Notre Dame Opponent Preview: Clemson Tigers Offense

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Sep 17, 2015; Louisville, KY, USA; Clemson Tigers wide receiver Artavis Scott (3) catches a pass from quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) during the first quarter against the Louisville Cardinals at Papa John

The Fighting Irish defense will be challenged by an explosive Clemson Tigers Offense

Let’s think back to a year ago when Notre Dame was in a similar position. Ranked number five in the country, the Irish traveled to Tallahassee, Florida to take on No. 2 Florida State in a clash that would be remembered as one of the best games of the 2014 season. Despite going blow for blow against the Winston-led Seminoles, Notre Dame fell short losing 27-31. That game altered the course of Notre Dame’s season as the Irish finished 2-7 in the second half of the year.

One year later, Notre Dame (4-0) finds itself in a very similar situation. The Irish will travel to Death Valley to take on the 11th ranked Clemson Tigers in a match up that will be covered by College Game Day. Many of the Irish are looking to avenge last year’s prime time loss with a huge victory over the Tigers (3-0) Saturday. If they can walk away with a win, Notre Dame will undoubtedly be seen as a legitimate contender for the College Football Playoffs.

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