CLEMSON, S.C. – In the teams’ first meeting since 2012, the No. 2/2 Clemson Tigers emerged victorious over the RV/RV Duke Blue Devils, 35-6, on Senior Day and Military Appreciation Day at Memorial Stadium. With the win, Clemson remained undefeated at 11-0 overall and wrapped up ACC play at 8-0, while Duke moved to 7-4 overall and 3-4 in the conference.


Trevor Lawrence completed 21 of 38 pass attempts for 251 yards and two touchdowns, and his favorite target was Justyn Ross, who amassed 76 yards with a score on four receptions. Travis Etienne added 81 yards and two touchdowns in nine carries on the ground. Leading the defensive effort was Clelin Ferrell, who had a team-high two-and-a-half tackles for loss and two of the Tigers’ four sacks, pushing him into double-digit figures for sacks this season.


Neither team found the endzone for the first 11 minutes of the game, and it was Duke that got on the board first on a 34-yard field goal. A second field goal, this one from 32 yards, gave the Blue Devils a 6-0 lead as the first quarter was expiring, but that ultimately proved to be the last of the Duke scoring for the night.


Clemson took a 7-6 lead with just over two minutes gone in the second quarter, when Tavien Feaster rushed for a two-yard score, capping a drive highlighted by a Ross 41-yard reception the play before. Ross also hauled in a 19-yard touchdown pass from Lawrence with a minute left in the first half, bringing the score to 14-6 at the break.


Etienne broke away for both of the third quarter’s touchdowns, the first a 27-yard run with 12:25 remaining in the quarter, and the second a 29-yard rush with 4:20 left that put the Tigers up 28-6 heading into the final 15 minutes.


The fourth quarter saw Lawrence connect with T.J. Chase on a 10-yard scoring pass, bringing the score to the final of 35-6.


The Tigers conclude their 2018 regular season slate when they host South Carolina next Saturday Memorial Stadium. Kickoff against the Gamecocks is set for 7 p.m.

Elaine Day

Clemson Athletic Communications

Graduate Assistant || Men’s Soccer, Rowing

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Duke vs Clemson (Nov 17, 2018)

Scoring Summary

Scoring Summary (Final)
The Automated ScoreBook
Duke vs #2 Clemson (Nov 17, 2018 at Clemson, S.C.)

Duke (7-4,3-4) vs. Clemson (11-0,8-0)

Date: Nov 17, 2018 • Site: Clemson, S.C.  • Stadium: Memorial Stadium  •  Attendance: 81313

Score by Quarters Score 
Duke 6
Clemson 14 14 35
1st04:07DUCollin Wareham 34 yd field goal
13 plays, 83 yards, TOP 5:143 – 0
00:22DUCollin Wareham 32 yd field goal
7 plays, 37 yards, TOP 2:176 – 0
2nd12:44CUTavien Feaster 2 yd run (Greg Huegel kick)
7 plays, 75 yards, TOP 2:326 – 7
01:16CUJustyn Ross 19 yd pass from Trevor Lawrence (Greg Huegel kick)
8 plays, 68 yards, TOP 2:016 – 14
3rd12:25CUTravis Etienne 27 yd run (Greg Huegel kick)
5 plays, 61 yards, TOP 1:416 – 21
04:20CUTravis Etienne 29 yd run (Greg Huegel kick)
6 plays, 75 yards, TOP 2:486 – 28
4th11:21CUT.J. Chase 10 yd pass from Trevor Lawrence (Greg Huegel kick)
13 plays, 79 yards, TOP 5:476 – 35
Kickoff time: 7:10  • End of Game: 10:30  • Total elapsed time: 3:20
Referee: Riley Johnson  •  Umpire: Michael Wooten  •  Linesman: Kevin McGrath  •  Line judge: Tim Graham  •  Back judge: Brian McGready  •  Field judge: Chris Junjulas  •  Side judge: MichaelMcCarthy •  Center judge: Thomas McCreesh •
Temperature: 48  • Wind: NW @ 1  • Weather: Clear

Team Statistics

Team Statistics (Final)
The Automated ScoreBook
Duke vs #2 Clemson (Nov 17, 2018 at Clemson, S.C.)

 Team Totals DU CU 
   Rushing Attempts3536
   Average Per Rush3.05.8
   Rushing Touchdowns03
   Yards Gained Rushing129215
   Yards Lost Rushing257
   Average Per Attempt3.66.4
   Average Per Completion6.612.0
   Passing Touchdowns02
   Total offense plays7975
   Average Gain Per Play3.36.1
Fumbles: Number-Lost0-01-0
Penalties: Number-Yards6-527-54
   Average Yards Per Punt43.745.0
   Net Yards Per Punt40.044.9
   Inside 2013
   50+ Yards33
   Fair catch43
   Average Yards Per Kickoff63.364.8
   Net Yards Per Kickoff42.741.3
   Fair Catch Yards00
Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD2-1-04-17-0
   Average Per Return0.54.2
Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD2-41-03-62-0
   Average Per Return20.520.7
Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD0-0-00-0-0
Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD0-0-00-0-0
Miscellaneous Yards00
Possession Time32:2027:40
   1st Quarter10:214:39
   2nd Quarter7:587:02
   3rd Quarter8:236:37
   4th Quarter5:389:22
Third-Down Conversions6 of 194 of 14
Fourth-Down Conversions0 of 01 of 1
Red-Zone Scores-Chances2-23-3
   Field goals2-20-3
Sacks By: Number-Yards0-04-21
PAT Kicks0-05-5
Field Goals2-30-0
Points off turnovers00