Saturday, September 06, 2003

(UPDATED at 9:25 p.m.)

Tigers aren't overly impressive in win

I didn't see the game, but from what I heard on the radio (via the Internet) and saw by monitoring Gametracker, it's safe to say we struggled offensively. We should have scored more than 28 points against Furman. Once again, the running game was absent. (Here are the stats.)

We play Middle Tennessee State next week. Here's a bit of discouraging news: They hung tougher against Georgia than we did, losing 29-10.

Sigh. I'll post the Bowden media bloodletting on Sunday.

Or at least run down The Hill correctly

If we don't beat the Pals today, I don't want to imagine the turmoil it will cause to this program.

So I won't. Kickoff is at 5 p.m. It ain't on TV. Go Tigers. Yay.

I just hope they're not looking ahead to next week's game against Middle Tennessee State, currently rated 189th out of 240 teams in the Sagarin rankings. (Clemson is 49th.)

On to the previews.

GAME PREVIEWS: The Anderson Independent-Mail looks at the importance of the game to coach Tommy Bowden's future, emphasizing that the Tigers don't want to overlook Furman. (Uh, you think?) The Greenville News focuses this story on Clemson's much maligned offensive line. There's also a story on quarterback Charlie Whitehurst's motivations for the game (his dad was a quarterback at Furman). And, of course, the ubiquitous game capsule. The State offers three keys to victory for Clemson, the position-by-position "edge" list (with Furman getting the nod at O-line), a look at how the Tigers might stop Furman running back Hindley Brigham, and a Q&A with Whitehurst.

AROUND THE LEAGUE: Here's The State's guide to the best of the rest of today's ACC games.

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