Tigers return to house of horrors

Tigers return to house of horrors

Published Nov. 19, 2010 10:15 a.m. ET

By: Roy Philpott
November 19, 2010

Still looking to clinch bowl eligibility, the Clemson Tigers (5-5, 3-4) hope to end the season on a positive note in their final ACC game Saturday at Wake Forest (2-8, 1-6).

And while the Deacs have lost eight games in a row after winning their first two, this matchup promises to be anything but easy. Clemson has lost in three of its past four trips to Winston-Salem, including a 12-7 setback two years ago in Tommy Bowden's last game as the Tigers' head man.

If there ever was an opportunity for Clemson to light up the scoreboard through the air, that chance comes this week.  The Demon Deacons have allowed an average of 235 yards passing this season, ranking 88th in the nation (11th in the ACC).


That has to be music to the ears of a Clemson offense that has only put up 13 points in each of its last two games despite gaining nearly 800 yards of total offense.

Clemson is also just 5 of 11 in the red zone over the last three games.

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