Clemson at Boston College: 5 Big Questions

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2. Can Clemson/BC be a slugfest?

Could be, but the offense needs to play better. If BC’s defense doesn’t pick it up and stop giving up buckets of yardage, Clemson could make it look like a 7-on-7 flag football game. “Bend but don’t break” will only keep your offense off the field longer, and by the way, Clemson is tops in the ACC in red zone conversions. They have connected for points all 16 trips, 12 of which were touchdowns.

Clemson can hang points on anyone, as their almost 40 points per game and the Florida State score shows, so this is on the offense to keep up. At some point, you’re going to run out of mileage from the Miami game and will need to see BC score 30 or more against an FBS team again, maybe also putting up 400 or so yards and keeping the offense out there. That game isn’t a fluke yet, and definitely isn’t for someone like Chase Rettig individually, but they have to hit home runs if they want to stay in this ballgame. Can they do it? We’ve seen flashes but they need to prove it again.