Clemson vs. Boston College: 5 Big Questions with Rubbing the Rock

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Oct 12, 2013; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers running back

Roderick McDowell

(25) is tackled by Boston College Eagles defensive back

Sean Sylvia

(19) during the second half at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Tigers won 24-14. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

This week’s game featuring Clemson vs. Boston College is one of the most meaningful left on the schedule.

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The Eagles and Tigers have had some great meetings over the years, but lately, Clemson has gotten the better of them. Could this one at Alumni Stadium be winnable for the home team, and what do both teams have to do to give themselves a chance?

For some insight from the Clemson perspective, we spoke to Dan Kelley, editor of FanSided’s Clemson site, Rubbing the Rock. Dan is a repeat guest at Soaring to Glory and we welcome him back for five big questions about this week’s game.

Clemson vs. Boston College: 5 Big Questions — #5

Many, myself included, will say Clemson probably should have beaten Florida State, but they are still ranked and a very respectable 4-2. How satisfied are you with the first half the Tigers have had?

RTR: I’m moderately satisfied with the season so far. If you told me Clemson was going to start 4-2 in the preseason, I would have said that it sounded about right (though my official prediction included a 5-1 start). But I was expecting a better performance against Georgia and the Florida State game was obviously a missed opportunity.

At the moment though, I’m very happy to be 4-2 because Clemson was kind of lucky to come out of that Louisville game with a win. With Deshaun Watson‘s injury and Clemson failing to score an offensive touchdown, I’m still kind of surprised Clemson didn’t lose. I think the game would have been very different if Watson hadn’t been injured but that Louisville defense is no joke.