Sunday, October 22, 2017

Clemson at Auburn

The play of quarterbacks Kyle Parker and Cam Newton will be key when Clemson and Auburn meet in Week 3.

Clemson offense vs. Auburn defense
• Clemson will use multiple formations in an effort to get its ground attack going. RBs Andre Ellington and Jamie Harper lack the big-play ability C.J. Spiller provided last season, but together they make a capable replacement. Ellington is undersized but displays good quickness and lateral agility, while Harper has a nice combination of size (6 feet, 235 pounds) and straight-line speed. The offensive line is experienced and plays with continuity; it must be on the same page this week against a disruptive Auburn defensive line. DT Nick Fairley is coming off an all-world performance last week and displays good strength and anchor on the interior, while DE Antoine Carter is stout and does a nice job of holding the edge.