Offense: Ray Ray McCloud, #34, WR, Sophomore: No, this isn’t a joke. Although he had the biggest boneheaded moment of the game with his fumble on a punt return, he was one of Clemson’s best offensive performers on Saturday. He pulled down 7 catches for 86 yards. Ray Ray showed flashes of what he can do, and it’s very encouraging to see his abilities. However, y’all don’t know how badly I wanted to make Christian Wilkins the offensive MVP. I need more passes to Slash in my life.
Defense: Kendall Joseph, #34 , LB, RS Sophomore: Yep, the other number 34 had a big game for himself as well. He was second on the team in tackles with 8 (including 3 solo) and forced a fumble. He also had a huge interception to kill a Troy drive and keep what little momentum we had on our side. Good to see Joseph step up as a big asset.
Special Teams: Greg Huegel, #92, K, RS Sophomore: He hit all his PATs this week and hit 3 huge field goals for us. Considering how stagnant the offense was, those 12 points (3 FGs, 3 PATs) were huge. Greg also had a great day on kickoffs, putting 5 of his 7 kickoffs in the endzone for touchbacks. Hopefully that trend continues on through the season.
Moment of the Game: Christian Wilkins’s Touchdown: As bleak as things looked during Saturday’s game, let’s not forget that our 310 pound stud defensive tackle/defensive end caught a one yard touchdown. After getting in as a blocking back for Wayne Galman’s touchdown run at Auburn, Wilkins found the endzone in the 4th quarter to help extend Clemson’s lead. I hope we see a lot more of Wilkins on offense.