Cynics will point to the opponents but you can’t ignore the fact that the last two weeks the Clemson offense has looked awfully good. It’s hard to do what the Tigers have done against air, let alone against live competition.
In their wins over Wake Forest and Syracuse, Chad Morris’ offense totaled 105 points and 1197 yards. Quarterback Tajh Boyd in the two games hit on 37 of 51 passes for 766 yards and 8 touchdowns. And Sammy Watkins combined for 10 catches for 239 yards and 2 touchdowns in those games.
The Clemson offense looks like the proverbial well oiled machine right now. Can a better defense slow the Tigers down? We’ll find out in a couple of weeks when Florida State comes to Death Valley. But for now the Tigers can relish in the eye-popping numbers they are producing.
The Tigers are 14th in the country and 2nd in the ACC in total offense at 514 yards per game. Boyd is 6th in the country and 2nd in the league in passing efficiency.