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

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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
1st12:12CUGreg Huegel 30 yd field goal
7 plays, 59 yards, TOP 2:483 – 0
06:22BCMichael Walker 74 yd punt return (Colton Lichtenberg kick)
3 – 7
01:28CUMilan Richard 2 yd pass from Trevor Lawrence (Greg Huegel kick)
9 plays, 70 yards, TOP 4:5410 – 7
2nd11:45CUGreg Huegel 23 yd field goal
8 plays, 56 yards, TOP 3:0813 – 7
3rd11:56CUTrevor Lawrence 6 yd run (Greg Huegel kick)
3 plays, 64 yards, TOP 1:1720 – 7
4th11:39CUAmari 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 
   Rushing Attempts3033
   Average Per Rush4.30.3
   Rushing Touchdowns10
   Yards Gained Rushing14680
   Yards Lost Rushing1771
   Average Per Attempt7.24.3
   Average Per Completion10.27.4
   Passing Touchdowns10
   Total offense plays7157
   Average Gain Per Play6.02.0
Fumbles: Number-Lost2-12-0
Penalties: Number-Yards2-156-42
   Average Yards Per Punt37.343.3
   Net Yards Per Punt25.736.5
   Inside 2013
   50+ Yards02
   Fair catch23
   Average Yards Per Kickoff61.754.5
   Net Yards Per Kickoff41.035.5
   Fair Catch Yards00
Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD5-62-12-70-1
   Average Per Return12.435.0
Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD2-38-04-74-0
   Average Per Return19.018.5
Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD0-0-01-0-0
Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD0-0-00-0-0
Miscellaneous Yards00
Possession Time35:2324:37
   1st Quarter11:053:55
   2nd Quarter8:366:24
   3rd Quarter7:027:58
   4th Quarter8:406:20
Third-Down Conversions5 of 153 of 16
Fourth-Down Conversions1 of 20 of 1
Red-Zone Scores-Chances4-40-0
   Field goals2-40-0
Sacks By: Number-Yards4-271-6
PAT Kicks3-31-1
Field Goals2-20-0
Points off turnovers00