Clemson dominates Charleston Southern in home opener
Clemson football team wins 66-17 against Charleston Southern, but the team still has things to clean up.
The Clemson Tigers faced off against Charleston Southern in their home opener at Memorial Stadium on Saturday. After a disappointing loss in their season opener, the Tigers were looking for a decisive victory to bounce back. However, the game was far from perfect for the preseason top 10 team.
Although the Tigers came away with a 49-point win, there were some glaring issues that need to be addressed. The team struggled with turnovers for the second consecutive game, committing an interception and two fumbles. They also had three scoreless red zone trips, which is not a good sign for a team with high expectations.
Despite these mistakes, there were some standout performances from individual players. Quarterback Cade Klubnik had an impressive game, throwing for 315 yards and four touchdowns. Wide receiver Beaux Collins also had a strong showing, with nine catches for 137 yards and a touchdown. These performances showcased the potential of Clemson's offense and the importance of having reliable wide receivers.
Charleston Southern, an FCS team, put up a fight against the Tigers. They surprised Clemson with an onside kick and even managed to take the lead at one point in the game. This was unexpected considering their previous season opener against a Division II team was a close call. However, Clemson was able to regain control and dominate the game in the second half.
Overall, the Tigers have some work to do before facing Florida Atlantic and No. 4 Florida State in the coming weeks. They need to clean up their turnovers and improve their red zone efficiency. Despite these issues, Clemson's offense showed promise and their depth was evident in the blowout win. With some adjustments and improvements, they have the potential to bounce back and compete at a high level.