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Pittsburgh vs. Clemson Notes

Pittsburgh vs. Clemson Notes


• Clemson saw its streak of 15 consecutive wins over ACC teams come to an end.

• Clemson’s loss was its first in the past 25 regular-season games.

• Clemson saw its 21-game home winning streak, longest in the nation, come to an end.

• Clemson saw its streak of 45 wins in a row over unranked opponents (either poll) come to an end.

• Clemson finished with over 500 yards of total offense for the sixth time this season, but lost for just the second time program history (90-2-1) when gaining at least 500 yards.

• Carlos Watkins had Clemson’s first sack of the game, extending the Tigers’ streak to 40 straight games with at least one.


• Watson set an ACC single-game record with 580 passing yards.

• Watson set a Clemson record with 52 completions, breaking Cullen Harper’s mark of 38 set in 2007 against Virginia Tech.

• Watson became only the sixth player in ACC history to surpass 10,000 career yards of total offense.

• Watson upped his streak to 26 straight games with at least one touchdown pass, the longest active streak in the country.

• Wayne Gallman moved into a tie for seventh place among Clemson’s career leaders in rushing touchdowns, increasing his total to 28. He is tied with Terry Allen, a student coach on Clemson’s 2016 staff.

• Gallman had a career-high three touchdowns.

• Jordan Leggett set the Clemson record for receiving yards by a tight end. His 95 receiving yards increased his career total to 1,342.

• Artavis Scott has caught a pass in 33 consecutive games.

• Scott moved into the top 10 in ACC history for career receptions (220).

• Scott posted a career-high 13 catches for a season-high 125 yards.

• Mike Williams set career highs for receptions (15) and receiving yards (202).

• Williams recorded his sixth receiving touchdown of the season.

• Dexter Lawrence blocked a Pittsburgh field goal to end the first half, Clemson’s third of the season. All three have been by defensive linemen (Carlos Watkins, Christian Wilkins).

• Dorian O’Daniel forced his first fumble of the season. It led to Deon Cain’s ninth touchdown catch of the season a few players later.

• Tremayne Anchrum started his first career game Saturday at left offensive tackle. Clemson started two freshmen at the offensive tackle spots, with Sean Pollard making his second straight start on the right side.