"(Defensive coordinator) Brent Venables did a great job drawing up what we were doing wrong, where the wrong fits were.
Auburn held a talented Clemson offense to just 284 total yards, forced two turnovers and had eight negative plays including three sacks. In a 41-17 blowout win over Northwestern, Jones torched the Wildcats for 305 yards and two touchdowns through the air and led the offense with 108 yards and two scores on the ground. "It's been a long time since we punted that many times and played defense that well". Kelly Bryant went 19-for-29 for 181 yards, just 6.2 yard per attempt. "We weren't really tested last week, and this week we were tested quite a bit".
Perhaps the shining moment of the night for this secondary came toward the end of the second quarter, when Stidham let one fly to streaking wide receiver Eli Stove. Auburn attempted to establish the 240-pound Montgomery native early and often as Pettway finished the contest with 74 yards on 22 carries.
"Now I fully expect Jarrett Stidham to play well", McElroy said.
"It was happening real fast", Carter recalled.
"I just had the wind knocked out of me".
"The next goal for us is to win the division, and we've got to load up and head to Louisville in a huge game for us against a team that's in our division", Swinney said. "I know teams are going to want to try us deep until we fix it".
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The Tigers' young offense under a first-year starting quarterback didn't look like the team that dominated Kent State in the 56-3 opener. Cornerback Marcus Edmond was injured in the opening three minutes of the game, hobbling off the field with 12:39 remaining in the first quarter with what was diagnosed as a foot sprain. The Tigers did lose a ton of talent to the National Football League from last year's team.
People suspect Malzahn is already calling plays. "It's all about the "next play" mentality, and that's what I did after that". With a punishing defensive line and a QB who's getting more comfortable by the week, Clemson's ready.
Clemson almost tied a school record with 11 sacks, often sending Stidham scrambling for his safety while looking for an open receiver.
Austin Bryant finished with four sacks. We're a big family and nothing will ever divide us. "They kept us in the game". "Making plays, giving us time, because the way (Auburn) was protecting, they were in max protection, seven guys to block four. We thought he'd do that - it's one thing to think it, it's another to see it". "They deserve a lot of the credit tonight".
But the Clemson defense once more held Auburn scoreless. On a night where its offense only generated 284 yards, the defense proved it can pick up whatever slack it needs to.
After a solid freshman season, most expected Jones would take a step forward in his development and contend for All-ACC honors. "And for a young guy like K'Von to get his first start at safety.it was just a great challenge for our defense but at the end of the day we just won in the trenches".