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Players of the Game: Clemson at Florida State

Clemson knocks off the ‘Noles in Tallahassee to move to 8-0. Who stood out in the Tigers 37-34 win?

Clemson v Florida State Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Offense: Jordan Leggett, #16, Tight End, SR: Leggett once again was Mr. Clutch for the Tigers as he hauled in a 34 yard touchdown with a little over 2 minutes left to give the Tigers a 35-34 lead before the 2 point conversion. Leggett’s reception was extremely impressive due to the athleticism it took for him to dive over an FSU defender and balance on one had long enough to get across the goal line for the go ahead score. Leggett led the team in receiving yards with 122 yards on 5 catches.

Defense: The Clemson Defensive Line: The entire DL played an outstanding game and were constantly in the backfield laying the hammer to Deondre Francois. Austin Bryant looks to have recovered from his injury as showed us a performance similar to his outstanding game against Oklahoma in last season’s Orange Bowl. Bryant had 1.5 sacks, and the DL as a whole accounted for 4 of Clemson’s 6 sacks. Dexter Lawrence and Christian Wilkins continued their dominant seasons. Clelin Ferrell racked up 4 tackles and a sack on the night. Also, shout out to Kendall Joseph who also had a huge game for the Tigers.

Special Teams: Greg Huegel, #92, K, RS So: Huegel had a nice 3 for 3 day for the Tigers, hitting a pair of first half chip shots after the offense was kept out of the endzone. He then nailed a huge 46 yard field goal with 5:25 left in the game to give Clemson a 29-28 lead. On kickoffs, Huegel kicked off 8 times for 512 yards, with 3 touchbacks.

Moment of the Game: It has to be Jordan Leggett’s game winning touchdown. Leggett had two huge catches on that drive, and showed incredible athleticism to get in the endzone balancing on one hand. Clemson was able to follow that up with a 2 point conversion reception by Mike Williams to give the Tigers the 3 point lead. Leggett has shown to be a good target for Deshaun Watson in crunch time.