As they prepare for Saturday night’s game at Florida State, Clemson players on both sides of the line have plenty to think about. The defensive guys have to prepare for the ACC’s #2 scoring offense. The Seminoles average nearly 34 points per game, and it’s a balanced attack…214 yards per game thru the air, 196 on the ground. they are converting 50% of their their down attempts.
Quarterback Christian Ponder is third in the ACC in passing effeciency, but he has an elbow injury that required draining yesterday. Of course, Ponder was injured in last year’s loss at Clemson when he attempted to tackle DeAndre McDaniel on an interception return. The Clemson defense is playing at a very high level right now having allowed just four touchdowns over the last four games. The Tigers lead the ACC in scoring defense at 17.6 points per game.
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The Tigers’ offense will face the ACC’s #3 defense. The Seminoles are yielding 333 yards per game, most of that thru the air. FSU is giving up 227 passing yards per game. But teams that try to pass a lot on the Seminoles pay a price. They lead the nation with 38 sacks but have just 7 interceptions. Sophomore DE Brandon Jenkins is second in the ACC with 10 sacks.
Saturday night’s game will kickoff at 8:00 PM on ABC. Florida State is an eight point favorite.