CUTrevor 2019-10-26 21:56:32

TIGERS WIN 59-7!!!

They extend their nation-leading win streak to 23 games. 20 of those have been blowouts, including 7 of 8 wins this season! I'll have Dabo's PC and coach/player interviews posted in a bit!

CUTrevor 2019-10-26 23:56:27



  • Clemson gained 674 yards and reached 600 yards of offense for the third time this season to match the 2012, 2017 and 2018 squads for the most in a single season in school history.
  • Clemson outgained Boston College, 674-177. The 497-yard differential is Clemson’s biggest since a 558-yard advantage against Kent State on Sept. 2, 2017. It was Clemson’s largest yardage differential against an ACC opponent since the conference’s founding in 1953, surpassing a 464-yard advantage against Wake Forest in 2000.
  • The game marked the sixth time that Clemson has outgained an ACC opponent by 400 yards. Five of those six contests have come under Head Coach Dabo Swinney.
  • Clemson has now produced at least 550 yards in three straight games for the first time since contests against Virginia, Georgia Tech and The Citadel in 2013.
  • Clemson’s season-high 59 points were its most against Boston College in the 29-game all-time series between the two schools, surpassing 56 scored in a 56-10 win in 2016. Clemson’s 674 yards were also its most in series history, surpassing the 576 yards produced against the Eagles in 2012.
  • Clemson has now reached 45 points in three consecutive games for the first time since the Duke, Maryland and NC State games in November 2012.
  • Clemson rushed for 302 yards and has now rushed for at least 275 yards in three straight games for the first time in the Dabo Swinney era and the first time since the Wake Forest, Virginia and Duke games in 2000.
  • The 300-yard rushing performance was Clemson’s third of the season and its 18th of the Swinney era. Clemson is 18-0 in those contests.
  • Clemson exceeded 300 passing yards and 300 rushing yards for the fifth time under Head Coach Dabo Swinney. It was Clemson’s first such game since last year’s contest against South Carolina.
  • Clemson scored on its first six drives of the game — every drive of the first half. It marked Clemson’s first time scoring on the first six drives of a game since Sept. 17, 2016, against South Carolina State.
  • Clemson produced a season-high 36 first downs, the program’s most since recording 38 first downs against South Carolina in 2018.
  • Clemson has now rushed for multiple touchdowns in nine consecutive games for the first time since the first nine games of the 2018 season.
  • Clemson has now produced more passing yards than its opponent in 11 consecutive games, dating to last season, for the first time since an 18-game streak across the 2015-17 seasons.
  • Clemson held Boston College to 177 total yards, the fewest allowed by Clemson this season and the fewest allowed by the Tigers since keeping Boston College to 113 yards last season. Clemson has allowed only 290 yards to Boston College in the last two seasons.
  • One week after Boston College rushed for 429 yards against an NC State squad that had entered the week as the conference’s top rushing defense, Clemson held Boston College to 97 rushing yards. Boston College entered the week averaging 278.3 rushing yards per game, sixth in the country and first in the ACC.
  • Clemson became the fourth team since 2000 to hold each of its first eight opponents of a season to 300 or fewer total yards, joining 2006 LSU, 2011 Alabama and 2012 Alabama.
  • By holding Boston College to 80 passing yards, Clemson has now held six consecutive opponents below 200 passing yards for the first time since a nine-game stretch in games 3-11 of the 2008 season. 
  • Clemson held Boston College to 6-of-18 (33 percent) passing. Clemson has now held three consecutive opponents to a completion percentage under 50.0 percent for the first time since keeping Georgia Tech, Boston College and Miami below 50 percent in October 2015.
  • Clemson recorded two sacks and has now recorded multiple sacks in 16 consecutive games for the first time since the 2012-13 seasons. It is Clemson's third multi-sack streak of 16 games or more since 1980 (18 from 1991-92, 17 from 1998-99). Clemson extended the streak against a Boston College offense that entered the week having surrendered only three sacks in seven games this season.
  • Clemson forced 11 punts and allowed only 10 first downs. 
  • Clemson did not turn the ball over and played its first turnover-free game of the season. It was the program’s first game with no giveaways since last year’s College Football Playoff National Championship Game against Alabama.
  • Clemson won the turnover margin in a third consecutive game for the first time since a five-game streak across the final three games of the 2018 season and the first two games of 2019. Clemson improved to 52-3 when winning the turnover margin since 2011.
  • Clemson held the ball for 33:46 and finished a third straight game with an advantage in time of possession for the first time since games 3-6 of the 2017 season.
  • Running back Travis Etienne rushed 16 times for 109 yards and tied his career high with three rushing touchdowns. He also caught three passes for 33 yards.
  • The performance represented Etienne’s fifth career game with three rushing touchdowns.
  • Etienne has now rushed for 100 yards in three consecutive games for the first time this season and the first time since the South Carolina, Pitt and Notre Dame games last season.
  • Etienne recorded his 13th career 100-yard rushing game to pass Andre Ellington and C.J. Spiller (12 each) for sole possession of fourth on Clemson's all-time leaderboard for career 100-yard rushing games. He is now four games shy of Wayne Gallman's school career record of 17 from 2014-16.
  • Etienne (46) now sits one rushing touchdown shy of James Davis' school record for career rushing touchdowns (47 from 2005-08). 
