CLEMSON, S.C. – No. 4/2 Clemson extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 23 games at Memorial Stadium on Saturday night, defeating Boston College 59-7 on Homecoming. The win marked the eighth time a Clemson team has started a season 8-0.
The Leather Helmet, given to the MVP of the game, was Diondre Overton who hauled in his first three touchdown receptions of the season. Overton recorded three receptions for 119 receiving yards and an average of 39.7 yards a catch to lead the Tigers (8-0, 6-0 ACC). All three of his receptions found the endzone, scoring catches of 22, 63 and 34 yards.
Travis Etienne recorded his fifth three-touchdown game of his Clemson career, scoring three first half touchdowns, all from within five yards of the endzone. Etienne rushed for 109 yards on 16 attempts and caught three passes for 33 yards. The junior running back now has nine touchdowns on the season, and is one touchdown shy of tying the school record for rushing touchdowns (47 – James Davis).
Trevor Lawrence continued to shine for the Tigers, completing 16-19 passes and throwing for 275 yards and three touchdowns. Lawrence now has 17 touchdown passes on the season. Amari Rodgers added his third touchdown of the season, as Lawrence connected with Rodgers for a 19-yard strike.
The Clemson defense held the Boston College rushing attack to only 96 yards. The Eagles came into the contest ranked sixth in the nation and first in the ACC with 278.3 rushing yards per game. Logan Rudolph returned a fumble 39 yards to score his first career touchdown. Chad Smith led the defense with nine total tackles, a forced fumble and a sack.
The Tigers will be back in action next Saturday, Nov. 2 for Military Appreciation Day when they host a “Purple Out” at Memorial Stadium when the Wofford Terriers come to town. Game time is set for 4 p.m. on ACC Network.
Boston College vs Clemson (Oct 26, 2019)
Scoring Summary (Final)
2019 Clemson Football
Boston College vs #4 Clemson (Oct 26, 2019 at Clemson, S.C.) Boston College (4-4,2-3) vs. Clemson (8-0,6-0)
Date: Oct 26, 2019 • Site: Clemson, S.C. • Stadium: Memorial Stadium • Attendance: 81081
|Score by Quarters||1||2||3||4||Score|
|SCORING SUMMARY||BC -CU|
|1st||10:53||CU||B.T. Potter 23 yd field goal|
|8 plays, 65 yards, TOP 3:34||0 – 3|
|06:57||CU||Travis Etienne 3 yd run (B.T. Potter kick)|
|5 plays, 75 yards, TOP 2:07||0 – 10|
|04:43||CU||Diondre Overton 22 yd pass from Trevor Lawrence (B.T. Potter kick)|
|3 plays, 75 yards, TOP 1:04||0 – 17|
|2nd||13:59||BC||AJ Dillon 9 yd run (Aaron Boumerhi kick)|
|15 plays, 75 yards, TOP 5:44||7 – 17|
|10:29||CU||Travis Etienne 4 yd run (B.T. Potter kick)|
|8 plays, 74 yards, TOP 3:25||7 – 24|
|06:07||CU||Amari Rodgers 19 yd pass from Trevor Lawrence (B.T. Potter kick)|
|7 plays, 66 yards, TOP 2:39||7 – 31|
|00:38||CU||Travis Etienne 5 yd run (B.T. Potter kick)|
|11 plays, 84 yards, TOP 2:52||7 – 38|
|3rd||11:18||CU||Logan Rudolph 39 yd fumble recovery (B.T. Potter kick)|
|7 – 45|
|09:00||CU||Diondre Overton 63 yd pass from Trevor Lawrence (B.T. Potter kick)|
|2 plays, 80 yards, TOP 0:36||7 – 52|
|4th||13:37||CU||Diondre Overton 34 yd pass from Chase Brice (B.T. Potter kick)|
|11 plays, 96 yards, TOP 4:24||7 – 59|
| Kickoff time: 7:35 • End of Game: 10:33 • Total elapsed time: 2:58|
Referee: Stuart Mullins • Umpire: Johnnie Forte • Linesman: Steve Clein • Line judge: Steve Matarante • Back judge: H Wittelsberger • Field judge: Milton Britton • Side judge: Jeff Hocker • Center judge: Jeff Tomlin •
Temperature: 69 • Wind: ENE @ 6 • Weather: Cloudy