Clemson-Auburn was a game for grown men

September 20th, 2010

So says Tony Barnhart:

Auburn’s 27-24 victory against Clemson in overtime was one of the hardest hitting games I’ve seen in a long time. Two guys got carted off with serious leg injuries. Clemson quarterback Kyle Parker took a shot to the back (it was a legal shot, I might add) and showed tremendous grit in playing throught the pain. Auburn showed a lot of maturity in coming back from a 17-3 halftime deficit to win. Clemson showed, with running backs Jamie Harper and Andre Ellington, that the Tigers are going to be a force in the ACC Atlantic. It was a good old-fashioned street fight and I loved every minute of it. Just sorry that it came down to the Clemson kid missing a field goal. That’s a tough way for anybody to lose.

Clemson’s long snapper deserves a share of the blame. If he doesn’t double-clutch on Clemson’s first field goal attempt in OT, the game would have gone into another OT session, and who knows what would have happened then? I don’t like to think about it.

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