  • Etienne (49) tied Davis for third on Clemson’s all-time leaderboard for total touchdowns and sits behind only C.J. Spiller (51) and Travis Zachery (50) on the list.
  • With 18 points in the game, Etienne tied running back James Davis (294 from 2005-08) for seventh on Clemson's all-time scoring list. Etienne already ranks fourth on the list among non-kickers.
  • During the game, Etienne (3,999) passed Wayne Gallman (3,902) for ninth in career all-purpose yards in school history. He is now one all-purpose yard shy of becoming the ninth player in Clemson history to record 4,000 career all-purpose yards.
  • The game was Etienne’s second multi-touchdown rushing game of the season, joining the season opener in which he rushed for three touchdowns against Georgia Tech. It was his 13th career game with multiple rushing touchdowns, tying Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor for the second-most in the country since Etienne entered college football in 2017.
  • Etienne recorded all three touchdown runs in the first half, scoring on plays of three, four and five yards.
  • Quarterback Trevor Lawrence completed 16-of-19 passes for 275 yards with three touchdowns. He also rushed eight times for 42 yards.
  • Lawrence has now thrown a touchdown pass in 18 consecutive games and has thrown a touchdown in 22 of his 23 career contests.
  • Lawrence has now thrown at least three touchdown passes in three consecutive games for the first time in his career. He is the first Clemson quarterback to do so since Tajh Boyd in 2013.
  • As a team, Clemson has now thrown three or more touchdowns in three straight games for the first time since games against Virginia, Georgia Tech and The Citadel in 2013.
  • With the performance, Lawrence (5,089) joined Tajh Boyd, Deshaun Watson, Charlie Whitehurst, Woodrow Dantzler, Cullen Harper and Nealon Greene as the only Clemson players all-time to throw for 5,000 career yards.
  • With three touchdown passes, Lawrence (53) passed C.J. Spiller (52) for fifth in school history in career total touchdown responsibility.
  • Lawrence opened the game 9-for-9 for 139 yards to seven different receivers prior to his first incompletion in the second quarter.
  • Wide receiver Diondre Overton recorded a career-high 119 yards on three receptions for a school-record-tying three touchdowns. It represented his first career 100-yard receiving game, surpassing his previous career high of 75 yards set against Florida State in 2018.
  • For his performance, Overton earned the Leather Helmet Award, presented annually by the Boston College Gridiron Club to the most valuable player of the Clemson-Boston College game.
  • Overton recorded the seventh three-touchdown receiving performance in school history, matching Dreher Gaskin (vs. Auburn on Nov. 21, 1953), Tony Horne (vs. Texas-El Paso on Oct. 4, 1997), Rod Gardner (vs. North Carolina on Oct. 21, 2000), DeAndre Hopkins (vs. Ball State on Sept. 8, 2012, and vs. Duke on Nov. 3, 2012) and Mike Williams (vs. South Carolina on Nov. 28, 2016) for the school record in single-game touchdown receptions.
  • Overton recorded a 22-yard touchdown reception from Lawrence in the first quarter. It was his first touchdown catch since Oct. 7, 2018, at Wake Forest.
  • Overton added his second touchdown of the day on a career-long 63-yard reception in the third quarter, giving him his first multi-touchdown day of his career.
  • Overton scored his third touchdown of the day on 34-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Chase Brice in the fourth quarter.
  • Wide receiver Amari Rodgers added his third touchdown reception of the season on a 19-yard pass from Lawrence in the second quarter.
  • With 36 receiving yards in the game, wide receiver Tee Higgins (1,869) passed Brian Wofford (1,857) to enter the Top 15 in school history in career receiving yards.
  • Defensive end Logan Rudolph recorded a 39-yard fumble return for touchdown in the third quarter for his first career touchdown.
  • The fumble return for touchdown by Rudolph was Clemson’s first since Tanner Muse on Oct. 13, 2017 at Syracuse. (Note: Clemson recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown with no return at Georgia Tech on Sept. 22, 2018.)
  • The fumble recovery was the first of Rudolph’s career. The fumble was forced on a sack by linebacker Chad Smith, his second forced fumble of the season.
  • Clemson opened the scoring on a 23-yard field goal by kicker B.T. Potter on Clemson’s first possession. With the field goal, Clemson pushed its record when scoring first to 45-0 since 2015.
  • Clemson held a 17-0 lead after the first quarter. In that quarter, Clemson produced 12 first downs on only 15 plays.
  • Clemson led, 38-7, at halftime. Clemson has now won 73 of its last 75 games when leading at halftime.
  • Clemson accrued 24 first downs in the first half. In 2012, Clemson produced only 20 first downs in the midst of producing a school-record 487 first-half yards against Duke that year. 
  • Prior to the game, Clemson inducted former linebacker Levon Kirkland into the Clemson Ring of Honor. Kirkland was a two-time All-American and three-time first-team All-ACC selection as an outside linebacker between 1988-91. He was a second-team AP All-American and finalist for the Butkus Award as a junior in 1990, a unit that led the nation in total defense, prior to being a first-team All-America selection as a senior by the American Football Coaches Association, Sporting News and Walter Camp Foundation in 1991.
  • Offensive Line Coach Robbie Caldwell coached his 500th career game. Per a survey of sports information directors around the country, Caldwell is believed to join Northwestern Defensive Coordinator Mike Hankwitz as the only active FBS coaches to reach the 500-game mark.
  • Captains for the contest were offensive tackle Tremayne Anchrum, running back Travis Etienne, defensive tackle Nyles Pinckney and safety K’Von Wallace.



