The Tigers are best known for their dynamic tailback tandem of
Clemson has consistently produced stingy defenses in recent years and 2007 no exception, as the Tigers ranked sixth in the nation (297.1 yards per game). Defensive end
Auburn's offense struggled most of the season, resulting in the resignation of coordinator
Auburn's sixth-ranked defense held nine of its 12 opponents to 20 points or less, with the notable exception of a 45-20 loss to Georgia. A dominant defensive line -- led by ends
Auburn is something of a wild-card, as it's hard to say how big of an impact new offensive coordinator Franklin will have on the gameplan. The Tigers' limited offense is unlikely to explode, however, against a formidable Clemson defense, while Clemson has enough weapons on offense to break a few big plays against even Auburn's usually dominant D.