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Players of the Game: Clemson at Wake Forest

Clemson clinches the ACC Atlantic division for the 2nd straight year. Who stood out in the Tigers 35-13 win?

NCAA Football: Clemson at Wake Forest Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Offense: Wayne Gallman, #9, RB, RS Junior: We gave Wayne the ball? We gave Wayne the ball! Well, sort of, anyway. Wayne had 22 carries, which was the highest since his 30 carry games at Auburn; however, Jeff Scott and Tony Elliot once again decided to back off of Wayne when he’s getting hot. Regardless, Wayne Train ran for 161 yards and two touchdowns. Hopefully, if Wayne gets going again in the Sakerlina game, the coaches will keep feeding him and let him go off.

Defense: Kendall Joseph, #34, LB, RS Sophomore: Kendall played a great game against the Deacs, racking 7 total tackles and 1.5 sacks. It was very encouraging to see him get pressure in the backfield like he did. I’m very excited to see what Kendall will do in the remaining games and into next season.

Special Teams: Artavis Scott, #3, WR/PR, Junior: Honestly, not a huge day special teams wise, so I’m giving the nod to Artavis. He had 2 kickoff returns for 38 yards. He also had 1 punt return for 12 yards. Most importantly: HE DIDN’T FUMBLE THE PUNT. Ray Ray McCloud has the potential to do great things, and he’s a heck of a receiver, but for now, let’s have Artavis return punts, please!

Moment of the Game: The moment that stood out to me was during the 4th quarter drive that ended with Wayne Gallman’s touchdown. The offense had been struggling a bit, and the Tigers faced 3rd and 11. Deshaun Watson hit Jordan Leggett about two yards shy of the first down marker, yet Leggett was able to drag at least two Wake defenders with him for three more yards to pick up the first down. This reminded me of Leggett’s game winning touchdown against FSU, where his will and determination got the job done. Huge play by Leggett!