Will Muschamp on key to Clemson game: 'You can't get one dimensional'
One of the biggest games of the weekend will take place in Columbia, as the No. 24 South Carolina Gamecocks play host to the No. 3 Clemson Tigers.
In what is sure to be a hotly contested rivalry game, there’s a lot on the line for the Tigers, who need a win to stay in the College Football Playoff picture.
When discussing the keys to the game, South Carolina coach Will Muschamp said it’ll be important for the Gamecocks to avoid becoming too one-dimensional against Clemson (via 247Sports):
“You don’t want to get into a one-dimensional game with this group like we did a year ago,” Muschamp said. “You watch and they do a real good job pressuring the quarterback if they know you’re going to be in a throw situation the entire game it’s going to be a long day. You have stay balanced. You have to be hardheaded in the run game a little bit. When you play a front like this you’re not going to always hit a 20-yard run every time you run it. You have to stay patient and you can’t get one dimensional.”
Last year, the Tigers blew out the Gamecocks 56-7, taking an early lead and forcing South Carolina to try to move the ball through the air.
This time around, it sounds like Muschamp wants to establish the running game early, even against Clemson’s stout defense.