3. Running back Travis Etienne
The Clemson offense was a well-oiled machine in 2017. They averaged 194.1 yards per game on the ground, and that was thanks to a three-headed monster of an attack. Bryant, Travis Etienne and Tavien Feaster each had 665 rushing yards or better.
Etienne is the scariest of the three, however. He is explosive as they come and averaged 7.2 yards per carry on 107 carries last season. He and Feaster received the exact same amount of carries, but it was Etienne who led the team in rushing yards and touchdowns. He also averaged over 11 yards per catch out of the backfield.
Elko will have to keep Etienne in check and limit the amount of explosive plays he is capable of providing. It could get real ugly if he starts ripping off 10, 15 and 20-yard runs.
Here’s a little bit of what Etienne can do
The Aggies have an experience front seven heading into this season. They face maybe their toughest test of the season slowing down Clemson’s many athletes who can run the ball.