NO. 18 CLEMSON (9-3, 6-2 ACC ) VS. OKLAHOMA (8-4, 5-4 BIG 12)
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Clemson is looking for its fourth consecutive season with double-digit victories. The Tigers were 10-4 in 2011, 11-2 in 2012 and 11-2 in 2013. A win this year would give the Sooners double-digit wins for the 13th time in 15 seasons. The game is a rematch of the 1989 Florida Citrus Bowl, which the Tigers won 13-6
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This game looks to be a matchup of the Tigers’ defense and the Sooners’ offense. Clemson comes in with a defensive unit ranked No. 1 in total defense, giving up 259.6 yards per game. In addition, Clemson is allowing 97.7 yards per game on the ground, seventh best in the nation. Oklahoma averages 38.9 points per game, 10th in the nation, and is averaging 480.5 yards in total offense (ranked 19th nationally). Clemson allows 17.6 points per game, the seventh-best scoring defense nationally.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
CLEMSON: After losing freshman standout QB Deshaun Watson for the season with a torn left ACL, the Tigers will need a solid game from Cole Stoudt. The senior is more than capable, throwing for 1,573 yards and six touchdowns in six appearances in 2014.
OKLAHOMA: Sophomore RB Samaje Perine is ranked fifth in the nation with 21 rushing touchdowns and eighth with 1,579 rushing yards. That includes an FBS-record 427 rushing yards against Kansas.
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