Clemson is about to lose to Oklahoma in the BCS semifinals. The Tigers are a nice team, but Florida State’s 38-24 faceplant against Houston earlier today was the final nail in a coffin made up of the fact that Clemson plays in the ACC, and the ACC is terrible at football.
The ACC is 3-5 in bowls so far, and that’s a miracle. That record could easily be 1-7 because the league has been exposed, once again, as playing vanilla football with inferior athletes. In eight games, ACC opponents have scored an average of 39.5 points and rolled up 552 total yards.
Lowlights include the 667 yards Duke surrendered to Indiana (Indiana!) in a 44-41 win, the 590 yards Pittsburgh allowed to Navy in a 44-28 blowout loss, the 569 Mississippi State used to grind North Carolina State into the Charlotte mud in a 51-28 romp and the 756 (756!) Baylor video-gamed on North Carolina in a 49-38 win that was nowhere near that close.
Clemson is 13-0 only because its schedule is made up of those patsies, and the Tigers kept the ACC defensive tradition alive by allowing Oklahoma to roll 80 yards down the field on its first possession to go up 7-0. It’s not going to get better.