The Clemson defense held the upper hand during Clemson’s first preseason scrimmage at Memorial Stadium on Saturday. It was Clemson’s fifth consecutive day of practice in pads as the Tigers prepare for the season opener three weeks from Saturday against Kent State.
Clemson returns seven starters from last year’s National Championship team defense and is expected to have one of the best defensive units in the nation in 2017. The experience level combined with a common scrimmage rule a one-handed tag of the quarterback results in a sack contributed to the results on Saturday.
The defense was credited with seven sacks and 14 total tackles for loss. It also forced two turnovers.
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