Notre Dame Review
|Monday, October 5, 2015, 9:34 AM- -|
Notre Dame Review
This one was special. There will be so many things we will remember about Clemson's 24-22 win for years. Clemson beat the sixth-ranked team in America. They beat a storied program. They won in an extremely difficult conditions. This was simply one of the best wins in the history of the program.
We learned a lot about both of these teams. The lines of scrimmage played a huge role in this one. Clemson got the best of the Irish for most of the game. All of the talk in the days leading up to the game centered on Notre Dame's lines of scrimmage, but perhaps the best news in this one is how well Clemson's lines of scrimmage played.
The game was a chess match. Both teams had to adjust due to the weather and the early scores changed the game as well. Clemson ran
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This was a smash mouth game. Both teams are big-bodied teams and this was a physical four quarter game. This was a hard hitting game that took its toll on both teams.
This game had it all. If wanted drama, you got it Saturday night. You can't get more dramatic than what we saw. I don't know who wrote the script, but this one was high drama.
If you wanted atmosphere, you got it Saturday night. Apparently Governor Nicki Haley doesn't have a lot of pull with Clemson fans. She advised people to stay home if you didn't have t be there. I guess 82,000 people had to be there. The atmosphere was amazing. It was not easy for that many people to get to Clemson. It certainly wasn't easy to sit in the weather for four hours. The fans showed up early. It was great to see so many fans and so many students there so early. The crowd brought energy for four quarters, and it made a big difference.
If you wanted weather, you got it. What we saw was some of the worst weather conditions I have witnessed
The Tigers won despite not playing its best game. They did so by getting supreme efforts from so many contributors. Who would have thought the offensive line would produce a 200-yard rushing attack? Who would have thought the Tigers would outrush the Irish? Who would have thought that
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The win means a lot to the immediate future. Clemson stayed in the national title hunt with the win and is ranked sixth in the coaches poll.
This was another statement game like recent games with LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Auburn, Georgia, and FSU.
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Yes, this one was huge. This is one we will remember for a long time and now the 2015 season has a chance to give us even more memories.
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