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CLEMSON, S.C. – The No. 3/3 Clemson football team emerged victorious in the battle of unbeatens at Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon, defeating the No. 16/15 NC State Wolfpack by a score of 41-7. With the win, Clemson remained undefeated at 7-0 overall and 4-0 in the ACC, while NC State moved to 5-1 overall and 2-1 in conference play.

 

Offensively, Clemson was powered by Travis Etienne, who rushed for three touchdowns for the third straight game, a school first. Trevor Lawrence was 26-39 for 308 yards and one touchdown, and his favorite target was Tee Higgins, who amassed 119 yards and that touchdown on eight receptions. The Tiger defense, led by Isaiah Simmons’ eight solo tackles, held a Wolfpack offense that had been averaging 33 points per game coming into today’s contest to just the seven points.

 

Clemson held a 14-0 lead after the first quarter, outgaining NC State 164 yards to 31. Both Etienne and Higgins found the endzone for the Tigers during the first 15 minutes, with the former rushing for a three-yard score and the latter hauling in a 46-yard touchdown pass from Lawrence.

 

Etienne scored the second quarter’s first touchdown with just 46 seconds remaining in the first half, capping a 54-yard drive, set up by a Dexter Lawrence fumble recovery, with a two-yard rushing score. On the second play of NC State’s ensuing drive, K’Von Wallace intercepted a Ryan Finley pass at midfield and returned it 46 yards, setting up a 28-yard Greg Huegel field goal a few plays later, giving the Tigers a 24-0 lead at the break.

 

The third quarter scoring opened with just under four minutes left in it, when Etienne ran for his third touchdown of the day, a one-yard rush that put the Tigers up 31-0. The Wolfpack got on the board on the first play of the fourth quarter, when a Reggie Gallaspy Jr. nine-yard rush cut the Tigers’ lead to 31-7. Huegel hit his second field goal of the day and 50thof his career, a 27-yarder, a few minutes later. A two-yard rushing touchdown for Lyn-J Dixon with eight minutes left in the game rounded out the scoring, bringing the final score to 41-7.

 

Clemson travels to Tallahassee, Fla. for a matchup with conference foe Florida State next weekend. Kickoff is set for noon at Doak Campbell Stadium.

Elaine Day

Clemson Athletic Communications

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NC State vs Clemson (Oct 20, 2018)

Scoring Summary

Scoring Summary (Final)
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NC State vs Clemson (Oct 20, 2018 at Clemson, SC)

NC State (5-1,2-1) vs. Clemson (7-0,4-0)

Date: Oct 20, 2018 • Site: Clemson, SC  • Stadium: Memorial Stadium  •  Attendance: 81295

Score by Quarters  Score 
NC State 7
Clemson 14  10  10  41
SCORING SUMMARY   ST -CU  
1st 11:23 CU Travis Etienne 3 yd run (Greg Huegel kick)
9 plays, 57 yards, TOP 3:37 0 – 7
02:59 CU Tee Higgins 46 yd pass from Trevor Lawrence (Greg Huegel kick)
6 plays, 75 yards, TOP 2:12 0 – 14
2nd 00:46 CU Travis Etienne 2 yd run (Greg Huegel kick)
7 plays, 54 yards, TOP 1:29 0 – 21
00:02 CU Greg Huegel 28 yd field goal
3 plays, -7 yards, TOP 0:17 0 – 24
3rd 03:54 CU Travis Etienne 1 yd run (Greg Huegel kick)
4 plays, 22 yards, TOP 1:29 0 – 31
4th 14:56 ST Reggie Gallaspy 9 yd run (Christopher Dunn kick)
10 plays, 75 yards, TOP 3:58 7 – 31
12:32 CU Greg Huegel 27 yd field goal
8 plays, 41 yards, TOP 2:24 7 – 34
08:11 CU Lyn-J Dixon 2 yd run (Greg Huegel kick)
8 plays, 84 yards, TOP 3:37 7 – 41
Kickoff time: 3:35  • End of Game: 7:07  • Total elapsed time: 3:32
Referee: Jeff Flanagan  •  Umpire: James Hyson  •  Linesman: Aarthur Hardin  •  Line judge: Kirk Lewis  •  Back judge: Keith Parham  •  Field judge: Wayne Rundell  •  Side judge: Jeffrey Shears  •  Center judge: Larry Hayes  •
Temperature: 72  • Wind: W @ 14  • Weather: Sunny

Team Statistics

Team Statistics (Final)
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NC State vs Clemson (Oct 20, 2018 at Clemson, SC)

 Team Totals  ST  CU 
FIRST DOWNS 16 24
   Rushing 7 4
   Passing 5 19
   Penalty 4 1
NET YARDS RUSHING 104 91
   Rushing Attempts 32 32
   Average Per Rush 3.2 2.8
   Rushing Touchdowns 1 4
   Yards Gained Rushing 141 110
   Yards Lost Rushing 37 19
NET YARDS PASSING 193 380
   Completions-Attempts-Int 22-35-2 32-48-0
   Average Per Attempt 5.5 7.9
   Average Per Completion 8.8 11.9
   Passing Touchdowns 0 1
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS 297 471
   Total offense plays 67 80
   Average Gain Per Play 4.4 5.9
Fumbles: Number-Lost 1-1 2-1
Penalties: Number-Yards 6-49 8-67
PUNTS-YARDS 6-290 4-160
   Average Yards Per Punt 48.3 40.0
   Net Yards Per Punt 44.0 40.0
   Inside 20 2 1
   50+ Yards 2 1
   Touchbacks 1 0
   Fair catch 1 3
KICKOFFS-YARDS 1-62 8-496
   Average Yards Per Kickoff 62.0 62.0
   Net Yards Per Kickoff 22.0 40.1
   Touchbacks 0 7
   Fair Catch Yards 0 0
Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD 0-0-0 4-6-0
   Average Per Return 0.0 1.5
Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD 1-0-0 1-40-0
   Average Per Return 0.0 40.0
Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 2-65-0
Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD 0-0-0 0-0-0
Miscellaneous Yards 0 0
Possession Time 30:36 29:24
   1st Quarter 7:15 7:45
   2nd Quarter 6:14 8:46
   3rd Quarter 10:51 4:09
   4th Quarter 6:16 8:44
Third-Down Conversions 2 of 12 8 of 15
Fourth-Down Conversions 0 of 2 0 of 1
Red-Zone Scores-Chances 1-2 6-8
   Touchdowns 1-2 4-8
   Field goals 0-2 2-8
Sacks By: Number-Yards 2-13 1-9
PAT Kicks 1-1 5-5
Field Goals 0-0 2-3
Points off turnovers 0 10