Quick hitter: Chris Clark

Chris Clark has emerged as one of the go-to targets for this Syracuse team. The senior wide receiver talks about this weekend's contest, specifically Clemson's defensive line, and playing a game of this magnitude at home inside.

Receiver Chris Clark has been a consistent target for Syracuse in its last four games, accumulating 202 total yards on 15 catches and finding the end zone three times so far this season.

The senior will have a tall order to fulfill this Saturday against Clemson's defense -- a unit that ranks right up there in every major statistical category including in points allowed (25th), total yardage (38th), against the rush (44th) and in stopping third downs (11th).

When asked about what it's going to take to penetrate the stout defensive line, Clark was short, stating that as long as they hold their blocks and the receivers get open, everything else should fall into place.

"They are a great team," Clark said, "but the fact that we get to play at home gives us an advantage. It's going to be loud. As long as we do our assignments that the coaches give us and do everything we can do, I believe it won't be a hard game. We are all focused and all ready to play this team."

Clark also echoes Cameron Lynch's comments, too, stating that execution is the name of the game and sticking to the game plan that worked in the last two wins against Wagner and Tulane is the blueprint for success.

"What we have been doing has been working so there is no reason to switch it up," Clark said. "I don't feel we should switch it up because its Clemson. Our coaches have the plan, we just need to go out there and execute."

The senior also touched upon the fact the team is healthy for the most part and that the extra week helped out tremendously when it came to achieving full strength.

"It definitely helped," he said. "We are relaxed and going into the game healthy - that's the No. 1 thing."

When Saturday afternoon rolls around, one thing is for sure, Clark is ready to get out there.

"I'm really pumped for this game," he said. "This is probably one of the biggest games I've played in the Dome. I'm just excited to just see it and be there and play in that environment."

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