Clemson Football: What we learned about the Tigers in Wake Forest win

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What we learned about Clemson football in win over Wake Forest

The Clemson football team opened up the 2020 season with an emphatic win over the Wake Forest Demon Deacons by a score of 37-13, but it really wasn’t even that close.

The Tigers jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. Clemson football ended up playing a total of 78 players- 80 made the trip- and there was never any doubt over the course of the night about who the better team was and what the outcome would be.

As we continue to look back at the season-opening victory and prepare for the season moving forward, here are the major things we learned about Clemson football.

Things we learned about the Clemson football offense

  • Trevor Lawrence, Travis Etienne & the stars are truly just that: Stars.
  • The offense used the middle of the field much more than in years past.
  • Braden Galloway brings a new dimension to the unit.
  • The play-calling was extremely balanced and played to the Tigers’ strengths
  • D.J. Uiagalelei has beaten out Taisun Phommachanh on the depth chart
  • The starting offensive line had its hiccups, but got better as the game progressed.
  • The second-team offensive line has talent, but development still needs to be done
  • Demarkcus Bowman is extremely explosive and he came out firing on all cylinders. He was just a missed tackle away from six on a couple of occasions.

Overall, Clemson could’ve hung 50 on the board relatively easily if it wanted to. The Tigers dropped two touchdown passes in the end zone and it’s clear that the starting offensive unit is going to be special.

Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne both had big games and it’s clear that we’re going to continue to see this unit improve as the season progresses.

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