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Wofford at Clemson: 2nd Quarter Review

The Tigers came out and put the Terriers down early

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 02 Wofford at Clemson Photo by John Byrum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It was Military Appreciation Day in Death Valley on Saturday as the Tigers welcomed FCS foe Wofford to town. Clemson did exactly what they were supposed to against a team of this caliber, scoring TDs on their first 3 possessions, while holding the Terriers option offense in check.

With this one being so one sided, we’re just going to do an abbreviated review. It was a pretty vanilla game plan in which the Tigers let their talent go out and make plays against an inferior team. The second quarter begins with Clemson up 21-0, and with the ball, 2nd and 8 at their own 14.

The first play of the 2nd quarter, Travis Etienne goes 86 yards to the house.

Clemson 28 Wofford 0 14:40

  • The Terriers’ next drive is 6 plays for 27 yards. They picked up one first down before punting.
  • Clemson takes over at their own 17 and goes on a 6-play 83 yard TD drive. The big plays were a 23 yard run by Etienne before Trevor Lawrence finds Tee Higgins for a 22 yard TD reception on the very next play.

Pitch and Catch

Clemson 35 Wofford 0 8:02

  • Wofford has just a 3-play drive that ends with an Isaiah Simmons interception
  • Set up at the Wofford 12, the Tigers needed just 4 plays to get seven more. This time Lawrence keeps it himself.

Clemson 42 Wofford 0 4:47

  • The Terriers run 6 plays but net just 7 yards. The Tiger defense had 4 TFL during the 6 play drive. KJ Henry, Derion Kendrick, Jake Venables, and Baylon Spector all had a TFL.
  • The Tigers take over after the punt at their own 39 and just 16 seconds left in the half. They run it twice, picking up 25 yards before time expires.