Key Notes:

  • Texas A&M has left six points on the field with a missed 26-yard field goal on their first drive and a blocked field goal near the end of the half.
  • Kelly Bryant and Trevor Lawrence led one scoring drive each – both playing well but neither separating themselves from the other.

What Clemson Has Done Well:

  • Once they settled in, Clemson’s defense has prevented Texas A&M from putting points on the board. Kellen Mond looked potent early before Clemson’s defensive line harassed him the rest of the half.
  • Dexter Lawrence’s blocked field goal was the kind of play that demoralizes opponents and gives credence to Dabo’s wish that the 2018 Tiger’s identity revolve around special teams.


Where Clemson Needs Improvement:

  • Bad snaps have killed two Clemson drives at critical points: one was a 4thand goal jumbo package play and the other was a third down rushing attempt with Kelly Bryant.
  • Clemson has been underwhelming on third down – converting two out of six attempts while failing to convert their only fourth down attempt.


What to Look for:

  • Clemson has outplayed Texas A&M, but they have failed to score more than their two consecutive touchdowns in the middle of the half. They need to capitalize on opportunities and cut down on mistakes if they want to put the game away. Simply put, don’t let the Aggies hang around.