Historically speaking

Matt Hinton:

Statistically, it was one of those games that can only be put into context by turning to the archives. Prior to Saturday, Clemson hadn’t been shut out of the end zone since a 24-6 loss to Alabama in the 2017 Playoff semifinal (starting quarterback: Kelly Bryant) or held to as few as 3 points since September 2007. The Tigers’ output in terms of total offense (180 yards) was their worst since 2004; their final total on the ground (2 yards rushing) the worst since 2008; their average gain (3.0 yards per play) the worst since 2006. DJ Uiagalelei’s pass efficiency rating (86.4) ranked among the bottom 5 performances by a Clemson quarterback in the past decade. Georgia racked up 7 sacks, forced 5 three-and-outs, and limited the Tigers to no gain or a loss on nearly half of their total snaps.

You can give me all the DJU this, offensive line that you want, but the fact remains that Georgia’s defense laid an ass whooping on Clemson the likes of which hadn’t occurred since Dabo became the head coach there.  Smart and Lanning painted their masterpiece in Charlotte.



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26 responses to “Historically speaking

  1. Shewdawg

    God, I wish we played them every year again.

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  2. Russ

    Amen, brother. That was a thing of beauty to me. My order from Vintage Brands arrived yesterday with my “Dooley’s Dawgs” t-shirt. I’ll be wearing it this weekend to honor that performance from last week.

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  3. godawgs1701

    The country spent the entire summer trying to learn how to pronounce “DJ Uiagalelei” only to have to now go back to the drawing board now that we added an extra L.

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  4. jcdawg83

    It has been entertaining listening to Dabo polishing that turd this week. I don’t think it is possible for him to admit his offense was manhandled by a superior opponent.

    Clemson will beat up on SC State and the lowly tech nerds and Dabo will be back to strutting around cheerleading and talking about how great Clemson is again. His non stop bragging and self praise have taken on a “who are you trying to convince, me or you?” feeling. Clemson’s fans are blowing up the internet with the “we will still be in the playoff and win the national championship” story but the volume of and false bravado of their posts belie more of a feeling of denial and that they know they are very much on the outside looking in now.

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    • classiccitycanine

      I’ve seen far more Tiger fans having an existential crisis than strutting around talking about the Playoff.

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      • jcdawg83

        I dropped in on tigernet and saw all the “All is well, remain calm” posts. My Clemson buddy is much more despondent. He has truly been all in for the past 6 or so years and he thinks the sky has fallen.

        I’m sure a couple blowouts of crappy teams will have them all back believing again.

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    • originaluglydawg

      Dabo’s insistence that ‘Georgia didn’t beat Clemson; Clemson beat Clemson’ is petty and lame. He has an ACC Inferiority Complex, and his bluster is an attempt to deflect from the truth.
      The truth is that Clemson is a very good team in a very, very weak conference but not much more. They have no games left to redeem the misconception that Clemson is on par with Bama, so he’s denying that Georgia is the better team (he’s a master at complementing with a caveat..as in “Georgia’s got a good defense, but…”) and almost directly claiming that his team was really the better team last Saturday.

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      • miltondawg

        Yep. Funny watching him use the Clemson beat Clemson stuff when the stats, as stated in the original post, show that Georgia’s defense completely crushed the Clemson offense from start to finish.

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  5. ericstrattonrushchairmandamngladtomeetyou

    I agree about the epic play on D Senator but the fact remains that without the pick 6 Georgia could easily have lost that game. The O needs to step it up.

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  6. RangerRuss

    Twist that blade, Senator. I’ll never get tired of reading about that beatdown.
    7 of the last 8.
    One Clemson W over the Dawgs in the last thirty years.
    17 shutouts.
    This is all confirmation of thing:
    Clemson sucks.

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  7. You typed it perfectly…defensive ass whooping

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  8. originaluglydawg

    Here’s a question that I might not like the answer to.
    Clemson is still sitting there at (supposedly) #6
    And we all know they ain’t likely to lose in the ACC.
    The only place they have to go is up.
    When a couple of the teams ahead of them stumble and lose a game, will they pass them in the polls? Even a team that has beaten them?
    If the Dawgs should stumble and lose a regular season game…will Clemson climb ahead of them? That would surely suck.
    While I agree that they are at least #6, I believe that should be their hard ceiling regardless of what happens for the rest of the season.
    I’m not saying it will work that way, just that is should.
    Amirite? (and thankfully the committee in not required to tie selections to polls).

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    • 69Dawg

      When the Committee that counts (CFP) starts to vote, their weak ass Clemson schedule will finish them off. The AP doesn’t mean anything any more except as a cover for the CFP committee and the quality wins part. If we can just finish the drill this year we’re in, even if Bama get us in the SECC.


      • miltondawg

        I’m of the opinion that if Clemson runs the table and beats FSU during the regular season handily, mops the floor with South Carolina, trounces Pitt who likely will have a win over an SEC team themselves, and then woodsheds whoever represents the other division in the ACCCG, a 12-1 Clemson is going to get the benefit of the doubt from the committee and the week one loss to Georgia will be nothing more than an asterisk in their explanation of why Clemson is in the playoff.

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  9. Jack Klompus

    Been interesting to watch the pundits fawn over this defensive efforts. Stinchcomb did a great analysis last night on the SEC Network about how they cross rushed, if that is a thing, the LBs and the ends to completely confuse the RG to essentially take him completely out of play. A similar defense to what Tampa ran against KC in the Super Bowl (maybe I read that here).

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  10. practicaldawg

    This performance will truly be put into context when Clemson starts scoring 45+ points on ACC teams


  11. uga97

    Monkens turn. Hope he saves it for Jax & the Benz.


  12. sirjackshea1980

    Looks like JT maybe out for the “Dragons” (UAB)….Beck??


  13. bigjohnson1992

    Amen Senator. I’m sure Coach Muschamp also played a key part.


  14. My favorite part, “limited the Tigers to no gain or a loss on nearly half of their total snaps.”