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Troy vs. Clemson Notes

Troy vs. Clemson Notes


• The Tigers won their school-record 17th consecutive home game.

• Clemson won its 39th consecutive game over an unranked opponent, the second-longest streak in the country behind Alabama.

• The Tigers improved to 69-6 under head coach Dabo Swinney when outgaining the opponent in total yards.

• Clemson is 68-4 under Swinney and 52-1 the last six years when leading heading into the fourth quarter.

• The Tiger defense had three interceptions, most in a game since Clemson had three in a 58-0 win at Miami (Fla.) last season.


• Defensive tackle Christian Wilkins scored his first career touchdown in the fourth quarter, a one-yard reception from Deshaun Watson. Wilkins is the first defensive lineman in Clemson history to catch a touchdown pass out of an offensive formation.

• Watson passed for 292 yards and moved ahead of Woodrow Dantzler (who had 6,037 passing yards) for third place in Clemson’s recordbook for career passing yards.

• Watson attempted a career-high 53 passes. His previous high for attempts was 48 last season against Syracuse.

• Watson moved to 20-2 all-time as Clemson’s starting quarterback.

• Hunter Renfrow caught a touchdown pass for the fourth consecutive game, with a diving catch in the corner of the endzone in the second quarter.

• Deon Cain caught his first touchdown pass since the South Carolina game on Nov. 28, 2015, a 23-yard strike from Watson with 10 minutes remaining.

• Ray-Ray McCloud’s seven receptions were the most in his career since his first college game against Wofford in 2015, when he had eight.

• McCloud had a 75-yard punt return in the second quarter, Clemson’s longest since C.J. Spiller had a 77-yarder against Boston College as a senior in 2009.

• Three linebackers all recorded their first career interceptions in the opening half, Kendall Joseph, Dorian O’Daniel and Jalen Williams.

• Joseph made multiple stops behind the line of scrimmage for the second straight game, finishing with two among his seven total tackles credited by the press box.

• Cordrea Tankersley was credited with three pass breakups, giving him 15 since the start of the 2015 season.

• Greg Huegel made multiple field goals for a second straight game and for the 11th time in 17 career games.

• Huegel is 32-37 on field goals in his career, an 86.5-percent success rate.

• Huegel added five touchbacks Saturday, his single-game high.