TCI Game Day - Florida State

TCI Game Day - Florida State


TCI Game Day - Florida State


It’s Game Day in Tallahassee! Clemson looks for their first road win of the year as they battle Florida State Saturday night.

Location: Doak Campbell

Kickoff: 8:00 PM

Television: ABC

Announcers: Mike Patrick, Craig James, Jeannine Edwards

2010 Record: Clemson 5-4 Florida State 6-3

ACC Record: Clemson 3-3 Florida State 4-2

Series History: Florida State leads 16-7

Last Meeting: Clemson won 40-24 at Clemson in 2009

Clemson Defense Only Four Touchdowns Last Four Games

Clemson’s defense has been coming on strong.  Over the last four games they have allowed just four touchdowns.  Clemson has allowed just one touchdown in each of the last four games.  Clemson, TCU and West Virginia are the only schools in the country that can make sure a claim.

Parker Has Success Against FSU

Kyle Parker has had success against Florida State in both baseball and football.  On March 21, 2009 Kyle hit a two-run homer in the top of the 11th inning to provide Clemson and 8-7 victory.  In the fall of 2009 Kyle led the Tigers to a 40-24 victory over the Noles.  Kyle hit 18-30 passes for 242 yards and four touchdowns.   

Bowers Dominate

DaQuan Bowers is having one of the best years ever for a Clemson defensive lineman.  Bowers leads the nation in sacks with 12.5 through nine games.  He also leads the nation in tackles for loss with 20.

DaQuan is a semifinalist for the Lombardi Award and the Bednarik Award.  Bowers has recorded a sack in eight of the first nine games and seven in a row. 

Last week Bowers had two sacks against NC State

The Tigers rank 12th in the nation in scoring defense.

Balance on Defense

While DaQuan Bowers leads the nation in sacks and tackles for loss, DeAndre McDaniel is 16th in the nation in interceptions. 

Rashard Hall leads the team with 55 tackles, an average of 6.1 per game.  No Clemson defender ranks in the top 25 in the ACC in tackles. 

TCI Predictions

Robert: Florida State 24 Clemson 20

Lee: Clemson 17 Florida State 24



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