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No. 1 Florida St survives against No. 22 Clemson

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) No. 1 Florida State seemed destined to lose with its Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Jameis Winston standing on the sideline, suspended and relegated to cheerleader. Sean Maguire hung in with an up-and-down effort as Winston's replacement and Florida State escaped with a 23-17 overtime victory Saturday night over No. 22 Clemson, but every miscue by...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

FSU Overcomes Clemson, 23-17: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Admittedly, this FSU fan had a hard time with this game. There are times when you cannot separate the job you do and the team you want to root for. Saturday night, it was hard to write about my team – the one that just had its star player make another error in judgment.AGAIN!Seminoles fans have to be tired of the antics of Jameis Winston. They should be tired of apologies and chances...
Via Football Nation
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: This Washington Post Headline About Clemson ‘Clemsoning’ Against Florida State Is Hilarious

Saturday night’s loss to Florida State was an excellent example of “Clemsoning.” The game featured a late FSU touchdown to tie the game in the fourth quarter because a Clemson defender fell down, two missed field goals by Tigers’ kicker Ammon Lakip, and a 23-17 loss in overtime to the Seminoles’ backup quarterback. While you can argue that there have been better examples...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson Tigers: 5 Takeaways From Loss to FSU

The Clemson Tigers played top ranked Florida State to overtime this past Saturday night but fell 23-17.  This article looks at five takeaways for Clemson going forward in the season.First,  Clemson showed that the kicking game is vital to victory. While punter Bradley Pinion had a great game, averaging 43.1 yards a punt and a successful extra point attempt,  the same cannot be...
Via Football Nation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson OL Kalon Davis’ eyes made everyone uneasy Saturday night

Clemson and Florida State played a hard-fought game Saturday with the Seminoles coming out on top. But the coin toss to start the overtime period is getting talked about just as much as the game. As the captains came out for the coin toss, Clemson OL Kalon Davis came out and started to make everyone at home start to feel a little uneasy. Davis’s eyes looked liked something from...
Via No Guts, No Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

FSU Locker Room Celebration After Beating Clemson (Videos)

Nothing is more fun to watch than a team celebrating after a huge, emotional win. Thanks to former FSU safety LeRoy Butler, the public is able to have a glimpse into the locker room after the Seminoles took down the Clemson Tigers in a dramatic overtime victory. [h/t College Spun]
Via BlackSportsOnline
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cameron Erving’s Stock Sliding Thanks to Beasley’s Big Night, and More ACC Scouting Notes

The big battle of Week 3 happened last night in the ACC, as Florida State met Clemson without sophomore quarterback Jameis Winston, and two of this game’s top prospects were lined up against each other for the second straight season. Last year, Florida State left tackle Cameron Erving held his own against Clemson defensive end Vic Beasley, holding the potential first-round pick...
Via Optimum Scouting
9 days ago  |  Discuss

With Clemson ahead, UNC moves on from ECU loss

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina linebacker Jeff Schoettmer didn't even bother to watch the film of his last game. ''We went right on to Clemson,'' Schoettmer said Monday. That made it easier for him to try and forget what was arguably the worst defensive performance in school history. The Tar Heels' holes were exposed in a big way by instate rival East...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dabo Swinney Says He’s Never Had A Freshman Like QB Deshaun Watson, ‘Sammy Watkins Included’

Deshaun Watson has the chance to become a superstar. Clemson’s freshman quarterback showed that on Saturday night during the Tigers’ loss to Florida State, when he played well enough to earn the team’s starting job this week against North Carolina. The five-star prospect in Clemson’s 2014 recruiting class came in late in the first quarter against the Seminoles, and went...
Via College Spun
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach: Clemson center threatened after bad snap

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says center Ryan Norton received threatening messages on social media after his bad snap in a loss to No. 1 Florida State last weekend. Swinney said Tuesday that there's no place for people to send threats to college students for making mistakes in a game. The coach said anyone who would do that are not ''real fans.'...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson coach says center received threats after bad snap vs. FSU

CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says center Ryan Norton received threatening messages on social media after his bad snap in the loss to No. 1 Florida State last weekend. Swinney said Tuesday that there's no place for people to send threats to college students for making mistakes in a game. The coach said anyone who would do that are not "real fans." Norton...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson Center Ryan Norton Claims He Got Death Threats On Social Media After Poor Snap Saturday Night

Clemson’s loss to Florida State this past Saturday night was especially frustrating for fans, given the fact that the Tigers had numerous opportunities to take control of the game before overtime. One such opportunity occurred near the end of the third quarter with the score tied at 10-10. After a long completion from Deshaun Watson to Stanton Seckinger, the Tigers had the ball...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson vs. North Carolina – Game Time, TV Schedule, Line, Preview, Predictions

