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A New Year’s Eve Party in AtlantaThe Tigers of LSU and the Tigers of Clemson play in stadiums nicknamed, “DEATH VALLEY,” but this Monday night they will be playing in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome. A December thirty-first bowl was not the bowl that the LSU Tigernation had in mind but, nonetheless, this is a good bowl to be in. LSU is 5-0 in the Chick-fil-a Bowl. This matchup has the whole nation talking because, this game matches one of the country’s best offenses against one of the best defenses. Both Tiger teams are 10-2 and this game will be the only bowl played at 7:30 ET on New Year’s Eve. LSU has only played Clemson two times in history, the Peach Bowl(now the Chick-fil-a Bowl) in 1996 and also the Sugar Bowl in 1959. LSU has beaten Clemson both times. Will the Fighting Tigers of LSU get the win again?
A lot of people see this matchup with LSU winning by a huge 20 pt. spread. I am not sure if it will be that easy, however. Clemson’s offense is ranked in the top ten for overall offens...
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Chandler Catanzaro kicked a 37-yard field goal as time expired to give No. 14 Clemson a wild 25-24 win over No. 9 Louisiana State in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Monday night.
Trailing 24-22, Clemson (11-2) took possession on its 20 with 1:39 remaining. Tajh Boyd completed a pass for 26 yards to DeAndre Hopkins on a fourth-and-16 play during the decisive 10-play drive.
The most obvious matchup of strengths Monday night in the Chick-fil-A Bowl will be Clemson's high-scoring spread offense against Louisiana State's defense.
Each unit ranks among the top 10 nationally.
A closer look shows No. 9 LSU's pass defense hasn't been so stingy lately. LSU gave up more than 300 yards passing in three straight wins over Mississippi State, Mississippi...
Clemson Tiger wide receiver Sammy Watkins that is Clemson’s most dynamic player was forced to be carted off the field by a hit by an LSU Tiger. Watkins was obviously emotional over the event and had a towel over his head while be carted off the field. Who can blame the kid? The guy has heart. Tajh Boyd has been getting abused by LSU’s defense and Barkevious Mingo especially.
#8 LSU vs. #14 Clemson
Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
Monday, December 31st, 7:30 PM on ESPN
The Peach Bowl began as a Lions Club fundraiser in 1968, but its massive sponsorship deal with Chick-fil-A and tie-ins with the ACC and SEC have turned it into one of the marquee non-BCS bowls in the last decade. The bowl has the longest active sellout streak of non-BCS bowls, and third...
Whoever is running the @OrangeBowl definitely doesn’t lack a sense of humor. In last years’ Orange Bowl, the West Virginia Mountaineers defeated the Clemson Tigers 70 to 33 in what was a complete blow out. West Virginia subsequently put up a billboard to display the score of the game that also happened to be their speed limit. Well, whoever is running the Orange Bowl’s Twitter...
After the Clemson Tigers drilled a field goal as time expired to defeat the LSU Tigers in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl on Monday night (New Year's Eve 2K12) Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney had a fantastic interview with an ESPN reporter.
Check out the frickin' spectacular speech:
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Who: Clemson Tigers (10-2) vs LSU Tigers (10-2)
When: New Year's Eve, 7:30 PM EST
Line: LSU by 6
Ross: Great defense, meet great offense. LSU had the 11th best scoring defense (16.9 ppg),10th best rush defense (102 ypg), and 20th best pass defense (194 ypg). On the other hand, Clemson had the 6th best scoring offense (42.3 ppg), 32nd...
Xylina McDaniel scored 19 points and had six steals as No. 16 North Carolina used a key 19-2 second-half run to come back and beat Clemson 65-58 Sunday in each team's Atlantic Coast Conference opener.
The Tar Heels (13-1) trailed 43-35 after Chancie Dunn's layup for Clemson. McDaniel responded with a layup with 12:20 left, sparking the 19-2 run that put UNC up 54-45 with...