CLEM­SON over Ga South­ern by 30

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Get­ting a win on the road in front of 105,000 ra­bid fans at Col­lege Sta­tion was no easy trick but the nar­row 28-26 win ex­posed the fact that the Tiger de­fense is not as im­pen­e­tra­ble as sus­pected, al­low­ing 505 yards to the Ag­gies. In fact, it was only a late in­ter­cep­tion on the pos­si­ble game-ty­ing 2-point con­ver­sion that ended the A&M come­back from a 21-3 deficit. Dabo Swin­ney has plenty of work ahead of him on of­fense as well, as a two-headed QB mess is in the mak­ing with vet­eran Kelly Bryant com­ing off the bench to lead drives that ul­ti­mately proved to be the dif­fer­ence. We can only con­sider tak­ing the points with an Ea­gles team that is back to their run­ning ways. Head coach Chad Lunsford ran 19 straight times to open the ac­tion last week ver­sus UMass, and GSU has rushed for 341 and 319 yards to start the sea­son) be­hind sopho­more QB Shai Werts. Ge­or­gia South­ern is 3-1 ver­sus the num­ber as non-con­fer­ence dogs of 17 or more points, while the Tigers are just 3-11 as fa­vorites of 3 TDs or more. Any suc­cess in the ground-and-pound at­tack for the Ea­gles will keep this con­test closer than most peo­ple sus­pect.

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