Posted September 09, 2012 on
When a team like Clemson hosts a team like Ball State early in a season, there are three main goals for the home team.

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Ball State at CLEMSON (-27.5): I know this is a huge number and generally I stay away from big favorites, but the talent in this game is so lopsided I can’t help myself. I am not just talking about their rankings either. Clemson is bigger, much faster, and more talented on the offensive and defensive side of the ball. I don’t believe Clemson should have much of a hangover from...

Quoteboard: Clemson 52 Ball State 27

CLEMSON - The recipe to beat Ball State was quite simple, really. Jump out to an early lead and don't look back.

BOX: Clemson 52 Ball State 27

CLEMSON - Stats from Clemson's second win of the season.

AUDIO: Dabo on Ball State win

CLEMSON - Dabo Swinney reviews the 52-27 win over Ball State.

HALFTIME: Clemson 45 Ball State 10

CLEMSON - It's halftime in Death Valley and No. 12 Clemson leads Ball State, 45-10.

Where was Montravius Adams?'s No. 1 defensive tackle wasn't able to make it to Clemson for the Ball State game. What happened? CUTigers talked with the five-star standout Saturday night to get the latest.

Ready for round three

CLEMSON - Dabo Swinney discusses yesterday's win over Ball State and looks ahead to the Furman game.

Home opener visitor photo gallery

CLEMSON - Images of Saturday's visitors for the home opener against Ball State.
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