Get in and get out: no injuries
I don’t like to repeat points from week to week, but in this respect, the Florida Atlantic game isn’t any different from the Charleston Southern game.
The ideal situation for the Tigers is for the offense to put points on the scoreboard, and for the defense to push FAU into as many turnovers or punting situations as possible.
The Tigers have perhaps their biggest challenge of the season the next weekend when Florida State visits Death Valley. The last thing Clemson Football needs is for any important players to be injured against Florida Atlantic.
The Owls are a Group of Five team, so they represent a stiffer challenge than an FCS team like the Buccaneers. We also need to note that the Owls’ lackluster performance at home against the Bobcats might have been due to looking ahead to their game against the Tigers.
Clemson will need to be focused on their game. If they are, it is reasonable to expect that the Tigers might be able to get the starters out of the game earlier than they did this past weekend against CSU. Keep your fingers crossed. Reps are important, but so is health.