with flying colors.
Defense was the story in the 41-10 win over Appalachian State Saturday. The Tigers' D scored on a
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It was a good thing the defense played well because the offense sputtered early before getting on track in the second quarter. There were three different time frames of the offense Saturday. Early the Tigers struggled. In the second quarter
Deshaun WatsonDeshaun Watson
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View Full Profile and crew got everything on track, and finally the second unit and reserves struggled in the second half.
The special teams were a mixed bag. Ray Ray McCloud had a nice 73-yard kick-off return, but the Tigers kick-off coverage was suspect as well.
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Penalties were an issue as the Tigers had nine penalties for 75 yards and the bad snap in the shotgun showed up again. And the offensive line was not nearly as dominant as they were in week one.
However, there were still some bright spots offensively.
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Defensively, it was stars like
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Much like the season opener against Wofford, Clemson was able to play a ton of players Saturday. This time the second and third units had issues.
The pre-conference segment of the schedule is complete. Clemson looked very dominating as it should against these two programs.
Mike WilliamsMike Williams
Jr. Wide Receiver
#7 6-4, 213
View Full Profile neck injury was probably the biggest news of the first two contest, but Clemson's defense was the other major story line.
I like where this team is heading into Thursday night's game at Louisville. I hope I like where it is heading into an off-week starting Friday. The Louisville game looks less intimidating after the Cardinals fell to 0-2 with a home loss to Houston. Clemson enters the game as a five-point favorite.
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