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FSU vs. Clemson: Halftime thoughts, observations

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Florida State entered into today’s matchup vs. Clemson as a 9.5 point underdog, knowing that despite a down year for the Tigers it would be an uphill climb to pull off the upset in Death Valley.

The game, thought to be a defensive showdown, has had its fair share of offense early in the game. Clemson has ridden the running ability of Will Shipley for most of its success, while Florida State has used a combo of running prowess and freakish football happenings to find its points.

The highlight of the half — and likely the game, regardless of the result — was running back Lawrance Toafilli’s mind-blowing run after catch where he rolled over a Clemson defender to stay upright and score a 75-yard touchdown:

Quarterback comparison

Florida State’s Jordan Travis: 5 of 7, 105 yards, two touchdowns

Clemson’s DJ Uiagalelei: 12 0f 18, 109, one touchdown

Running back comparison

Florida State’s Jashaun Corbin: 6 attempts, 32 yards

Clemson’s Will Shipley: 12 attempts, 78 yards

Florida State Seminoles vs. Clemson Tigers

Pre-Game Coverage from Tomahawk Nation