After a disappointing loss to Syracuse, the Tigers got back into the win column by defeating Georgia Tech 24-10. The conditions were wet and miserable, but they couldn’t stop Clemson from having a relatively good showing on offense and defense.
Offensive Player of the Game: QB Kelly Bryant
After suffering a concussion and injuring his ankle against Syracuse, Kelly Bryant bounced back in a big way and led the Tigers offensively. He threw the ball well for the majority of the game in not so ideal conditions. His two scores through the air weren’t overly impressive , but the fact he was able to score in a driving rain storm is a great sign. The most impressive part of his performance was the way he battled all night despite playing on a bum ankle. You could tell a few times he was not feeling 100%, but the effort was all the way there. He needs to focus on getting healthy during the week, because the trip to NC State won’t be easy. He’ll need his legs against a dangerous NC State defensive front this Saturday.
Defensive Player of the Game: LB Tre Lamar
Several defensive guys stood out last Saturday night, but Tre Lamar was a pleasant surprise to me. Tre has played well this season, but he stood out to me the most this game. He was all over the field, making 11 total tackles (2 TFL) and recorded 2 sacks. QT mentioned in his game review that Lamar was getting off blocks well, which is especially important against the rushing attack GT employs. At 6’ 4’’ 250 pounds, Tre Lamar is easily one of the most intimidating Tigers on the field. When you add that he’s beginning to process BV’s tough defensive scheme faster and better than before, he truly turns into a nightmare for any offensive player.
Honorable Mention: Dorian O’Daniel (the Yellow Jacket Destroyer...hahaha)