Where the Clemson Tigers Are Going Wrong

Jacqueline KirbyContributor IIIOctober 3, 2009

ATLANTA - SEPTEMBER 10:  C.J. Spiller #28 of the Clemson Tigers against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Bobby Dodd Stadium on September 10, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Clemson was handed their third loss today, their second in the ACC.  The Tigers started off looking strong but seem to have lost some of the momentum they had early in the season.  So what are they doing wrong?

Last week, the Tigers were up through the half but came back to play in the rain and quickly lost focus as the Horned Frogs went up 14-10.  The Clemson offense has been having trouble in the red zone, going 2-for-12 so far this season when trying to score.

This week, once again the Tigers started the first quarter 10-0 but allowed 17 points by the Terrapins in the second quarter.  They were trailing at the half 17-13. 

This week, we had problems on offense again.  Our kicker, Richard Jackson, missed two field goals, one at 47 yards and another at 48 yards.  Those were crucial points that could have handed us the win.

Kyle Parker went 20-of-37 today with 180 passing yards.  Parker got sacked on the 28 yard line and fumbled the ball with 27 seconds left in the game.  The fumble was recovered by Maryland's Demetrius Hartsfield, deciding the Tigers' fate with a loss.

What can we do to get our offense back in top form?