  • Clemson won its 23rd consecutive game, dating to the start of the 2018 season, to extend the longest winning streak in school history and second-longest winning streak in ACC history.
  • Clemson has now won 17 consecutive ACC regular season games for the second time in school history (20 from 1981-84). 
  • Clemson has now recorded seven wins against Power Five opponents this season, the only team in the country able to make that claim.
  • Clemson has now opened a season 8-0 for the eighth time in school history, joining the 1948, 1981, 2000, 2011, 2015, 2016 and 2018 campaigns.
  • Clemson won its 20th consecutive home game. Clemson's last home loss came on Nov. 12, 2016, against Pitt. It joins the school-record streak of 21 games from 2013-16 as the only 20-game home winning streaks in school history.
  • Clemson has now won 41 of its last 42 games at Death Valley.
  • Clemson’s 20-game active home winning streak is the second-longest in the country, trailing Alabama’s 31-game home winning streak.
  • Clemson won its ninth consecutive game against Boston College, dating back to 2011. Clemson's nine-game winning streak against Boston College is its second-longest active streak against an ACC opponent, trailing Clemson's 10-game active winning streak against Wake Forest.
  • Clemson improved to 11-4 against Boston College since the Eagles joined the ACC in 2005.
  • Clemson extended its home winning streak against the Eagles to six games, dating back to 2009. Clemson is undefeated at home against Boston College under Dabo Swinney (6-0).
  • Clemson defeated an ACC Atlantic Division opponent for a 12th straight time and for the 32nd time in 33 opportunities.
  • Clemson, which entered the game fourth in the AP Poll after being ranked No. 3 last game, won a 16th consecutive game when ranked lower in the AP Poll than in its previous contest. Clemson is now 24-4 under Dabo Swinney when playing a game at a lower AP ranking than in its previous contest, including season openers in which Clemson opened lower than it finished the prior season.
  • Clemson pushed  its winning streak in Saturday games to 37 to extend the longest Saturday winning streak in school history. Clemson's current 37-game run of consecutive Saturday victories is the longest active streak in the country.
  • Clemson has now won 66 of its last 70 games overall dating to 2014, including 40 of its last 42 games against ACC teams.
  • Clemson improved to 94-2 since 2011 when leading after three quarters.
  • Clemson now has a 94-2 record when totaling more first downs than its opponent since 2011.
  • Clemson improved to 61-1 when rushing for 200+ yards under Dabo Swinney.
  • Clemson is now 47-0 when both passing and rushing for 200+ yards under Dabo Swinney.
  • Clemson pushed its record to 42-1 since 2015 when outscoring opponents in the "Middle Eight," defined as the final four minutes of the first half and the first four minutes of the second half.
  • Clemson is now 44-2 when having a 100-yard rusher since 2011.
  • Clemson has now earned victories in 32 of its last 33 games against ACC Atlantic Division teams.
  • Clemson has now won 69 of its last 71 games against unranked teams.
  • Clemson has now won 76 straight games when holding teams under 23 points (dates to 2010).

