Instant Halftime Analysis: Clemson 21, Georgia 21
|Saturday, August 30, 2014 8:03 PM- -|
ATHENS, GA – Most of the national media was concerned that Clemson wouldn’t be able to hang with Georgia after the loss of
Tajh Boyd They were wrong – at least in the first half. The 2014 rematch of the instant border rivalry classic that was played in Death Valley a year ago was just as exciting as it was the first time around. Clemson and Georgia are tied at the half at 21-21, the same score as 2013.
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They were wrong – at least in the first half.
The 2014 rematch of the instant border rivalry classic that was played in Death Valley a year ago was just as exciting as it was the first time around.
Clemson and Georgia are tied at the half at 21-21, the same score as 2013.
Player of the half: Todd Gurley was the best player on the field, hands down. Gurley was simply electric during his time on the field. Gurley had four rushes for 44 yards and a score, along with a 100-yard kickoff return. On the return, the only person who touched Gurley was his blocker when Gurley put his hand on his shoulder.
Stat of the half: Despite the three-and-outs, Clemson ran 54 offensive plays to Georgia’s 27.
What’s working for the Tigers:Outside of two drives, Clemson defense played relatively well during the first half. Georgia had 126 total yards – 58 rushing and 68 passing. The defense had to work with a short field three times in the half.
Deshaun WatsonDeshaun Watson
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What’s not working for the Tigers:Dropped passes are killing Clemson’s offense. On back-to-back possessions in the first quarter,
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What the Tigers need to do to win: Containing Todd Gurley is the key to beating Georgia. Whether it’s in the back field, at receiver or returning kickoffs , Clemson’s defense and special teams need to stop keep Gurley inside the tackles to eliminate the big plays. Offensively, Clemson need to eliminate the three-and-outs to give its defense rest and simply catch the ball.
Other stats - Clemson had 276 yards of total offense.
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