Interesting tidbit from Pete Fiutak’s Clemson preview:
Only two teams hit the 200-yard rushing mark against the Clemson defense last year – Notre Dame and Ohio State. Those were the two losses, and they were the only time all year the Tigers allowed over five yards per carry.
The 2019 team didn’t allow over 200 rushing yards to anyone, but the only time it gave up more than five yards per crack was to Ohio State in the epic Fiesta Bowl and to LSU in the national championship loss.
Those two 200-yard rushing days against the Tigers were the only time anyone got to the mark since Alabama did it in the 2016 national championship – Jalen Hurts had something to do with that. Before that, Louisville ran for 273 thanks to some Lamar Jackson guy.
Over those same two seasons, Georgia cleared 200 yards rushing ten times. They won all ten games.
Outside of the opener against Georgia, be shocked if anyone can get close to 200.
Clemson’s got the d-line to try — do the Tigers play to stop the run and make Daniels beat them over the top? Does Monken take what he’s offered?