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Without a doubt, this Clemson Tigers team is the most talented team that has come to the Carrier Dome in a long time—maybe even back to the Auburn team that travelled to the Dome in 2001 that went undefeated just two years later.
Here are some keys for the Orange to keep the game close and maybe have a chance to win it in the end.
Matchup of DBs vs. Tajh Boyd, Sammy Watkins and Clemson offense:
Tajh Boyd is a legitimate Heisman hopeful leading a team that could possibly go to the National Championship game. The Orange’s defensive backs have shown a tendency to lose a receiver early in the year (see Allen Robinson and Tony Jones). The defensive backs will be called upon this week to try to contain Sammy Watkins. Watkins is about as explosive a playmaker as there is in college football. Watkins can score any time he touches the ball thanks in part to his 4.3 40-yard dash speed. Syracuse’s defensive backs need to stay tough in coverage and cannot miss the tackles that they have misse...
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With his Clemson Tigers up 35-7 against Syracuse, coach Dabo Swinney decided to go for it on a fourth down. Orange coach Scot Shafer let the cuss words fly.
The No. 3 ranked Clemson Tigers will play against a fellow ACC school on Saturday in the Syracuse Orange.
Clemson enters this game at 4-0 while Syracuse is 2-2.
Coverage of Saturday’s game between Clemson and Syracuse will air on ABC or ESPN2 depending on where you live. The Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York will host the game which has a 3:30 pm ET kickoff time....
Syracuse opened conference play in their new affiliation in less than impressive fashion as the Clemson Tigers showed why they are one of the nations best.
Syracuse has arguably the biggest game on their schedule on Saturday when the third ranked Clemson Tigers come to town. CuseNation.com takes a statistical look at both teams entering the contest.
CUTigers checks in with center Ryan Norton as the Tigers get ready to head north to Syracuse.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The third-ranked Clemson Tigers are on the road for the second time this season. Today, they're in Upstate New York to welcome Syracuse to the ACC.
Our ACC basketball previews continue with the Clemson Tigers who will be looking for someone to step up in the paint this season.
ACC Season Previews
Boston College | Clemson
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Record Last Season
13 - 18, 5 - 13 ACC
Syracuse loses 49-14 to #3 Clemson. Here’s my knee-jerk reaction:
-Tajh Boyd and the Clemson offense is fantastic. The Tigers carved up the Syracuse secondary right from the opening drive. That’s one of the best attacks in the country. If the Tigers beat Florida State they have a very real shot at the national championship game. SU’s defense just doesn’t have the talent to...
CLEMSON - Fear not, residents of Japan. While Kalon Davis might be close to the same size as Godzilla, he comes in peace.
Tajh Boyd kept his Heisman Trophy aspirations intact, throwing for 455 yards and five touchdowns in three quarters of work, and No. 3 Clemson beat Syracuse 49-14 on Saturday to spoil the Orange's Atlantic Coast Conference debut.
Boyd, who matched his school record in TD passes, hit Adam Humphries with scoring passes of 60 and 42 yards in the first quarter to help stake the Tigers...
What there to say? The Clemson Tigers are for real. Tajh Boyd is certainly for real. And Sammy Watkins is for real. As a whole, they just looked bigger, stronger and faster (at least for a while). The Syracuse Orange had some opportunities but refused to get out of their own way long enough to take advantage of those opportunities. And in the end, Clemson rolled to a 49-14 victory...
Syracuse defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough smiled a nervous smile. Just the thought of preparing to face Tajh Boyd can have that effect.
At least Bullough has had a bye week to help prepare for Clemson's star quarterback and the No. 3 Tigers (4-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who visit the Carrier Dome on Saturday.
''He challenges everybody,'' Bullough...
Clemson is giving Syracuse a rough welcome to the ACC this afternoon, as the Tigers have taken a 35-7 lead into halftime at the Carrier Dome. The thing is – it could have been worse. Clemson elected to go for it on fourth-and-goal just before the half ended, but Tigers quarterback Tajh Boyd was sacked by defensive tackle Jay Bromley before the play could really develop.
Johnny Manziel and Texas A&M had the week off to prepare for Ole Miss. Though the toughest part of Manziel’s season, his matchup with Alabama, is behind him, he still has plenty of chances to make an impact in the Heisman race with strong performances against schools like upcoming Auburn and Mississippi State, not to mention a showcase meeting with LSU as the...
Coming off a productive bye week, Cameron Lynch is ready to get the show on the road against Clemson. The junior linebacker talks about Clemson's high-powered offense, quarterback Tajh Boyd and more inside.