Re: Theory On Why Clemson Loses and We Win
From my view. each game lately has been different, but we beat them in the trenches. They stacked the box this past year in at least 4 games and the 2 really good teams (us and FSU) made them pay. They weren't used to the strength up front, and their QB got rattled. Watson was practically a non-factor, because our team speed negated the WR screen he ate off of all year. Year before, our DL pressured, they decided to stop our running game and got beaten by a balanced attack (3 TD's passing and over 300 yds). Dabo said after this year's game they beat us everywhere but the scoreboard, so apparently he wasn't watching the game. It just seems to boil down to winning up front and not being one-dimensional.
I agree that the week-by-week slugfest we call a schedule better prepares us for tough games, but it also takes its toll physically on players. They seldom hold us below our scoring average; we hold them well below theirs.