“I expect a big improvement this week because we’ve got to get better at throwing the ball downfield,” offensive coordinator Mike Bobo said.
The No. 6 Bulldogs are off this week, but a game at No. 21 South Carolina looms on Sept. 13.
Mason’s numbers were a solid 18 of 26 for 131 yards. He didn’t turn the ball over but didn't throw a touchdown pass.
“A couple of times we had a couple of guys and we didn’t pull the trigger,” Bobo said. “That’s easy to see on Sunday or Monday when you’re going over the tape and looking at it from the film. It’s a little bit different when you’re standing in there and you’ve got guys breathing down your neck, but that’s part of playing the position, you’ve got to stand in there and cut it loose.”
Added coach Mark Richt on his radio show Monday night: “There’s no question that we’re going to have to throw the ball better than we did this last game to continue to have success throughout the season."
Bobo said some good still came from throwing the ball downfield even when there weren’t completions. Clemson was called for two pass interference calls.