ESPN GameDay picks for Clemson-Auburn

Jessica Allison
September 10, 2017

That's such a reflection of the heart of our guys. I have a lot of trust in him.

Clemson (2-0) used 11 sacks defensively to stifle the Auburn (1-1) offense on their way to a 14-6 win in Death Valley.

Bryant's playmaking ability with his feet opened up the passing game for Clemson, though not a strong one, as Byrant completed 19 of 29 passes for 181 yards. He made enough plays to keep Auburn's offense off the field. "All of our goals are still intact, but obviously we had a very disappointing offensive performance".

"Can they (Auburn) run the ball?" he asked.

After surrendering 97 yards to Auburn (1-1) in the first half, Clemson's defense allowed only 20 yards in the final 30 minutes. Clemson finished with 14 tackles for loss and 11 sacks.

Austin Bryant finished with four sacks.

WCQ: USMNT 0 - Costa Rica 2
The win provisionally lifted the Costa Ricans to the top of the Hexagonal table, while the Americans remained in the third place. I'm still scratching my head over Ureña's first-half goal on a trademark Tico counter that put Costa Rica ahead. "We'll move on.

"We're hungry", Renfrow said.

Maybe the emergence of Williams, who had just two rushes for 17 yards vs. the Boilermakers, will help take pressure off Jackson in the way that Brandon Radcliff did a year ago, and defensively, there were the positives of North Carolina's two possessions when it was a five-point game in the fourth quarter ending on downs and with a forced fumble. But he returned on the Tigers' next series and led them on an 88-yard touchdown drive, which Bryant ended with a 3-yard run to put them ahead 7-6 just before halftime. Auburn's possessions following Clemson's fumble and punts looked like this: Turnover on downs (7 plays, 21 yards), punt (3 plays, 6 yards), punt (3 plays, -5 yards) punt (6 plays, 17 yards), punt (5 plays, -5 yards).

"To come right back out in the third quarter and go right back down the field, that really was the difference in the game", Swinney said.

Auburn running back Kerryon Johnson, who suffered a hamstring injury in last week's season-opening win against Georgia Southern, did not dress out for the game, but starter Kamryn Pettway did and was the Tigers' early workhorse, carrying 16 times for 59 yards in the first half and finishing with 74 yards on 22 carries. That front seven is still nasty, and sacked quarterback Jarrett Stidham 10 times en route to allowing a paltry 117 yards on the night.

"They're defending national champs and their defense is one of the best ones in college football", Malzahn said. The Spring game got thrown in the trash when he hurt his finger. "For us, that's what we've got to be able to do". "For the most part we were on top of things and everyone knew their assignments".

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