Following a rough start to the season including a close call against Troy, Clemson played at Georgia Tech last night in Atlanta. To keep his Heisman hopes alive for this year he needed to start playing like he did last year.
His performance last night was outstanding to us in any way, but was still a step in the right direction.
He threw 32/48 for 304 yards. The yards look good but that’s less than 10 yards a completion and about 6 yards per attempt, which a very good number for a top caliber quarterback.
A big issue I see with Watson this year is his rushing. Last year he had 100yd rushing games and this year hasn’t come close. Last night he was 12 carries for 36 yards. Those aren’t good numbers for the stat book.
Clemson looked good overall but will need Watson to pick it if they want hopes at the playoffs and if he wants a Heisman. The win was good but could’ve and should’ve been more lopsided. They’ll begin to prepare for next week against Louisville in a huge game for the Heisman and the playoffs. If Clemson wants a shot at Lamar Jackson and the Cardinals, they’ll need a big performance form Deshaun Watson.