It looked as if Clemson was going to run away with the game in Doak Campbell before halftime, but in usual fashion mistakes kept Clemson from dominating FSU.
FSU has had so many false starts that one would presume that they are playing at Clemson, not FSU. FSU’s offensive line struggles are being exposed, and Francois has already taken a beating.
The Tigers have committed several pass interference penalties which have hurt them. FSU has connected on a couple of deep shots and has nearly made several others. Clemson has alternated between physical, suffocating coverage and soft coverage that Francois has picked apart.
Clemson’s defensive line is dominating the Seminoles and it is preventing FSU from taking advantage of Clemson’s mistakes.
Clemson’s offensive line has had some good moments, but it needs to perform more consistently if the Tigers want to put the game away in a timely fashion.
I am encouraged by the aggressive playcalling and fourth down decisions made by the coaching staff. Even though some of the play calls have been debatable, it is better to have too aggressive of a play caller than one whom is too conservative.
Wayne Gallman is running with a vengance as usual, and the pass catchers have performed well tonight.
Deshaun Watson has looked excellent except for a couple of throws. His interception was simply an excellent fake by the defensive back that most WBs would have fallen for.
FSU is a talented team that has nothing to lose, and Clemson keeps giving them opportunities to take control of the game. FSU is a second half team, but the Tigers have always managed to pull some magic out of their hats. It will certainly be an interesting second half, and a close game!