Re: CAROLINA vs CLEMSON (Five Years Later)
I honestly think the "X" Factor is in the trenches. Back in the 80s and 90s, You knew Clemson was going to run it down your throat but could you stop it? Late in those games, it would be sweep left, sweep right, option here or there. But our guys were so exhausted from being beaten down for the first 3 Quarters, they could not stop it.
We have now become more dominant than them on the lines. They have hung with us at least for a half during the past 5 years, but after a while, the 320 lb lineman banging into their smaller lineman begins taking its toll. Spurrier has done a great job of controlling the clock and bashing them into submission. By the 4th Quarter, it looks like we can do anything we want to do. Ironically, this is the way it use to look for them.