It’s the first college start for Clemson freshman QB Deshaun Watson (Twitter/@ShaunWatson4) It’s the beginning of a new era for Clemson football. After last week’s heartbreaking loss to Florida State in Tallahassee, the Tigers return home, and Dabo Swinney’s squad is ready to give control of the offense to true freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson, who can potentially become...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Test Your Clemson Football Knowledge With Our Weekly Quiz (9/25)

Think you know all there is to know about Clemson Tigers football? Let’s find out. Take our weekly 10-question quiz and see how your fandom compares to that of other Clemson fans around the globe.  
Via College Spun
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson Tigers vs. North Carolina Tar Heels: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Saturday the Clemson Tigers look to get back to .500 as they host the North Carolina Tar Heels. It has been a rough start to the season for a Clemson team which had high hopes. Coverage of the game between Clemson and North Carolina will air on ESPNU beginning at 7:00 pm ET at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, SC. The Odds: Clemson is a 14.5 point favorite against North Carolina. The...
Via Tireball.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Was Clemson Fumble FSU’s “Clint Stoerner Moment”?

It takes a lot to become a championship team in college football. A great offense, a great defense, mental toughness and leadership are great recipes, but every once in a while, a team will need something else: luck. One of the more notable lucky plays in recent memory came in Knoxville in 1998. In a November match-up of undefeateds, top-ranked Tennessee was trailing Arkansas 24...
Via Noled Out
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson Tigers vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Game Preview and Prediction

Clemson and North Carolina head into Week 5 with two totally different vibes surrounding both programs. Sure, the Tigers lost at Florida State, but...
Via Athlon Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson freshman quarterback set for 1st start

Clemson freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson's calm approach to things will surely get tested against North Carolina on Saturday night. After all, it's not every day you make your first college start. Watson played most of the game last week against No. 1 Florida State, nearly leading the Tigers (1-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) to a victory over the top-ranked Seminoles...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

North Carolina at Clemson: 5 Things to Know

The Deshaun Watson era officially begins Saturday night when Clemson plays host to the North Carolina Tar Heels. Dabo Swinney's team suffered a heartbreaking loss at No. 1 Florida State last week, and the Tigers are looking to put last week's meltdown in the rearview mirror. North Carolina comes into Death Valley on the heels of a dismal performance against East Carolina...
Via Football Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson freshman QB Watson has 6 TDs in 50-35 win

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Freshman Deshaun Watson threw for 435 yards and set a school record with six touchdown passes in his first ever start to lead Clemson to a 50-35 win over North Carolina on Saturday night. The Tigers (2-2, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) decided Watson's time had come, and the 19-year-old didn't shrink in the spotlight. Watson completed 27 of his 36 passes...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Freshman QB Watson re-writes Clemson record book in win over UNC

CLEMSON, S.C. -- Much ado is made about the balloon-obscured downhill sprint that serves as Clemson's elaborate stadium entrance. There are moving buses to go along with an honorary rock to slap before momentum takes players and coaches headfirst into Death Valley. Deshaun Watson's official entrance into Clemson lore -- as well as onto the national college football landscape...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson Outlasts North Carolina: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

The Clemson Tigers put last week's heartbreaking loss at Florida State in the rearview Saturday night, knocking off visiting North Carolina 50-35. True freshman Deshaun Watson made his first start memorable, setting a Clemson record for touchdown passes with six, as well as a school-record for freshman passing yards with 435. North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams had another...
Via Football Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Previewing North Carolina State at Clemson

In the last two weeks the Clemson Tigers and the North Carolina State Wolfpack have put the Florida State Seminoles on the ropes with Florida State barely escaping both games with wins. Now this coming week the two teams that came close to knocking off the Seminoles will face one another in Clemson. This article looks at what both teams will need to do if they want to gain the victory...
Via Football Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

ACC Announces Football Players of the Week for September 29

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Clemson, Florida State and NC State each saw two student-athletes recognized as Atlantic Coast Conference Football Players of the Week following their performances in Saturday’s league games. Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson was named the ACC Co-Offensive Back of the Week and the ACC Rookie of the Week for after leading Saturday night...
Via SCACC Hoops
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson's young quarterback off to fast start

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Deshaun Watson is more concerned about building on his successful start at Clemson rather than celebrating what he accomplished. The freshman quarterback passed for a school record six touchdowns and 435 yards passing - the second best total in Tigers' history - to defeat North Carolina 50-35 last week. He's been stopped frequently for pictures and congratulations...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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