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Jimbo: Against the no huddle, clock control is second to scoring points

Clemson and Florida State face off tomorrow night in one of the premier games of the weekend at 8pm ET.

Yesterday, Jimbo Fisher was asked about the importance of running the ball and controlling the clock this week to keep the Clemson offense off of the field (which ranks in the top 29 in scoring offense, and rushing and passing offense).

Fisher noted that the days of trying to eat up the clock by running the ball against no huddle teams are pretty much gone, you have to flat out score points to have a shot.

"Better score points. See, all those days, because of the no huddle things, I think those days are gone."

"I think it's harder in college to control the ball much more than it is in pro ball because the clock doesn't run, and in college ball the clock stops for so many different things."

Florida State brings the nations second ranked scoring offense into the game, averaging 59 points per game, scoring at least 52 points in each of their three games so far this season. Their defense also boasts an impressive resume, ranking #1 nationally in rushing defense, pass defense, pass efficiency defense, total defense, and scoring defense.