Quick halftime analysis - "Clemson 21, Wofford 21"


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Quick halftime analysis - "Clemson 21, Wofford 21"

What went right: The offense looked good at times. Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
RS So. Quarterback
#10 6-1, 230
Hampton, VA

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hit Martavis BryantMartavis Bryant
Fr. Wide Receiver
#1 6-4, 195
Anderson, SC

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on a 42-yard touchdown pass, and Andre EllingtonAndre Ellington
RS Jr. Running Back
#23 5-10, 190
Moncks Corner, SC

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had a 74-yard touchdown run.
Later in the half, with Clemson trailing 21-13, Boyd hit Watkins over the middle on a 38-yard touchdown pass, showing incredible hands on the grab. Boyd then hit Nuk Hopkins on the two-point conversion.
The Tigers also had 305 yards of total offense.


What went wrong: A LOT. Poor tackling by the defense plagued the Tigers last week and is a problem again this week. The defense also allowed a long touchdown pass by Wofford – 66 yards – after the receiver was left all alone in the secondary.

Wofford faced a 3rd-and-9 in the second quarter, and converted on a RUN, which is unacceptable for a team that is supposed to have more size, speed and talent. The hole on third down was huge.

Later in the drive, the Terriers converted on fourth down on fake punt, the punter rumbling 26 yards for a first down in Clemson territory. Later in the drive, the Wofford offensive line bowled over the Clemson defense at the goal line for a 21-13 lead.

The offensive line continues to have problems gaining one or two yards on crucial downs. The Tigers also allowed four first half sacks of Boyd.

The kicking game looks like a mess again. A botched hold led to the lack of a conversion on an extra point, and Chandler CatanzaroChandler Catanzaro
RS So. Punter / Kicker
#39 6-2, 205
Greenville, SC

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missed a 43-yard field goal.

Turning Point of the half: An offsides penalty by Wofford late in the first half gave the Tigers a first down, and the Tigers made them pay on a scoring toss from Boyd to Watkins.

Stat of the half: Wofford has completed just one pass, but it was a 66-yard pass that resulted in a touchdown. In fact, the Terriers have attempted just three passes and Clemson still can’t stop the run.

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