Grades: Clemson Over Louisiana Tech

Following each game, each phase of the Clemson team will be given a letter grade. Here are this week's grades following the Tigers' 51-0 victory over Louisiana Tech:

Yes, the offense rolled up 393 rushing yards and had three backs each rush for at least 100 yards, but there was a mistake or two. They weren't perfect, which is the reason the Tigers don't get an A+. Quarterback Will Proctor missed a wide open Chansi Stuckey in the end zone and C.J. Spiller fumbled. Things like that could haunt Clemson in a close game.

Clemson recorded four interceptions and got its first shutout of the season. The Tigers also had four sacks. There were some missed assignments here and there, but that's to be expected with such an inexperienced defense. The defense will no doubt be tested much more next week.

Had it not been for Jacoby Ford's kickoff return for a touchdown and the punting of Cole Chason, this would have been an F. Two fumbles on punt returns, a blocked extra point and bad kickoff coverage is just another example of how the Tigers may have the worst special teams in the country to date. Every week, it's something different. This time, however, three phases went bad.

This would have been an A as well had the problems on special teams not made a return visit. Apparently whatever they're trying to do on the kickoff team and field goal unit isn't working. The rest of the team came out on fire and avoided the much talked about letdown. They were ready to play.

Once again, had it not been for the special teams and three turnovers, this would have been an A. Last week's game against North Carolina was a much better all-around performance. Even so, it's pretty encouraging to know that a team gets a grade of a B and still wins 51-0. Top Stories