Nov 23, 2013; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers cheerleaders during the fourth quarter Citadel Bulldogs at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Tigers won 52-6. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports
Clemson vs. Boston College: 5 Big Questions — #3
Clemson’s calling card this season absolutely seems to be the defense. Why have they been so good, and what are some specific strengths?
RTR: The biggest strength of the Clemson defense is absolutely the front-seven. If you watched the FSU game, you know that Clemson manhandled the vaunted Seminoles offensive line. The Tigers are also 10th in the nation in sacks, at the moment.
The secondary has also turned into a strength this year, though it’s not quite to the same level as the front-seven. The secondary’s job is considerably easier when Clemson gets pressure but the corners have also shown an ability to play well in one-on-one coverage, as well.