Clemson came away with a victory in a 17-13 defensive struggle against the Boston College Eagles in Chestnut Hill last Saturday. The Tigers were able to find the end zone on offense with a pair of rushing TD’s from freshman Wayne Gallman and junior CJ Davidson. The Tigers’ Defense sacked Tyler Murphy 5 times on the day, with senior defensive end Tavarres Barnes recording 2 sacks of the Eagles’ QB.
In the second half, things looked dicey for Clemson as Boston College scored on a 7 yard touchdown pass to take a 13-10 lead, but the PAT was missed, keeping the game within a field goal for Clemson. The Tigers were able to move the ball well, and CJ Davidson scored on a 32 yard run to take a 17-13 lead after Ammon Lakip nailed his PAT. BC had one final shot at winning the game, but once again, Clemson’s defense was able to make a crucial fourth down stop to get the ball back and run out the clock, sending the Tigers home with the O’Rouke-McFadden Trophy. QB Cole Stoudt was named MVP and presented with a leather helmet like what was worn by Clemson in the 1940 Cotton Bowl against BC. Stoudt threw for 285 yards on the day.
The Tigers have now won 4 in a row and will face the Syracuse Orange Saturday night in Death Valley. It is Homecoming at Clemson, meaning that there will be a weekend full of festivities for Tiger fans, including fraternity and sorority floats on Bowman field, Tigerama (the World’s largest indoor pep rally) in Littlejohn Friday night, fireworks, and many other great events for both alumni and non-alumni alike. The game will kick off at 7:00 and be broadcasted on ESPNU.