TCU-Clemson: Defensive Duel in Death Valley

Posted by Misthaufen on September-23-2009 Add Comments

Like two experienced gunfighters standing out in a dusty boomtown in the Old West, TCU and Clemson prepare to duel in Death Valley this Saturday, as two top 20 defenses square off. The game has been moved from its original time of high noon to 3:30 pm to better accommodate tailgating, but the spirit of the duel continues on.

Last year, TCU ranked No. 1 in the country in rushing defense (allowing 47.1 yards per game), No. 1 in total defense (allowing just 217.7 yards per game), No. 4 in passing defense, and No. 2 in scoring defense.

Clemson finished at No. 13 in scoring defense, No. 10 in passing defense, and No. 18 in total defense.

The game came about in large part because new Clemson coach Dabo Swinney did not wan...

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