Dan Scott Prediction: Clemson at Maryland


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An easy week last Saturday for both the Tigers and me, good enough to get us both headed back in the right direction. Question is, have either of us really improved much? Let's find out.

CLEMSON AT MARYLAND

WHEN CLEMSON HAS THE BALL

Will the running game disappear again, maintaining its almost week-on, week-off consistency? Or can the big boys up front, with Thomas Austin apparently solidifying the center position, keep Davis and Spiller running free? Maryland linebacker Henderson is the real deal, a player to be accounted for on every snap. Keep him occupied with the run, and Cullen Harper could have another big passing day.

ADVANTAGE - CLEMSON

WHEN MARYLAND HAS THE BALL

The Terps are beat up on the offensive line, but as Tommy Bowden pointed out earlier this week it only takes five to play and Clemson isn't rushing the passer well at all. Since Jordan Steffy went down at quarterback, the Maryland offense has looked better under backup Chris Turner. Word is Steffy might be back for some snaps this week, and if he is that could bode well for Clemson. Still, Ralph Friedgen seems to find a way against the Tigers, especially late in games. And, seeing as how I expect this to be close coming down the stretch...

ADVANTAGE - MARYLAND

SPECIAL TEAMS

Last week's performance vs. Central Michigan aside, I'm still not convinced all the problems are fixed. Friedgen's teams are usually solid in this area.

ADVANTAGE - MARYLAND

INTANGIBLES

Jump on me if you want (and I know you will), but the Friedgen Factor always weighs heavily here. Pun only partially intended. He has had an inordinate amount of success against the Tigers.

ADVANTAGE - MARYLAND

BOTTOM LINE

I struggled with this one for a long time. But I think in this case I need to stick to my preseason pick on this one. If I'm wrong, I'm sure I'll hear about it. And I'm prepared for it, one way or the other.

THE PICK

Maryland 21, Clemson 17

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spacer Dan Scott Prediction: Clemson at Maryland
B-Meist®
spacer If Maryland's O is better than our D
jonnyboy
spacer I don't think Maryland's O is better than our D....***
joeythefoot
spacer Dan Scott does***
jonnyboy
spacer Re: Dan Scott does***
2OldTigers
spacer the dude that wrote the article making the prediction***
jonnyboy
spacer Maryland doesn't sniff 17 points!!!
ISpeakTheTruth
spacer BOOO this man.......***
shirsch
spacer The Bottom Line: Agree or Disagree?? Please answer
orangeman
spacer Getting fired up over a predicted lose?***
RC Tiger®
spacer Getting fired up over a predicted lose?***
RC Tiger®
spacer Clemson 31, Maryland 27***
tigersbite®
spacer Clemson 1 more point than Maryland.
GeeVille Tiger
spacer Re: Clemson 1 more point than Maryland.
JVTiger
spacer I'm a Clemson Fan. I always pick Clemson.
kiggity
spacer Re: I'm a Clemson Fan. I always pick Clemson.
kiggity
spacer I say Clemson 17-14***
joeythefoot
spacer Clemson 28 Marylnad 17...
clemtigr77
spacer This is the most ridiculous post...
Easy G
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clemsontigers0326
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HUGHESEQ
spacer Dan Scott Prediction = Garbage***
saiken79®
spacer you would've said the same thing if he'd picked GT or VT &
ClemsonFanSince80
spacer GT maybe, but not VT...predicting VT woulda been rational..
stealthb08
spacer And you think WE'RE a "Strong" team?***
RU4GOD2®
spacer My pick earlier this week too, hope i'm wrong!***
gatecitytiger
spacer Re: Dan Scott Prediction: Clemson at Maryland
icebucket
spacer Re: Holding on BC
MtPTiger®
spacer Re: Holding on BC
JVTiger
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billysbrice
spacer Apparently the one you want to lose...***
joeythefoot
spacer Prediction: CU leads early. Conservative Spence blows it.****
Razzmatazz
spacer Tigers 31 Twerps 14... Vols > Coots. Another great Saturday***
Airport4®
spacer Re: Dan Scott Prediction: Clemson at Maryland
eaddydav
spacer Good call. As long as TB is coach will we lose games like
MacinTiger
spacer Re: Good call. As long as TB is coach will we lose games like
CUatTheRock
spacer give the Tommy Bowden thing a rest!!!!!!***
eflandtigerfan
spacer Re: give the Tommy Bowden thing a rest!!!!!!***
lawntiger
spacer Re: give the Tommy Bowden thing a rest!!!!!!***
Orange T-Square
spacer Correct, otherwise, there wouldn't be a Friedgen factor.***
greene
spacer Predictions are a waste of time and completely irrelevant***
saiken79®
spacer so why did you read it?***
Completely Solid Orange®
spacer Kind of like posts.***
greene
spacer yep***
saiken79®
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orangeman
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mtnbee
spacer I agree with Dan
Tim317®
spacer Maybe you should re-think watching sports
coby D tiger
spacer CLEMSON 35 MARYLAND 10. DAN HAS A TURTLE CRUSH
GWC
spacer Guess Dan isn't a true fan huh?
TIGERCOOK®
spacer I thought being realistic = COOT!***
Gmurra999®
spacer Re: I thought being realistic = COOT!***
Tiger K Town
spacer Re: I thought being realistic = COOT!***
Tiger K Town
spacer Re: Dan Scott Prediction: Clemson at Maryland
Tiger K Town
spacer lot of respect for Dan, hope he is wrong
CATFISH1965
spacer Dan, you have been negative all week on your talk show...
designer tiger
spacer People should realize by now
coby D tiger
spacer Re: People should realize by now
JVTiger
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biggvern23
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Fripps
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Fripps
spacer Suck It Dan!!!! CU 30 UMD 17********************
64Tiger®
spacer GREAT CALL, DAN!!! LMMFAO!!!!***
Tigerpride2
spacer Maybe Dan should have spent less time hollering in my
coby D tiger
spacer Ohh, and if you ever, for any reason
coby D tiger
spacer lol posting under this after the game is laughable
clemtiger117
spacer Tool post.
Completely Solid Orange®
spacer Re: Ohh, and if you ever, for any reason
iamtiger82
spacer Dan Scott: Pretty consistent***
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