CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Citadel coach Kevin Higgins warned all week the biggest difference between his Bulldogs and No. 7 Clemson was the Tigers' speed.
It didn't take Clemson (10-1) long to prove him right. After failing to score on their first drive, the Tigers scored on a five-play, 61-yard drive early in the first quarter. Four were passes where Clemson sprinted pass the slower linebackers and defensive backs for The Citadel (5-7).
"We try to simulate that speed with the scout team. Unfortunately, we have guys that run 4.8 and they have guys that run 4.4," Higgins said. "Then when you think you have it covered outside, they hit you up the middle because they have so much talent."