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Nov 17, 2018

Clemson Tops Duke, 35-6

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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. 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.

Game Photos

Photos by Carl Ackerman, David Platt, Dawson Powers and Madison Williams

Game Notes

  • Clemson held Duke without a touchdown and has now held opponents without an offensive touchdown in eight consecutive quarters. The last touchdown allowed by Clemson’s defense came in the fourth quarter against Louisville on Nov. 3.
  • Clemson outrushed Duke, 208-104, and has now outrushed opponents 10 times this season. The Tigers have now outrushed opponents in 21 of their 25 games since 2017 and are 21-0 when outrushing opponents in that time frame.
  • Quarterback Trevor Lawrence completed 21-38 passes for 251 yards with two passing touchdowns and no interceptions.
  • Lawrence also added a career-long 19-yard rush in the third quarter.
  • On his second touchdown pass of the game, Lawrence broke Kyle Parker’s school record for touchdown passes by a freshman (20). Lawrence already held the school record for touchdown passes by a true freshman.

Tiger Walk

Photos by Dawson Powers and David Platt

Military Appreciation Day Photos

Photos by Dawson Powers


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