Previewing the 2015 Clemson Football Schedule

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The 2014 Clemson Tigers finished their season with an impressive 10-3 record. After losing two of its first three games, Clemson won nine of its last ten games. Clemson capped its season off by routing the Oklahoma Sooners, 40-6 in the Russell Athletic Bowl. Sophomore wide receiver Mike Williams caught nine passes for 112 yards and one touchdown. Williams broke out by catching for 57 passes for 1,030 yards and six touchdowns. Senior quarterback Cole Stoudt threw for 319 yards and three touchdowns in Clemson’s rout of Oklahoma. Due to his inconsistent play, Stoudt was replaced by true freshman quarterback Deshaun Watson midway through the season. In limited action, Watson threw for 14 touchdowns and just two interceptions. Watson also added 200 rushing yards and five touchdowns. Watson suffered a knee injury and missed the last three games of the season. Despite the bevy of playmakers on offense, Clemson fielded one of the best defenses in college football. Led by defensive end Vic Beasley, Clemson allowed just 16.7 points per game. Beasley was a consensus first-team All-American and ACC-Defensive-Player-of-the-Year. Beasley ended his career as the all-time sack leader in Clemson history (29).

Entering the 2015 season, fans are anxiously anticipating the return of Watson. Watson adds a dynamic, explosive element to Clemson’s offense and his return makes Clemson the odds-on favorites in the ACC. Watson will also be included in Heisman Trophy discussion. The combination of Watson and Williams will be one of the most exciting duos in college football. Williams will be expected to another step forward in his development. Williams does remind some fans of ex-Tiger wide receiver, DeAndre Hopkins due to his big play ability. Clemson sent six defensive players to the NFL Combine, so the defense will need to be rebuilt. After losing Jameis Winston to the NFL Draft, Florida State will not be as good while Clemson will need to figure out a way to slow down Georgia Tech’s explosive triple-option attack.

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The current secondary market average price for 2015 Clemson football tickets is $199.42. The most expensive home game on the schedule will come on October 3 against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Currently the average price for Notre Dame vs Clemson tickets is $392.22 with a get-in price of $177.

An overview of Clemson’s schedule, which includes home games against Notre Dame, Georgia Tech, and Florida State, is presented below:

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