The Clemson Tigers survived their Week 1 test in SEC territory. Their Week 2 opponent gets a little easier in the Troy Trojans…
The Clemson Tigers won 19-13 against the Auburn Tigers as they begin their 2016 campaign for another College Football Playoff bid. The Tigers offense failed to achieve 500 yards of offense for the first time since October 3, 2015. There were still bright spots, however.
Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson threw for 248 passing yards and a touchdown while running back Wayne Gallman ran 30 times for 126 yards.
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Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams set career highs in receptions (9) and receiving yards (174) in his first game back since returning from a neck injury that ended his 2015 season.
The Troy Trojans opened their 2016 season with a 57-17 victory over FCS member Austin Peay. The Trojans outscored Austin Peay 44-3 at one point while racking up 706 yards of total offense.
The Tigers return home looking to get their talented stable of receivers more touches. Clemson wide receivers Hunter Renfrow and Artavis Scott should play larger roles for the Tigers this game. Renfrow caught three passes for 27 yards and a touchdown in Week 1.
The meeting between Clemson and Troy will be only the second between the two teams. Clemson won the first meeting 43-19 in 2011.