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Clemson sophomore LB Jalen Williams is expected to miss several weeks due to a sprained MCL suffered in Thursday's win over Georgia Tech.

Williams sprained his MCL on Clemson's first defensive series, injuring himself while chasing Tech QB Justin Thomas out of bounds. The 5-foot-9, 225-pounder would not return to the game and was later seen sporting crutches. HC Dabo Swinney indicated that this is not expected to be a season-ending injury. Williams is undergoing an MRI on Friday, which should shine some light on when he might be healthy enough to return to play.
Sep 23 - 12:45 PM

Clemson sophomore WR Ray-Ray McCloud had 101 yards on eight catches in Thursday's 26-7 win over Georgia Tech.

He also had a 17-yard run and 17 yards on three punt returns. The 101 yards receiving were a career-high. In so doing, McCloud became only the second Tiger to go over 100 yards receiving this year in what has been a slower-than-expected start for the aerial attack. McCloud has been a revelation over the past three weeks.
Sep 22 - 11:21 PM

Clemson redshirt junior RB Wayne Gallman rushed for 59 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries in Thursday's 26-7 victory over Georgia Tech.

He added three catches for 22 yards. Gallman hasn't been getting as many touches this year, and he's been victimized by an underachieving offensive line. This made for his third straight game under 60 yards rushing. His team as a whole, however, got it together this evening. The Tigers had a 442-124 yardage advantage over Georgia Tech and dominated horn to horn.
Sep 22 - 11:13 PM

Clemson junior QB Deshaun Watson completed 32-of-48 passes for 304 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Thursday's 26-7 win over Georgia Tech.

Most of the production occurred during a charmed first half. Even Watson's lone boo-boo turned into Clemson points when Georgia Tech fumbled the goal-line interception into the end zone only to recover, resulting in a safety. Watson threw for 262 pass yards in the first half. This was a promising showing overall for Watson, but we're still not seeing the player we saw at the end of last season. The 6-foot-2, 205-pounder's completion percentage is down from 67.8 to 60.0 percent and his yards per attempt average is down by two yards.
Sep 22 - 11:04 PM

Clemson sophomore DE Austin Bryant (foot) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against Georgia Tech.

While Bryant won't see the field against Tech on Thursday, his return could come in Clemson's huge showdown with Louisville on October 1. That would be convenient enough for the Tigers. The 6-foot-4, 265-pounder has yet to appear in a game this season as he continues to recover from a mid-August foot injury which ultimately required surgery.
Sep 20 - 2:17 PM

Clemson junior QB Deshaun Watson completed 12 of 15 attempts for 152 yards and three touchdowns in the school's 59-0 win over South Carolina State.

The team's agreed to a shortened second half, and Watson did not play the full game. Perhaps this offensive surge carries over into Clemson's next game against Georgia Tech, as the Tigers have started slow on that side of the ball.
Sep 17 - 3:06 PM

Clemson and South Carolina State agreed to shorten the second half, using 12 minute quarters instead of 15 minutes.

The rule was agreed upon at halftime, when Clemson led 45-0. The first half included South Carolina State giving up a touchdown on a kick return when the returner elected to toss the football to the referee, who did not catch it, rather than take a knee. Clemson will move up in the rankings with FSU losing to Louisville.
Source: USA Today
Sep 17 - 2:37 PM

An NFC college scouting director said that Clemson redshirt junior RB Wayne Gallman is "one of the most underrated players in the country."

"[Gallman] can do a little of everything. Runs extremely hard and can play on all three downs," said the scouting director. This offseason, Pro Football Focus' Josh Liskiewitz offered a similar sentiment in regard to the 6-foot-1, 205-pounder, calling him the "unsung hero of the Tigers' offense." Through the first two games of the 2016 campaign, Gallman has rushed for 157 yards and a touchdown on 39 carries. He is coming off a 2015 season in which he rushed for 1,514 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Source: NFL.com
Sep 16 - 6:08 PM

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney wants to keep senior ILB Ben Boulware out of the game against South Carolina State due to an ankle injury.

Boulware's right ankle was rolled up on in the school's 30-24 narrow victory over Troy. The linebacker is campaigning to play, however. Swinney wants to save Boulware for the September 22 matchup against Georgia Tech.
Sep 13 - 11:48 AM

Clemson redshirt sophomore WR Hunter Renfrow will miss several weeks after breaking a bone in his right hand.

The hand will require surgery. Clemson is targeting a Renfrow return against N.C. State on Oct. 15. Clemson's offense has really struggled to open the season, at least compared to last year, and Renfrow has four catches for 62 yards in two contests.
Sep 13 - 11:04 AM

Clemson junior QB Deshaun Watson indicated that he has felt the weight of media responsibilities and expectation this season.

"So much media attention [weighs] on me and I just really apologize to you guys and all the fans," Watson said. "This opportunity is very rare, and next year who knows what's going to happen, but it's very short so really just apologize to you all and [try to bring] that enjoyment back." Clemson managed just 19 points against Auburn in the season-opener, but it was their scattered play in Saturday's 30-24 win over Troy that really put the spotlight on the Tigers. As a consequence of that disappointing performance, they fell from second to fifth the AP Top 25. "It just kind of got away from me a little bit with all the attention I've gotten," Watson said. "Just got to find myself, and be the Deshaun Watson I always will be." Clemson will face South Carolina State on September 17 before diving into ACC play against Georgia Tech on Thursday, September 22.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 12 - 3:27 PM

In this week's edition of the Associated Press Top 25, Clemson fell from No. 2 to No. 5.

Clemson might be 2-0, but their scuffling win over Troy on Saturday has cost them poll real estate. Alabama still sits at No. 1 and received 56 of 61 first-place votes. Florida State -- now up to No. 2 -- received four first-place tallies as well. Ohio State and Michigan (who did see a singular first-place vote) follow those two big boys, with the Tigers now bringing up the rear in the top five. Florida (23) and Arkansas (24) are the only new entrants to the poll.
Sep 12 - 12:24 PM

Clemson junior QB Deshaun Watson has been pressured on 30.5 percent of his dropbacks this season, the highest rate in the ACC, according to David Hale of ESPN.

Clemson's offense has started the season slowly compared to their 2015 performance, and a large part of that is the disruption Clemson's offensive line has allowed thus far. That unit was viewed as one of the nation's best last year. The opposite, in terms of the ACC, can be said so far in 2016.
Sep 12 - 11:46 AM

Clemson sophomore WR Ray-Ray McCloud had 86 yards on seven catches in Saturday's 30-24 win over Troy.

McCloud's big day did feature a moment of infamy. Just before halftime, he concluded an exhilarating 75-yard punt return by flipping the ball to celebrate -- just before having crossed into the end zone. Troy recovered that one in the end zone for a touchback. McCloud is a dynamic young talent who will sometimes be forced into a complimentary role on offense this fall behind WRs Mike Williams, Artavis Scott and Hunter Renfrow.
Sep 10 - 5:17 PM

Clemson senior WR Mike Williams had only two catches for 24 yards in Saturday's 30-24 win over Troy.

Deshaun Watson and Williams just couldn't seem to get on the same page in this one, which is a real credit to the Troy defense after Williams had his way with Auburn. Watson missed Williams on two deep routes and the pair appeared to have communication issues. Hopefully that gets sorted out next week, because the first-round talents are unstoppable when they're clicking.
Sep 10 - 5:01 PM


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