Monday, December 31, 2007

A Very Quick Chick-fil-A Bowl Preview

CLEMSON (9-3) vs. AUBURN (8-4) - Dec. 31, 2007, 7:30pm ET (ESPN)
Clemson's three losses this season were - probably not coincidentally - to the three best defenses they faced...Virginia Tech (#5 nationally), Georgia Tech (#12), and Boston College (#23). Auburn's defense is rated #8. What you probably didn't know is that Clemson's defense is rated 6th nationally, and going up against Auburn's 96th rated offensive unit...and one that is breaking in new offensive coordinator Tony Franklin, who just one month ago was Troy's OC.

Given all of that, on paper, this looks to be a solid Clemson win. But for whatever reason, I have an uneasy feeling about this one. Stats be damned...

Auburn 20, Clemson 19

2 comments:

NoMo Spence said...

I am sick of the offensive "genius" Rob Spence! With 2:30 to go in the first half, for instance, Clemson throws downfield 3 times, 0 completions. Why??? We run the ball well, then abandon the run...what in the world does anyone see in this guy???

Marcus said...

CJ Spiller got only 10 touches all game. That's nuts.

I don't know if it's Spence or Bowden influencing Spence, but the Tigers have wasted the embarrassment of riches they had the last 2yrs with Spiller and Davis in the backfield.