While it’s not unrealistic to witness a Clemson undefeated regular season, it’s still hard to picture them surging into the BCS title game. I was on the Tigers’ bandwagon after their impressive three-game winning streak over ranked teams.
Then, Clemson had quite the wacky road game in College Park. The Tigers fell behind by 18 to a very average Maryland team in the third quarter before staging a furious comeback to down the Terps, 56-45.
If Clemson really wants the chance to play for a national championship, they’re going to need a much better effort from their defense than what they showed last weekend. Unfortunately for them, they may not get the chance to show what they can do against any more elite competition, as their two toughest remaining games are against an overrated Wake Forest team and a South Carolina team without its starting quarterback and running back.
Is Clemson’s body of work going to be enough to wow the human voters? I say no.