CUTrevor 2019-10-27 00:12:40



Opening statement: 

“I’m really proud of our team. I thought the guys had a great mindset tonight. I’m really proud of our tone. The offense set the tone tonight. We had a fast and efficient offense. It was awesome, especially when your offensive line coach is coaching in his 500th game. That’s the first game we’ve had no turnovers since the National Championship last year. Hopefully, that’s a sign of good things to come.”

On Clemson’s offensive performance:

“Travis Etienne continues to set the tone for us offensively. I’m really proud of everybody on offense. I couldn’t be happier for Diondre Overton. He’s a really good player, and it was awesome to see his hard work pay off tonight. He tied a school record with three receiving touchdowns.”

On the Tigers’ defense and special teams:

“I thought we were really solid on special teams. On defense, we accepted the challenge and held Boston College to 97 yards rushing. The best part was Chad Smith forcing that fumble and Logan Rudolph recovering it and rumbling to the end zone with it. I’m really proud of our defense. We had great preparation all week long.”

On offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell:

“Coaching in 500 games is indicative of who he is: his youthfulness, longevity and the reputation he has in this business. We had a lot of fun in the locker room celebrating him after the game.”


Opening statement: 

“[I’m] really proud of our guys. I believe we scored points [on] every drive in the first half. The guys were ready to play. That’s really what it’s all about this time of year. It’s about getting better and better. We really had our best week of practice; the guys were locked in. I thought Trevor played great; [he] made a lot of really good decisions. Travis [Etienne] ran the ball hard, and we were able to out on the perimeter and get guys in space.”

On Overton:

“I’m really happy for Diondre Overton. I think that was awesome for him to have three touchdowns, and he’s a guy that has worked extremely hard. Like I said many times before, he had every reason to look to get in the transfer portal and go somewhere [else], and he decided that he wanted to stay here and continue to work. It was awesome to see him get rewarded.”


Opening statement: 

“The guys have a lot of confidence right now and they know that the way we play on Saturdays is determined by the rest of the week. It’s that Tuesday practice when you have stuff going on. Can you focus in and have your best Tuesday practice? I think the guys have really bought into the preparation process. They’ve had some success and they’re growing in their confidence. The offensive line is taking advantage of the opportunity to lead this football team. They’re taking pride and working to meet our standards. If we can continue to be consistent upfront it’s going to give our playmakers opportunities to make big plays.”

On Trevor Lawrence’s performance:

“There were a few times where Trevor definitely wanted to throw the ball, but he didn’t throw it into coverage. He took what they gave us. He’s a young guy with the weight of the world on his shoulders. He just needs to compartmentalize and not try to do too much. I think he’s starting to get back in his zone and just playing within the system.”


Opening statement: 

“Our guys really played well. This was one of our best weeks and some of our best preparation. We mentally accepted the challenge. It helps when your offense plays well to put us in a great position. I’m proud of our guys. They’re staying hungry and humble, which is leading to these results. They’re grinding and are going to be challenged moving forward so we have to keep that same preparation and focus. It’s important that they maintain that appreciation and respect for the game and the toughness required to play at this high level.”

On the Boston College match-up:

“Boston College does things formationally and motion-wise that may not look like much to the naked eye, but are a lot structurally. There’s tons of adjustments that have to be made and alignments that have to be right, so it was a really good game for us to see things that we haven’t seen yet this season. This game helped grow our defense. Some of that growth was seen on the field tonight and some happened in practice as we prepared this week. We saw ourselves improve through our preparation in practice and our performance in the game.”


