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Doubt this Clemson team at your own risk

Boston College v Clemson Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images

Boston College never stood a chance. It was Homecoming in Clemson this weekend and unfortunately for the Eagles the Tigers put together what was by far their most complete performance of the season. After listening to all the doubt over the last several weeks, this Clemson football team made a statement on Saturday night with a 59-7 dismantling of B.C.

There was no sloppy, slow start, as the offense scored on every possession of the first half, taking a 38-7 lead into halftime. The offense rolled up 674 yards of offense, with more than 300 coming on the ground, as Clemson flexed its muscle early and often.

Lawrence was dialed in, and throwing darts. 16-19 for 275 yards, with 3 TDs in less than 2.5 quarters of work. He wasn’t forcing throws. Multiple times in this one he was looking for and hitting his check down receiver. He also added 42 yards rushing on 8 carries. He has become enough of a threat running the ball that teams are now having to account for him. This offense is starting to find its groove..... Paws Up

Diondre Overton

Overton had his most productive game as a Tiger. He reeled in three passes, scoring on all three, and had a career high 119 yards. His three TD catches also ties a school record held by many. It was nice to see him have this kind of night and win the Leather Helmet Award. He is one of those guys that chose to stay in the program, knowing he could transfer out and start somewhere else...... Paws Up

Travis Etienne

The junior running back had his third straight 100 yard rushing game, finishing with 109 yards on 16 carries. He now sits in 4th place in school history with thirteen 100 yard rushing games. He found the end zone three times and also caught three passes for another 33 yards. He ran hard tonight and seems to be finding his groove as we head down the stretch..... Paws Up

Defense

Boston College was held to just 177 yards of offense, and 3-15 on 3rd down. The Tiger defense has held each of its first 8 opponents to less than 300 yards of offense, becoming only the 4th team to do so since 2000. The Eagles could only muster 80 yards through the air, and this defense has now held 6 consecutive opponents to under 200 yards passing. AJ Dillon finished with 76 yards on 19 carries, but as a team the Eagles averaged just 2.2 YPC..... Paws Up

Richard Yeargin

How great was it to see the former Tiger back on the field in Death Valley..... Paws Up

And in other games.....

Oklahoma

So much for that Sooner defense being better. K-State put a major dent in Oklahoma’s playoff hopes with their 48-41 win. The Wildcats looked like they were on their way to blowing the Sooners out after taking a 48-23 lead early in the fourth, but Oklahoma made a furious comeback that fell just short after they could not convert a late onside kick. They aren’t out of the playoff hunt completely, but depending on what else happens, might need some help..... Paws Down

Notre Dame

The Irish saw their faint playoff hopes get extinguished in the Big House on Saturday night. Michigan ran up and down the field on the Irish defense, totaling 303 rushing yards and averaging over 5 YPC. Notre Dame couldn’t get anything going, managing just 180 yards of offense. Ian Book was terrible, going just 8-25 for 73 yards. They were even worse running the ball. As a team they had just 47 yards and averaged only 1.5 YPC. Tony Jones Jr had just 13 yards on 8 carries. It was Michigan’s first win as an underdog under Jim Harbaugh, and N.D. still hasn't won in Ann Arbor since 2005..... Paws Down

UofSC

The Vols played four quarterbacks in this one and outscored the Gamecocks 24-0 in the second half. The loss puts a serious damper on the teams bowl hopes, as they will now have to go 3-1 in their four remaining games to get to the six win mark. The Gamecock defense gave up over 350 yards through the air and allowed two different receivers to eclipse 100 yards. They're winless since the big upset over Georgia..... Paws Down

ACC Coastal

With each passing week, it is becoming more obvious that no team from that side of the conference is interested in facing Clemson in the ACCCG. The division is an absolute dumpster fire. Virginia and Pitt lost games that they were favored in and now there are four teams with two losses, while the other three all have three losses. Who comes out of that division is anyone’s guess..... Paws Down

That is all we have this week. Give us some of your takes in the comments section.