Clemson vs. Syracuse: By the numbers; The Good, The Bad, The Wacky
By the numbers
2 for 11
Clemson on third down
Touchdown passes for Syracuse QB Eric Dungey (6 allowed by Clemson coming in)
37 and 52
Yards on touchdown runs by Tavien Feaster and Travis Etienne
Clemson’s ACC record vs. Syracuse
1 for 3
Clemson’s Alex Spence on field goal attempts
Big-play touchdown runs from Tavien Feaster and Travis Etienne. Tanner Muse with a fumble return for a touchdown. Decent pressure on the quarterback, particularly by Clelin Ferrell.
Third down offense. A secondary so strong for six games was victimized by double-moves and pump fakes. Quarterback Kelly Bryant seemed hobbled before he left with an injury late in the first half. Kicking woes continue.
Clemson had not allowed a touchdown on the opening drive since the Pittsburgh loss Nov. 12 of last season.
Player of the Game
Three sacks, five tackles for loss, nine total tackles