CLEMSON – It’s Game Day in Death Valley where the Tigers host Syracuse for an Atlantic Division Showdown.
Location: Memorial Stadium (Death Valley)
Kickoff: 7:00 PM
2014 Record: Clemson 5-2 Syracuse 3-4
ACC Record: Clemson 4-1 Syracuse 1-2
Series History: Tied 1-1
Last Meeting: Clemson won 49-14 in 2013
Stoudt Faces Tough Defenses
With DeShaun Watson sidelined Cole Stoudt has returned to lead the Tigers the last two weeks. The challenge has been tough as Stoudt faces two of the top defenses in the nation. Louisville brought the nation’s top defense to Death Valley while Boston College was ranked ninth entering last week’s game.
Clemson Defense on a Run
The Clemson defense has played a big role in the Tiger’s winning four in a row. The Tigers have allowed only 30 points combined over the past three weeks. Over the last three games Clemson has only allowed ten points per game, 97 yards rushing per game and 130 yards passing.
Seniors Look for Record
Clemson’s senior class is going to set a record for the most ACC wins by a class. The school record for ACC wins for a four year class is 24. A win over Syracuse would give the current senior class 25 ACC wins during the regular season. The senior class has won at least six games the first three years.
Williams Ahead of Watkins’ 2013 Pace
Mike Williams is having an outstanding season, especially in yards per reception. Williams has 30 receptions for 671 yards and four touchdowns. That gives the sophomore 22.37 yards per reception, best in the nation.
Through seven games last year Watkins had 44 catches, but Williams has a higher yards per catch and catches of 20 yards or more.
Clemson Goes for Perfect Month
The Tigers hope to finish the month of October 4-0 with a win over Syracuse. Perfect months don’t come easy and Dabo has only had three of them as a head coach.
One of Top Defenses
Clemson enters the game with one of the top defenses in the nation. The Tigers lead the nation in third down conversions. Clemson ranks fifth in the nation in total defense, fourth in sacks and second in tackles for loss.
Robert – Clemson 45 Syracuse 17
Will – Clemson 33 Syracuse 0
Ed – Clemson 31 Syracuse 10