As this play was developing I screamed “I can’t believe this is happening again.” After the pass was completed, however, the whole feeling of the game changed.
Oklahoma talked *a lot* before this game, so I quite enjoyed watching Clemson thump them. That said, I don’t think there is going to be a lot of talk from Alabama before the title game.
> Clemson’s main goal is going to be stopping Henry, which is what Michigan State tried to do, but in doing so, it’s also going to have to put pressure on Coker. The Tigers actually executed this feat well against the Oklahoma offensive line. Clemson got a ton of pressure on Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield and sacked him five times. Mayfield, who has been an additional rushing threat for the Sooners at times this season, finished with 10 carries for minus-15 yards.
The previews of the game are already starting, and this one sounds about right.
Huge bummer. It looks like things are coming off the rails before they have even started.
> This is confusing to everyone because New Year’s Day is a great time for a couple big games and New Year’s Eve is a horrible one – at least if you are one of the many people who A) have to work, or B) have other plans that night. In other words, tens of millions of you.
> So why is this happening? Why is college football staging its semifinals at a time that everyone predicts will cause fewer people to watch?
> Here’s the honest answer: the people who run college football don’t care about you. At all. Like, not one single bit.
Dan Wetzel does an excellent job pointing out how stupid of a decision this is. Even as a die-hard college football fan, I wish the games were on another day.
This doesn’t make any sense. Grier would surely be in contention to be the starting QB when he got back. There has to be more to this story.
As I’ve said before, I can see why people have a lot of fun playing for Dabo.
So he was only 80%, but he’ll probably be fine by the bowl game? I’ve got my fingers crossed that’s true. They need Scott to win.
I’m not sure Clemson is good enough to win the national title, but I’m happy it’s getting all this attention. In the long term, this can’t do anything but help future recruiting.
Dabo’s the best. I hope he’s having good luck getting the Tigers ready for December 31.
Not a real surprise, since Watson was the only QB in the Heisman finals. That said, it is well deserved.
Good to see Deshaun on the list. I think people have already decided that Henry is going to get the award, but I’m glad to see that Deshaun (at least) gets to attend.
Not a surprise. Hopefully, he can leave as a national champion.
I wonder how much having to play 10 games in a row impacted them down the stretch. I am cautiously optimistic that they’ll play a little stronger come December 31.
I guess I know what I’ll be doing at 4pm on New Year’s Eve.
I hope it doesn’t come to this, but I feel like it’s going to.
Interesting column from Wetzel, but I *really* hope it doesn’t come to that (even though I have a fear that it will.)
This game was a lot closer than I would have liked, but Clemson ended up with the win (and Deshaun definitely [earned his helmet sticker](http://espn.go.com/blog/ncfnation/post/_/id/121586/acc-week-13-helmet-stickers-deshaun-watson-leads-clemson-again)). Now comes North Carolina on Saturday, and I could not be more scared for how that game will play out.
No surprise here. This has been rumored for weeks.
I guess it helps the ACC is Va Tech is good again, but I haven’t missed having to beat them every year.
I hope Dabo has to make good on this.