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Players of the Game: Clemson at Boston College

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Clemson snags a Friday night victory in Chesnut Hill. Who stood out for the Tigers this week?

Clemson v Boston College Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images

Offense: Wayne Gallman, RB, #9, RS Jr: Gallman won the leather helmet given to the MVP of the O’Rourke-McFadden Trophy game Friday, and was a huge reason for Clemson’s early offensive success. Gallman had 9 carries for 109 yards and a long 59 yard touchdown in the first quarter to help spark Clemson’s offense. It’s very confusing to see how well the Wayne Train can run, yet see how few carries he was given Friday. While I am glad that the coaches worked in Tavien Feaster, Adam Choice, CJ Fuller, and Tyshon Dye, I really hope we see Clemson target Gallman to help us get a strong, consistent run game going.

Defense: Van Smith, S, #23, SO: I’ve been big on Van Smith since last year’s beat down of Miami, and this year he hasn’t disappointed. Van led the team with 9 solo tackles on Friday, forced a fumble, and was all over the field. I’m very excited to see Van progress and think he is going to be a key part to Clemson’s run to the playoffs.

Special Teams: Greg Huegel, K, #92, RS So: It’s a pretty nice day when Clemson kicks off 9 times and has to attempt 0 field goals. Clemson’s offensive onslaught of BC relegated Huegel to PAT attempts and kickoffs, but he did a fantastic job on those, connecting on all of 8 PATS and kicking off 7 times for 401 yards with 2 touchbacks, averaging 57 yards per kickoff before Alex Spence came in to take the last 2 kick offs.

Moment of the Game: Mark Fields’s 4th quarter pick-six was a perfect way for Clemson to cap off a dominating win. After running back the 42 yard touchdown, Fields was greeted by a group of excited teammates on the sideline. Seeing Deshuan Watson and other players celebrate with Fields was an awesome moment. Another moment that stands out to me was Ben Boulware’s second half decleating of BC QB Patrick Towles. While it almost got Ben ejected, it was an awesome, clean hit that reminded Clemson fans of when linebacker David Dunham destroyed then BC quarterback Matt Ryan during the 2005 Clemson-BC game in Death Valley.