Nov 22, 2014; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Cole Stoudt (18) prior to the snap during the second quarter against the Georgia State Panthers at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports
ACC Football Week 13: Dye-ing to Win
Maybe this was one of those “good for the Southeast” games that we hear about being applied to New England. Whatever it is, an abomination resulted as Georgia State got shut out, 28-0, by Clemson.
If we are going to all complain about SEC teams scheduling cupcakes in the middle of November, then we should point out when an ACC team does it as well. The thing is, though one player in particular was impressive for the Tigers, the team as a whole? Not really.
Georgia State came into this game at 1-9, legitimately one of the worst teams in the nation. Clemson’s defense knew that they were most likely going to have a field day, and they did, holding the Panthers to only 155 yards while hauling in three interceptions.
Yet, Clemson’s offense got a great performance out of running back Tyshon Dye, but that’s about where the accolades stop. Clemson did not make a play longer than 18 yards in the whole game, against a defense that averages over 42 points allowed per game. Georgia Southern even hung 69 points on them — and 28 points allowed to Clemson is the fewest points they have allowed all season. For a ranked team, that’s mildly embarrassing, actually.
It looks like Clemson phoned it in and yet they still won by four touchdowns. Good scheduling work if you can get it.