On Overton:

“It was awesome. That’s a guy that goes to work every day. This is his fourth year, and maybe he hasn’t gotten as much attention and as many catches and stats as some of the other guys. He’s had opportunities to leave and play somewhere else, and he’s stuck it out. He’s a great person, and I couldn’t be happier for him.”

On performance:

“As a team, I think we played really well. We had a great week of prep. We were ready to play, and we were really focused.”

On level of play:

“I said after the game that I think I played pretty well in the first half against Florida State, but this was definitely, as a whole, the best I’ve played. I just made good decisions and took care of the ball. There’s still some plays that I missed. There’s some plays that I could have done a little bit better like there always will be, but I think this was the best game I’ve played.”


On team performance:

“We had a great game. I feel like we definitely have a lot of things that we can get better at. I thought that we started fast and we finished fast. We had the same mentality throughout the whole game.”

On touchdowns:

“All credit goes to the offensive line. They keep doing what they do week in and week out.”

On receiving:

“Trevor [Lawrence] is looking for me now. Throughout practice, we are always working on that. I feel like I’m catching the ball way better than I was and the best I have of my career.”


On his touchdown: 

“It was a really fun moment and I just always try and bring my all every day. It’s an unusual position for a d-lineman to be in, but it was great. That happened to be a play that I could help the team on so I just picked it up, ran with it, and it worked out. I’m glad I capitalized on it.”

On the defense’s mindset:

“We’re establishing our identity as the season has gone on. We’re gritty players. Coming into this game we knew it would be a physical match up and I think we brought it tonight. We showed how physical and dominant we can be and if we continue to do so we’ll be successful.”

On the defense’s potential:

We can get a lot better and continue to sharpen up. We have guys banged up, so if we get healthy and bring it every week we’ll improve and really maximize our potential. If we just go in and be ourselves we’ll be successful.”


On the fumble:

“I was really hoping it was going to be me, but I just couldn’t get a grip on it. I’m really thankful that Logan Rudolph was able to scoop it up and score.”

On importance of the fumble:

“That’s a defender’s dream to scoop and score or [get] a pick-six. Anytime a defense can score a touchdown it’s a huge momentum swing for us. It was a big play and a big moment in the game.”


On being named game MVP:

“It’s just a blessing. I’ve put in a lot of work and kept the faith. It’s great to see it pay off. It’s been a long time coming. I could have transferred and let my team down, but I just kept the faith and pushed through.”

On why he didn’t transfer:

“I just knew that there was nowhere else like this. I knew that this was the best decision for me and I couldn’t see myself anywhere else. I knew I needed to stay on this path.”

On all of his catches being touchdowns:

“I just try to make the most of my opportunities when I touch the ball.”


On team’s improvement:

“It’s a week-to-week thing. We aren’t looking ahead, we’re just focusing on winning that week and continuing to get better.”

On team’s performance:

“I’m extremely proud of this team. We can’t take this for granted, Boston College is a talented team. They have talented, powerful backs and a great line so we knew it would be a challenge. Our goal was to stop the run, because that’s what would determine the game. We got the job done today and I’m extremely proud of our effort.”


Opening statement: 

“Obviously Clemson played a hell of a game tonight. They’ve won 23 straight games. They’ve shown that they’re an elite team in America. I thought they played at a high level tonight. I feel like we ran into a buzzsaw. [I’m] disappointed that we weren’t able to play better than we did. And quite frankly, right now my mindset is we’ve got to go get ready to play Syracuse. We’ve got a big game coming right around the corner. We’ve got a late night, and we’ve got to get right to work and get ready for the ‘Cuse.”

On how Clemson compares to previous opponents:

“I said it all week long, I think people maybe think I’m trying to hype the game or something. This Clemson team is an elite team. You’re talking about a first-round draft pick quarterback. You’re talking about a first-round draft pick tailback. You’re talking about two first-round draft pick wide receivers. I think [they have] an outstanding offensive line. On defense, they have elite personnel everywhere… That’s one of the top, elite teams in America, so whatever anybody else was saying, I don’t know what they’re talking about. That’s my opinion.”

On how Boston College will respond after a tough loss:

“They’ll respond great. I’m just saying that flippantly. I know what they’re like. These are bright guys. They get it. They’re disappointed in [the locker room] right now. They understand that they could’ve played better than we did and should’ve played better than we did, but [they] also understand what just went on that field. They’ll get ready to go play Syracuse. They will not stutter a step.”

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