Athlon Sports prediction on Clemson-OU


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Athlon Sports prediction on Clemson-OU

Athlon Sports has released its 2014 Russell Athletic Bowl Preview and predict the Sooners in a comfortable win against the Tigers 27-17.

(via Athlon Sports) Clemson has struggled in a big way without Watson under center and Stoudt hasn’t proven the ability to move the ball efficiently and consistently against Power 5 teams. The Tigers' saving grace is one of the best defenses in the land. Oklahoma, meanwhile, is as healthy as it’s been in months on offense and is just as stingy on defense as Clemson. The question of motivation might favor the Tigers but is that enough to overcome what should be an ugly offensive performance?

The Tigers have the #1 total defense in the nation (259.6 ypg) and 62th ranked in total offense (410.1 ypg). The Tiger's defense has 44 sacks on the season and is ranked #1 in the nation with 122 tackles for loss.

In contrast, Oklahoma is 54th ranked in total defense (382.3 ypg) and 20th ranked in total offense (480.5 ypg). Running back Samaje Perine has rushed for 1,579 yards and 21 touchdowns this season.

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spacer I don't see how we can be predicted to win...
franc1968®
spacer Re: I don't see how we can be predicted to win...
tigerfanatic1
spacer OU 2 CU 0. Is that low enough?***
argonaut1992®
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sspassport®
spacer And I think I'll take
sckick
spacer Re: And I think I'll take
ClemsonZJ
spacer GT had like 13 offensive points***
SquishyWaffle
spacer Gotta be careful about that though because, as we've seen
TigersAndCubs
spacer They may be right.
Country Gentleman®
spacer I might be crazy - but it just may be a lunatic you're ...
Tropical
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ladytigsocrfan
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badb
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TigerFanClint
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tigersincepell®
spacer Our D will do enough for the win.... but
STERLING®
spacer That's the safe bet ... the smart bet ... but,
apextiger®
spacer We have to play clean football though and be somewhat
TigersAndCubs
spacer Tigers need big "scoring" plays on O and ST - momentum
Tropical
spacer they need to get behind cole!
thollin
spacer How is OU's defense just as stingy as Clemson's when......
TigerAidan
spacer Re: How is OU's defense just as stingy as Clemson's when......
RayHartFordTiger
spacer Re: How is OU's defense just as stingy as Clemson's when......
Cletiger10
spacer But not that much better. Big 12 offenses are way down
william
spacer They do? I thought they didn't play D in the Big 12***
SquishyWaffle
spacer Always fun to look back at "Prediction" threads afterwards.
apextiger®
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