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Defense steps up for No. 3 Clemson vs. No. 13 Auburn

Defense steps up for No. 3 Clemson vs. No. 13 Auburn

"You have to find ways to win games, especially early in the season, and I'm just really proud of our guys, particularly on defense".

As for the here and now, tonight's game in Clemson marks a return of Kevin Steele, the defensive coordinator Dabo Swinney fired a few years ago, and he'll have in his arsenal a defensive tackle who may be the Auburn player who poses Clemson the most problems, Derrick Brown. Quarterback Jarrett Stidham finished the night with -42 rushing yards on his way to being sacked 11 times. Instead, Clemson provided more menace. Especially in a game Malzahn repeatedly referred to as a "measuring stick".

The Clemson Tigers had just six total yards on six plays in the first quarter and trailed the Auburn Tigers 6-0 entering the second quarter.

After surrendering 97 yards to Auburn (1-1) in the first half, Clemson's defense allowed only 20 yards in the final 30 minutes.

Auburn's offensive line looked incapable of creating holes or making stops. Clemson's secondary blanketed Auburn's receivers, even without starting safety Van Smith. Or, was Williams within his rights and Bryant's to blame for remaining a ball-carrier for so long?

In Johnson's absence, junior Kamryn Pettway received his first start of the 2017 season after missing the season opener due to a suspension for a violation of team rules.

Williams is confident the offense can turn it around this season. "Not who played well and who didn't", senior linebacker Tre' Williams said.




"They're defending national champs and their defense is one of the best ones in college football", Malzahn said.

Malzahn said after the game that his team needs to get better at the run game, but it looked almost impossible. If he can stay composed behind his veteran offensive line, the offense can have success.

Auburn leads the series 34-14-2, but Clemson has won the three meetings.

Auburn had several chances to score in the second half, forcing a Clemson fumble in the third quarter, and four consecutive Clemson punts.

Because, well, while it might be harder for Clemson's offense to score it's probably going to be harder for opposing offenses to score, too.

Again, this is only Week 2. But Auburn never strung enough first downs together in the second half to make it matter. The defense seems to have it, but offense needs work.

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