Previewing Clemson Miami football game with Tigers site Rubbing the Rock

Dec 2, 2017; Charlotte, NC, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports
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Canes Warning Clemson partner site Rubbing the Rock answered five questions posed ahead of the Miami football game at the Tigers Saturday night.

The Miami football team will play its biggest game since a loss to Clemson in the 2017 ACC Championship Game. After impressive victories over UAB, Louisville and Florida State to begin the 2020 season, the Hurricanes take a huge leap in competition at Clemson on Saturday night.

The Clemson FanSided site Rubbing the Rock, the partner site to Canes Warning answered five questions to preview the game between the Miami football team and Clemson Saturday night at Memorial Stadium. Clemson enters the ABC College Football Primetime Game 3-0. ESPN College Gameday will be at Clemson.

Clemson has started the 2020 season with wins over Wake Forest, the Citadel and Virginia. The Cavaliers lost 41-23 to the Tigers but showed how to move the ball offensively. Virginia gained 417 yards against the Clemson defense. Virginia QB Brennan Armstrong ran for 89 yards and threw for 270 and three TDs.

Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence and running back Travis Etienne have been the cornerstone of the Tigers offense in 2020. Etienne leads Clemson with 242 rushing yards and two TDs and has nine receptions for 172 yards and another TD. The Clemson wide receivers have been somewhat inconsistent but have big play ability.

Amari Rodgers has 12 receptions for 206 yards and three TDs. South Florida native Frank Ladson has nine for 179 yards and two TDs. The Miami secondary needs to limit big plays. Earlier this week, Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott mentioned Clemson is game planning for Miami safety Bubba Bolden.