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Tigers Take Control Over Aggies- 2nd Quarter Review

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Clemson used a strong second quarter to take complete control over Texas A&M

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 07 Texas A&M at Clemson Photo by John Byrum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

We pick this one up scoreless, with Texas A&M driving and having chewed up a large part of the first quarter. This would end up being an 18 play drive that lasted 7:33 and covered 48 yards. It would stall out at the Tiger 15 with the Aggies having to settle for a FG, and the Clemson defense would take control from there.

Aggies Ball, 2nd & 10 at CU 15, 15:00

  • Kellen Mond tries to hit Kendrick Rogers on a checkdown in the flat, incomplete. Tigers using a 3-2-6 dime look
  • 3rd & 10 Handoff to Jashaun Corbin, no gain.
  • Seth Small 32 yd FG

Texas A&M 3 Clemson 0

Clemson Ball, 1st & 10 at CU 18, 14:13

  • Trevor Lawrence hits Tee Higgins on a quick slant route, gain of 9
  • 2nd & 1 Travis Etienne picks up 2 on IZ
  • 1st & 10 Lawrence cant connect with Justyn Ross down the right sideline, ball hits A&M defender in facemask
  • 2nd & 10 Screen pass to Etienne to the left side, gain of 27
  • 1st & 10 CU 29, Lawrence quick out to Ross, gain of 5
  • 2nd & 5 Etienne gains 10 on IZ
  • 1st & 10 Etienne picks up 4 straight up the middle
  • 2nd & 6 Etienne loses 4, LB untouched makes the play
  • 3rd & 11 Lawrence has to scramble to his left, find Ross open for a 30 yd TD pass

Clemson 7 Texas A&M 3

Aggies Ball, 1st & 10 A&M 25, 10:52

  • 1st & 15 after delay of game, Mond hits Kendrick Rogers on a little hitch, gain of 10
  • 2nd & 5 Corbin picks up a yard behind the left tackle
  • 3rd & 4 Mond hits Rogers for a gain of 7
  • 1st & 10 A&M 38 Mond on a designed run, gains 8 and Nolan Turner forces the fumble and James Skalski recovers

CU Ball, 1st & 10 A&M 46, 8:54

  • Lyn J Dixon gains 4 around the right side
  • 2nd & 6 Lawrence hits Dixon out of the backfield for a gain of 7
  • 1st & 10 A&M 35 Lawrence off the play fake, rolls right and throws it away. Looking for Ross down the right sideline, double covered
  • 2nd & 10 Another play fake, Lawrence keeps it, gains 10
  • 1st & 10 A&M 25 Pitch to Etienne to the right side, breaks multiple tackles, gain of 4
  • 2nd & 6 Etienne picks up 7 straight up the middle
  • 1st & 10 A&M 14 Quick screen to Amari Rodgers, no gain
  • 2nd & 10 Aggies blitz, Lawrence scrambles and throws it away, intentional grounding called. Was very close to being outside of the tackle box
  • 3rd & 26 after the penalty Lawrence hits Tee Higgins on a slant over the middle, gain of 18
  • BT Potter 30 yd FG

Clemson 10 Texas A&M 3

Aggies Ball, 1st & 10 A&M 25, 4:57

  • Corbin picks up a yard
  • 2nd & 9 Corner blitz, Mond’s pass batted down by Jordan Williams
  • 3rd & 9 Corner blitz, Mond sacked by Xavier Thomas and AJ Terrell, loss of 8, Aggies punter booms a 60 yarder

Clemson Ball, 1st & 10 CU 11, 3:26

  • (Ineligible receiver downfield) 1st & 15 Dixon picks up 18 on a draw
  • 1st & 10 CU 24 Dixon gets 3 more on IZ
  • 2nd & 7 Lawrence hit Higgins on a deep slant, gains 14. Ball deflected, but Higgins still catches it
  • 1st & 10 CU 41 Lawrence hits Rodger on a quick hitch, gain of 6
  • 2nd & 4 Screen to Dixon, gains 1
  • 3rd & 3 Etienne picks up 6 up the middle
  • 1st & 10 A&M 46 Lawrence has to scramble right, throws it away. Roughing the passer penalty
  • 1st & 10 A&M 31 Lawrence hits Higgins on a deep crosser, gain of 29. Phenomenal catch

1st & Goal A&M 2

  • Etienne picks up 2
  • 2nd & Goal Lawrence with the keeper, TD

Clemson 17 Texas A&M 3

After the kickoff, A&M kneels on it to end the half

After the one long 18 play drive, this defense really took over. There were 4-2-5 nickel looks. 3-3-6 dime looks. Perfectly timed blitzes. It was almost like a work of art, and it sure is fun to watch.