By Rachel Eagleton // Athletic Communications
CLEMSON, S.C. - Top-ranked Clemson defeated Wake Forest 33-13 on Saturday, moving the Tigers to 11-0 for the first time since 1981.
“I’m excited to be 11-0,” said head coach Dabo Swinney. “That’s what this senior group has done...they’ve won and made this program better and they're leaving it better than when they came, which is what a legacy is all about. We have state championship week now and a chance to go 12-0, so we have to play our best game of the year, and we are going to prepare to do that.”
The Tiger defense lit the fire early with a caused fumble by Ben Boulware, which was recovered by Kevin Dodd. Overall, the defense allowed only 152 yards.
Deshaun Watson ignited the offense by completing 24-35 passes with four touchdowns in the first half. The offense totaled 552 yards, including 381 passing and 171 rushing.
Deon Cain joined Sammy Watkins in becoming the second first-year freshman in Clemson history to record a touchdown in four consecutive games.
After an electric first half, the Tigers took a more relaxed approach in the second half, allowing more of their players to see action on the field.
Clemson finished the ACC regular season with an 8-0 record for the first time in history.
The Tigers’ next contest is Saturday, November 28 at Williams-Brice Stadium against South Carolina. Kickoff is set for noon.
Staff Writer ACCBattles.com