TIGERS GAMEDAY UPDATE: No. 1 Clemson beats No. 7 Miami 42-17

TIGERS GAMEDAY UPDATE: No. 1 Clemson beats No. 7 Miami 42-17
Clemson running back Travis Etienne (9) scores a touchdown during the second quarter of the game against Miami Saturday, Oct 10, 2020; Clemson, South Carolina, USA; at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports (Source: Ken Ruinard)

CLEMSON, S.C. (WIS) - It’s a top-10 showdown between No. 7 Miami and No. 1 Clemson.

Both teams enter Saturday night’s game with 3-0 records.

Clemson’s last regular-season meeting ended with the Tigers coming away with a 58-0 victory.

We’ll have game notes and scoring updates here.


FIRST QUARTER

Clemson comes away with six points thanks in part to a penalty that took away what would have been a Trevor Lawrence interception. Instead, the Tigers made the Hurricanes pay with a pass to Braden Galloway.

Miami has been hurt by penalties early with the one previously mentioned and another that saw Amari Carter ejected for targeting.

Also, Miami only managed to come up with 10 yards of total offense in the quarter.

SECOND QUARTER

Travis Etienne makes history with his 39th career game with a touchdown. That’s a record for among Football Bowl Subdivision teams. It just seems like Etienne is breaking records every time he takes the field.

Miami was able to get a stop midway through the quarter, but they were only able to muster three points from it.

Meanwhile, Clemson put up 14 points in the quarter to take a comfortable lead into the half.

Ultimately, Miami’s special teams unit helped cut into the Clemson lead with their second blocked field goal of the night. This time, DJ Ivey was able to recover the ball and score before the break.

Despite holding Miami to just 79 yards at the break, the Tigers finished the half with just an 11-point lead.

THIRD QUARTER

Miami found some momentum early in the quarter, but D’Eriq King threw his first interception of the season. The Canes still hasn’t found an answer offensively to make things interesting.

As for Clemson, that train just kept rolling. The Tigers added two scores in the third quarter.

The Tigers put up 160 yards and came away with two interceptions as they increased their lead.

FOURTH QUARTER

Clemson added another touchdown for good measure with about four minutes left in the quarter. Offensively, the Tigers did little to hurt themselves tonight while the Hurricanes never could get it going.


SCORING SUMMARY

FIRST QUARTER

CU: 24-yard pass from Trevor Lawrence to Braden Galloway (Potter kick good), 7-0 Tigers (9:50)

SECOND QUARTER

CU: 2-yard run by Travis Etienne (Potter kick good), 14-0 Tigers (14:54)

UM: 37-yard field goal by Jose Borregales, 14-3 Tigers (3:53)

CU: 11-yard pass from Trevor Lawrence to Braden Galloway (Potter kick good), 21-3 Tigers (1:14)

UM: DJ Ivey returns a blocked field goal 48 yards (Borregales kick good), 21-10 Tigers (:00)

THIRD QUARTER

CU: 72-yard run by Travis Etienne (Potter kick good), 28-10 Tigers (7:56)

CU: 3-yard run by Trevor Lawrence (Potter kick good), 35-10 Tigers (2:31)

FOURTH QUARTER

UM: 7-yard run by D’Eriq King (Borregales kick good), 35-17 Tigers (8:31)

CU: 22-yard pass from Trevor Lawrence to Davis Allen (Potter kick good), 42-17 Tigers (4:32)

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