In the beauty contest that is the weekly national polls, Clemson lately has been viewed as Miss Wyoming, very attractive but no knockout like Miss California. The close win over North Carolina apparently created blemishes the voters think they see in the Tigers. They are still #2 by the coaches but received four fewer first place votes than the previous week. And the media voted them down to #4 this week.
The criticism Clemson is receiving is pointed mostly at the offense, though the kicking game gets some as well. And quarterback Trevor Lawrence is the focal point. Yes, his numbers are down some compared to last season, and he’s doubled his interceptions from all of last season to eight, but he is still directing an offense that’s averaging 40 points and 505 yards per game.
The Tigers return home this Saturday night for Homecoming against a Boston College team Vegas has made a 34 point underdog. Co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott, receiver Joseph Ngata and defensive tackle Nyles Pinckney met with the media this week and talked about where things are with this team.
Jeff Scott was happy with Travis Etienne’s day vs Louisville
Joseph Ngata on his late first half TD catch vs Louisville
Nyles Pinckney on the defense trying to live up to history