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Saturday, November 7, 2009
Clemson's red zone woes resurface

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

CLEMSON, S.C. -- First there was the drop by Jacoby Ford inside the 10-yard line. Then there was Clemson's penalty for an ineligible receiver on third and goal. And finally -- and fittingly -- there was the missed 26-yard field goal. And for the second time tonight, Clemson missed an opportunity to take the lead from Florida State.

That's two missed field goals and an extra point for the Tigers. Do the math, and it adds up to a touchdown, which Clemson could use right now. The Tigers trail 24-21 entering the fourth quarter.

After wins over Wake Forest and Miami, it appeared that Clemson had solved some problems on offense, but C.J. Spiller can't be the only answer for this team, especially when so much else is going wrong around him.