clemson-vs-wake-forest-11-1908The announcers are excellent, I’m not in the 30 degree weather in Wake Forest, and Clemson has an 28-10 lead over the Demon Deacons heading into halftime. This is exactly how Clemson needed to respond and how fans expected Clemson to look all year long.

It should be noted that projected starter John Wolford was out for Wake Forest, so redshirt freshman Kyle Kearns is making the start at quarterback for the Deacons.

The Tigers have rushed 17 times for 118 yards, and Gallman has ran for 96 yards on eight carries – including a 42 yard scamper for a touchdown on the first fourth down of the game. The run blocking is solid this week, but it should also be noted that it has looked good when playing against lesser opponents such as Syracuse and Wake Forest.

Watson has passed 23 times, completing 17 of them for 149 yards and one score. On fourth down in the second quarter, he threw a should-be-pick that the defender dropped.

Mike Williams has been his favorite target with four catches, 53 yards, and one back shoulder fade touchdown. Tight end Jordan Leggett also has two catches for 38 yards, including a 32 yard pop pass down the seam.

Kearns has struggled all day, going 4-13 for 62 yards. 42 of those yards came from one huge play to tight end Cam Serigne. Wake Forest is struggling, rushing 17 times for 31 yards as Clemson’s defensive front devours their inside runs.

Clemson is 6-9 on third down while Wake is 1-9; the Tigers have four penalties for 23 yards while Wake has three penalties for 24 yards.

Both teams are perfect in the red zone, with the Tigers scoring three touchdowns and Wake Forest scoring one touchdown.

The only real negative is Ray Ray McCloud has muffed two punt returns, and one was recovered by Wake leading to a field goal to make the score 28-3.
Unfortunately, Clemson was leading 28-0 before letting Wake Forest score ten points; but it looks like the Tigers will continue the beat down of the Deacons.