No.2 The secondary was rather impressive
Coming into Thursday night’s game, the Jackets secondary was considered to be the strength of their defense. That being said, it was still going to be a hard matchup against Trevor Lawrence and Clemson’s stable of future NFL wide receivers. In the end, the Jackets secondary, however, played extremely well all things considered.
The Jackets kept a Heisman favorite in Lawrence in check for most of the evening. Lawrence’s night ended with the sophomore quarterback completing 13-of-23 passes for 168-yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. Lawrence last year threw just four interceptions so to see him throw two in this year’s season opener was definitely a surprise. Even his lone touchdown pass wasn’t the result of a perfect pass but because of a tremendous play by Tee Higgins.
But going forward, the secondary will need to continue their strong play because, with their performance against the Tigers, the Jackets have set high expectations for themselves.