Saturday, January 20, 2018

Clemson at Georgia Tech

Clemson's high-powered offense and Georgia Tech's triple-option attack could be headed for a shootout in Week 9.

Clemson offense vs. Georgia Tech defense
• Georgia Tech defensive coordinator Al Groh is at a distinct disadvantage when planning for Clemson's talented passing attack. Groh doesn't have the depth or talent at cornerback to match up with Tigers WRs Sammy Watkins, DeAndre Hopkins and Martavis Bryant. All three are fast enough to get over the top against single coverage, while QB Tajh Boyd has the arm strength to find them downfield. Groh can't rush three or four and sit back in zone looks, either. Clemson TE Dwayne Allen is a zone-buster with the speed, frame and athletic ability to find and exploit seams. In addition, the Yellow Jackets were caught drifting out of position at times last week against Miami. Groh's best option is to vary coverages and mix up his pressure packages in an effort to keep Boyd off-balance. The talented redshirt sophomore is a first-year starter who has missed some hot reads against overload blitzes and will try to thread the needle at times against zone looks.