What we learned in Clemson’s close win over Wake Forest

Offense: It was a Jekyll and Hyde night, especially for Cole Stoudt. In the first half, he threw an interception andwas indecisive on a number of other throws. But half-time adjustments must have worked because in the second half, he he was hitting his receivers on the long ball and looked much more comfortable. Stoudt proved that he can come in and be a competent replacement for Deshaun Watsonif need be.

Defense: This unit gave up 20 points, but they didn’t get much help. The offense and special teams gave Wake the ball inside Clemson territory — once even inside the redzone. Overall, the defense dominated, allowing only 119 total yards for the game, including just seven rushing yards for the entire game!

Special Teams: Place kicking was fine as Ammon Lakip hit both of his field goals — a 28 yarder and a 39 yarder — but the return teams left a lot to be desired. Adam Humphries, Mr. Fair Catch himself, tried to catch a punt over his head and he ended up muffing it to give Wake Forest very good field position and an eventual score. Punter Bradley Pinion had a great night, averaging 49 yards per punt with a long of 58.

Ben Bornstein was born in San Antonio, TX. That would explain his love for the Spurs and good basketball. He was raised in Orlando, Florida for most of his life though, so he has special feelings for the Magic too. He is an avid NBA, NCAA, and NFL fan who ...Read more
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