Tucker in the passing game could play a key role IMO. Maybe he needs to stay in to block more but if he is able to catch some passes it could adjust their strategy if they plan to put pressure on GS.
On defense we need to get better at protecting the long passes. There haven’t been a lot to connect against us but the last two games (not counting Wagner) the opportunities have been there and not capitalized on. Clemson isn’t going to miss those or likely drop some easy long passes.
If Alford is ever going to be a big time receiver, with his size and speed, this is the game he needs to be that player.
If that were to happen then Clemson would be in trouble. That would prevent a double on OG and give us 4 options on every offensive play.
Players have to step up on O Saturday that isn't Tucker, Shrader or OG. To win games like this, it has to happen...a diving catch on 3rd down, breaking a tackle or simply catching the ball thrown to them by running the correct pattern/being in the right spot.