Clemson Tigers K Chandler Catanzaro hit his first field goal of the day after missing a previous attempt. Clemson’s offense is dominating Tech’s weak D, already running for 88 yards and throwing for 71. Clemson QB Kyle Parker has weeks of time to kill in the pocket, and Clemson linemen are shoveling Tech’s linebackers.
Tech has tried seven offensive plays: four passes, all incompletions, and three runs, only one of which gained more than a yard. With the ball back, Anthony Allen burst for a 20-yard run, and then Joshua Nesbitt flung his second bad pitch of the day to Roddy Jones. It’s now third and a million, and we have zero confidence in Tech’s ability to convert. Yep, incomplete pass, though a nice play by Nesbitt to get the ball out of the pocket.
Most disappointing play so far: oft-droppy WR Stephen Hill dropping a catchable touchdown from Nesbitt on the previous drive. Hill and Embry Peeples seem to combine for two or three drops per game. Not sure how option receivers can be expected to be automatic gloves when they only get to practice passing drills for a limited amount of time per day, but this is too much.