CLEMSON, S.C. — En route to winning 14 games in a row this season and becoming the 16th-ranked scoring offense in the country, Clemson eclipsed 30 points 11 times, 40 points six times and even wen north of 50 on two occasions. Putting points on the scoreboard hasn’t been an issue for the Tigers.
Even against Boston College — the fourth-ranked scoring defense nationally and top-ranked defense in terms of yardage — Clemson piled on 34 points.
Since the Tigers have had what seems like a cake-walk kind of season offensively, everyone wants to know how the offensive players for Clemson feel about Alabama, a defensive front that looks more Golaith than David, and would eat cake for breakfast, lunch and dinner if their elite athletes were allowed to eat anything bad for their hardened bodies. Has there been any defense along the way that looked similar to the Crimson Tide?
“It’s Alabama,” said First Team All-ACC and Clemson offensive guard Eric Mac Lain on Tuesday. “They’re not comparable to anyone. They have some monsters over there. We’re really looking forward to that challenge.”
Alabama’s defense isn’t an obstacle Clemson’s backing down from, however.
“They have some potential top-10 picks over there in the NFL (Draft),” said Mac Lain. “If you have aspirations to play at that next level you have to do well in these games and perform.”