TN: The team has taken several steps back on this road trip, which is highly unfortunate given our current position at 3-6 and highly unlikely to make a bowl game. We've seen the defense force some turnovers, and they've been able to involve sophomore wideout Steve Ishmael more in those games. But beyond that, there haven't been any players that excelled in both (or either) games. As mentioned, the secondary is certainly struggling. The offense, too, has been less consistent of late as it relies almost entirely on big plays to move the ball.
TN: I see the game unfolding very poorly for the blue-clad Orange. Whether Dungey or Mahoney were under center, Clemson would still be able to generate plenty of pressure and force a couple mistakes. And defensively,Syracuse just isn't equipped to stop Deshaun Watson or Wayne Gallman (or anyone else, really). We'll pull this upset off one day. Saturday isn't that day, however. Clemson 56, Syracuse 20.
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