Clemson Football vs. Wofford: Keys to the Game

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Sep 27, 2014; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers tight end Jordan Leggett (16) scores a touchdown while being defended by North Carolina Tar Heels safety Tim Scott (7) during the second half at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Tigers won 50-35. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

Key 3: Don’t turn the ball over

I know, obvious, right? You never want to turn the ball over and I’ll be honest, this is a key almost every week, but you especially don’t want to do it this week. From a game perspective, the only way Wofford stays in the game is if the Clemson offense turns the ball over. These can swing momentum and keep the game closer than what it should be.

The Tigers need to play turnover-free in order to get everything accomplished they need to for today. What do I mean? If Clemson turns the ball over three times against a very opportunistic defense in Wofford, this will stint the growth of the team because younger guys will not get as much playing time.

In addition to the game being closer than it should be, this will leave a sour-taste in the mouth of every Clemson football fan Saturday. What no Tiger fan wants to see is the game finish with a score of 31-21 Clemson or something of that kind. I, personally, don’t think that will happen, but Clemson has to refrain from making dumb mistakes and giving the ball away to Wofford. This is not only important for the game, but for the season as the opener serves as a measuring stick for the rest of the season.

Next: Key 2