CFB Week 1 Highlights

CFB Week 1 Scoreboard

Clemson vs. Florida State Football: What Went Wrong for the Tigers

« Prev
1 of 7
Next »
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse the slideshow
Clemson vs. Florida State Football: What Went Wrong for the Tigers
Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
Tajh Boyd feeling the heat against the 'Noles defense

For the seconds after Clemson's Chandler Catanzaro banged home a 50-yard field goal, the Tigers and their fans allowed themselves to believe they were in control of a game that had them leading a powerhouse Florida State team by 10 points. 

Throughout most of the first three quarters of Saturday's top ten matchup, the Clemson offense was rolling. The well-oiled machine was putting up points so consistently that it was easy to brush off the fact that their defense was basically nonexistent. 

It seemed like as soon as Catanzaro finished celebrating that kick, Florida State was down at Clemson's side of the field. Three Florida State possessions and three Florida State touchdowns later, the game had a markedly different feel to it. 

Clemson never really had the game "in the bag" so to speak, but had they done things differently, they would have been in a position to put Florida State away. There were at least five things that went wrong for the Tigers during this game that will hopefully be fixed before they travel to Boston College for next week's tilt. 

Begin Slideshow »
Load More Stories

Follow Clemson Football from B/R on Facebook

Follow Clemson Football from B/R on Facebook and get the latest updates straight to your newsfeed!

Out of Bounds

Clemson Football

Subscribe Now

We will never share your email address

Thanks for signing up.