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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The No. 2/2 Clemson football team clinched the ACC Atlantic Division crown for the fourth consecutive season on Saturday, defeating the No. 17/14 Boston College Eagles, 27-7, at Alumni Stadium. With the win, Clemson remained undefeated on the season at 10-0 overall and 7-0 in the ACC, while Boston College moved to 7-3 overall and 4-2 in conference play.

 

Offensively, Trevor Lawrence quarterbacked a balanced effort, hitting eight different receivers in the first half alone and completing 18 of 25 pass attempts for 216 yards and a touchdown in the first 30 minutes. Hunter Renfrow led the receiving corps with 80 yards on eight catches, both season highs for the graduate wideout. Defensively, the Tigers held the Boston College offense to just 24 yards in the first half and 113 total. Tanner Muse led the way with 10 total tackles, and 10 different players were credited with at least a portion of a tackle for loss.

 

Clemson opened the scoring on a 30-yard Greg Huegel field goal just under three minutes into the matchup, and it was Boston College that scored next when Michael Walker returned a Tiger punt 74 yards to put the Eagles up 7-3 with six minutes left in the first quarter. However, Lawrence connected with Milan Richard on a fourth-and-goal play to retake the lead for the Tigers before the quarter expired, and they never relinquished it.

 

The second and third quarters saw Clemson add 10 points to its lead, with Huegel hitting his second field goal of the night, a 23-yarder, just over three minutes into the second quarter, and Lawrence finding the endzone with his feet on a six-yard touchdown run just over three minutes into the third quarter.

 

The Tigers took a 27-7 lead on an Amari Rodgers 53-yard punt return score with 11 minutes remaining in the game, and that proved to be the final score.

 

Clemson is slated to play its final two games of the regular season at home, with the first being a Military Appreciation Day matchup with Duke next weekend. A kickoff time against the Blue Devils is yet to be announced.

Elaine Day

Clemson Athletic Communications

Graduate Assistant || Men’s Soccer, Rowing

P: (919) 389-1147

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Clemson vs Boston College (Nov 10, 2018)

Scoring Summary

Scoring Summary (Final)

Clemson (10-0,7-0) vs. Boston College (7-3,4-2)

Date: Nov 10, 2018 • Site: Chestnut Hill, Mass. • Stadium: Alumni Stadium  •  Attendance: 44500

Score by Quarters  Score 
Clemson 10  27
Boston College 7
SCORING SUMMARY   CU -BC  
1st 12:12 CU Greg Huegel 30 yd field goal
7 plays, 59 yards, TOP 2:48 3 – 0
06:22 BC Michael Walker 74 yd punt return (Colton Lichtenberg kick)
3 – 7
01:28 CU Milan Richard 2 yd pass from Trevor Lawrence (Greg Huegel kick)
9 plays, 70 yards, TOP 4:54 10 – 7
2nd 11:45 CU Greg Huegel 23 yd field goal
8 plays, 56 yards, TOP 3:08 13 – 7
3rd 11:56 CU Trevor Lawrence 6 yd run (Greg Huegel kick)
3 plays, 64 yards, TOP 1:17 20 – 7
4th 11:39 CU Amari Rodgers 58 yd punt return (Greg Huegel kick)
27 – 7
Kickoff time: 8:14 pm  • End of Game: 11:20 pm • Total elapsed time: 3:06
Referee: Tra Blake  •  Umpire: Danny Worrell  •  Linesman: Troy Gray  •  Line judge: James Andrick  •  Back judge: Barry Hendon  •  Field judge: Tom Potts  •  Side judge: Richard Wilborn •  Center judge: Tyrone Anderson •
Temperature: 34 deg  • Wind: W 6mph  • Weather: Clear

Team Statistics

Team Statistics (Final)

 Team Totals  CU  BC 
FIRST DOWNS 19 8
   Rushing 5 2
   Passing 13 6
   Penalty 1 0
NET YARDS RUSHING 129 9
   Rushing Attempts 30 33
   Average Per Rush 4.3 0.3
   Rushing Touchdowns 1 0
   Yards Gained Rushing 146 80
   Yards Lost Rushing 17 71
NET YARDS PASSING 295 104
   Completions-Attempts-Int 29-41-1 14-24-0
   Average Per Attempt 7.2 4.3
   Average Per Completion 10.2 7.4
   Passing Touchdowns 1 0
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS 424 113
   Total offense plays 71 57
   Average Gain Per Play 6.0 2.0
Fumbles: Number-Lost 2-1 2-0
Penalties: Number-Yards 2-15 6-42
PUNTS-YARDS 6-224 12-520
   Average Yards Per Punt 37.3 43.3
   Net Yards Per Punt 25.7 36.5
   Inside 20 1 3
   50+ Yards 0 2
   Touchbacks 0 1
   Fair catch 2 3
KICKOFFS-YARDS 6-370 2-109
   Average Yards Per Kickoff 61.7 54.5
   Net Yards Per Kickoff 41.0 35.5
   Touchbacks 2 0
   Fair Catch Yards 0 0
Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD 5-62-1 2-70-1
   Average Per Return 12.4 35.0
Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD 2-38-0 4-74-0
   Average Per Return 19.0 18.5
Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 1-0-0
Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 0-0-0
Miscellaneous Yards 0 0
Possession Time 35:23 24:37
   1st Quarter 11:05 3:55
   2nd Quarter 8:36 6:24
   3rd Quarter 7:02 7:58
   4th Quarter 8:40 6:20
Third-Down Conversions 5 of 15 3 of 16
Fourth-Down Conversions 1 of 2 0 of 1
Red-Zone Scores-Chances 4-4 0-0
   Touchdowns 2-4 0-0
   Field goals 2-4 0-0
Sacks By: Number-Yards 4-27 1-6
PAT Kicks 3-3 1-1
Field Goals 2-2 0-0
Points off turnovers 0 0