Sunday, October 16, 2011

Clemson 56, Maryland 45: The postmortems

Here's all the news that's fit to link in the aftermath of Clemson's thrilling 56-45 win over Maryland. Coming later tonight: The season's first BCS poll. I'll post an update when it comes out.

• Here are the game stories: Baltimore Sun, The State, Orange and White, The Washington Post, Post and Courier

• Clemson stays at No. 8 in the USA TODAY coaches poll. They also remained at No. 8 in the AP poll.

What worked for the Tigers on Saturday night? And what didn't?

• ESPN says Sammy Watkins, who racked up 345 all-purposes yards, is the new C.J. Spiller.

• Defensive coordinator Kevin Steele takes the blame for Clemson's defensive problems against the Terps.

• Meanwhile, offensive coordinator Chad Morris wants the Tigers to enjoy their impressive outing -- 576 yards and 56 points.

The State looks ahead to this weekend's 30th reunion for the 1981 national championship team.

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