Clemson vs. Syracuse: By the numbers; The Good, The Bad, The Wacky

October 14, 2017 GMT

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

The Good

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.

The Bad

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.

The Wacky

Clemson had not allowed a touchdown on the opening drive since the Pittsburgh loss Nov. 12 of last season.

Player of the Game

Clelin Ferrell


Defensive end

Three sacks, five tackles for loss, nine total tackles