29 December 2007


#15 Clemson (9-3) @ #23 Auburn (8-4). Monday, December 31st, 7:30 PM, ESPN, at the Georgia Dome, Atlanta.

Line: Clemson -3

Edge Goes To:

Offense: Clemson - The Tigers with a lake have scored over 100 more points this season than Auburn. Auburn gets credit for a new offensive coordinator, but it remains to be seen if the team can install a new system in a few short weeks and be ready for Clemson.

Defense: Auburn - The other Tigers feature a stifling defense that's giving up less than 17 points per game.

Special Teams: Push, because we don't know shit about Auburn's special teams.

Intangibles: Clemson will be without two starting linebackers, Tremaine Billie and Nick Watkins and starting guard Christian Capote for academics, or lack thereof. Courtney Vincent, late of a DUI arrest, might make for a benched staring linebacker trifecta. Auburn has installed a new offense, and Clemson will have little time to prepare. Auburn's offense could best be described as anemic this season, so a new scheme may not do much to help a woeful squad. Clemson last played in the Peach Bowl in 2003 when they defeated the #6 ranked Tennessee Volunteers.

Our Take:

Chili: Windows Vista ate his computer.

Willy Mac: Whoo boy, missing two linebackers on a young defense and a tackle on a young offensive line is no good. Before the three suspensions I thought we had a great chance at blowing this game open early and shutting up the SEC chest pounders early in the first half. Even after the suspensions I had a little bit to gather myself back up and think positive but something about being here in Atlanta just doesn't seem right. I really am scared. Could the team that shit the bed against UGA turn around and woodshed us? This game has been a historically close game for us, even though we've lost a lot more than we've won here in the Peach. I know they have an embarrassing offense but their defense is scary good. Like, good enough to beat us like the Bears did to the Cardinals that one time via defensive touchdowns. We could be as fake as Tila Tequila, but lets hope not.

Auburn 24, Clemson 13