Great breakdown (and previous film study). Clemson has -ichigan level athletes with the best run/pass QB in college football. A great D line that has proven to get worn if they run too much, and decent D backfield. They are a little light at LB. I see this as our D vs their O and vice versa. I give our D a fighting chance v their O. Our D backs are equal in skill with their WRs, which gives them a slight edge. Our LB and D line will stuff their run game, including Watson, forcing them to win in the air and the edge swings to the Silver Bullets if Clemson is 1 dimensional. If we don't contain Watson on run, it's a tough night for us.
Clemson MUST stop our run game to have a chance. We can control the clock and grind them down if they don't force us to throw 30 or more passes. Our option game (including short passes to CS) is nearly impossible to stop and Clemson has struggled against lesser offenses. Our pass game in good weather is decent, and should/must be a factor for us to win and should be ok if the rpo game gets rolling. If there are no special teams blunders, I expect OSU to pull away in the second half and win by 7-10. I believe Clemson is the second most dangerous team we've faced this year after tsun, but we are far and away the toughest challenge Clemson has faced playing an ACC schedule. See you at the game in the RV parking lot. GoBucks, beat Tigers!!!