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We didn’t see a ton of action from Gallman in the opener, but I expect him to be a major contributor in this game. He could be an important factor for the Tigers in Tallahassee and down the stretch, so getting him on the field in this one will be a good measuring stick of where he is in his development.
Getting the run game going early will allow the offense to take their shots down the field, so the running backs are all worth watching in this one. D.J. Howard started against Georgia, but it was obvious that the coaches feel most comfortable with C.J. Davidson carrying the ball. It will be interesting to see if Gallman can do enough in this one to earn the coaches’ trust down the stretch.
Stephone Anthony and Tony Steward
The Bulldogs had a solid rushing attack in Week 1, going for 381 yards against Benedict. South Carolina State will likely try to establish the run game early in this one, so the Clemson linebackers will need to have a good game.
Germone Hopper or Artavis Scott
Hopper is a player to watch here, because I’m interested to see how the coaches use him early on. The Tigers involved Hopper in the offense early against Georgia, and he went his way deep in the first quarter.
We have been talking about Mike Williams, Charone Peake and Adam Humphries stepping up as the No. 1 target for Stoudt, but maybe Hopper or Artavis Scott is that guy.
Scott showed that he has the talent to be on the field, even as a freshman. It should be fun to watch how Morris uses this pair in Saturday’s matchup.