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Player Grades: Wake Forest at Clemson

Clemson gets to the 11-0 mark for the third time in school history. See who made the grade in the 33-13 win over the Demon Deacons

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Germone Hopper, WR, RS Junior, A+: A huge day for Hopper after a bit of a down year. Hopper snagged 3 catches for 120 yards. His longest was a 63 yard reception where Deshaun Watson rolled right and found Hopper after faking the end-around to him. Hopper has been in competition with Hunter Renfrow for that receiver position, and on Saturday Hopper had the better day.

Deon Cain, WR, Freshman, B-: An okay day yardage wise for Cain who had 29 yards on 4 catches, but he did reel in a touchdown for the Tigers, giving him at least 1 touchdown in the last 4 games. He also showed off his arm by connecting with a wide open Hunter Renfrow for a 35 yard pass. Cain continues to be a solid weapon for the Tigers and should make an impact during this final stretch.


Kevin  Dodd, DE, RS Junior, A: Dodd had a solid day by racking up 3 tackles and 1.5 sacks. He was in the backfield a lot, along with other members of the DL. He was a big part of a great effort that had 5 sacks on the day against the Deacons.

Cordrea Tankersly, CB, Junior, A+: Tank had a nice day picking up the slack with Mackensie Alexander being out for the game. Tankersly had 4 tackles and an interception. The interception was almost gifted to him, as Wake TE Cam Serigne threw and absolute duck in Codrea's direction. The ball wobbled and went directly to Tank, who had a 5 yard return on it.

Special Teams

Greg Huegel, K, Freshman, A-: Solid day for Greg the Leg by knocking through a 40 yarder in the second and a 36 yarder in the third. His big issue was on the PAT after Deon Cain's 2nd quarter touchdown reception where he kicked it low and it was blocked. In a game like this, it didn't hurt very much, but missing PATs could be more consequential in the postseason.