TIGER GAMEDAY UPDATE: Clemson defeats Notre Dame 34-10 to win the ACC Championship

TIGER GAMEDAY UPDATE: Clemson defeats Notre Dame 34-10 to win the ACC Championship
Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney, center, hugs wide receiver Amari Rodgers, right, during a warmup at Bank of America Stadium on Saturday, December 19, 2020 in Charlotte, NC. The Clemson Tigers face the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the ACC Championship game. (Source: Jeff Siner)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WIS) - Here are the game notes and a scoring summary for Saturday’s game

FIRST QUARTER

Notre Dame got the first points of the game and had some success on offense thanks to Ian Book, but the Irish had to settle for a 51-yard field goal.

The Irish looked to build on that momentum after picking off Trevor Lawrence, but Notre Dame failed to capitalize on the turnover with Doerer missing the short-range field goal.

However, the Tigers got back on top with a deep pass from Lawrence to Amari Rodgers.

Notre Dame outgained Clemson 120-111 in the opening quarter.

SECOND QUARTER

Clemson extends their lead with a 33-yard pass, but what’s made the difference so far averaging nearly seven yards per game on the ground.

In the second quarter, Clemson posted 117 rushing yards including Travis Etienne’s 44-yard touchdown run late in the period.

Notre Dame simply missed key opportunities in the second quarter to give themselves a chance in this game. They’ll need to put together stops to slow Clemson down.

THIRD QUARTER

Notre Dame’s second-quarter woes continued in the third.

Clemson’s defense has ensured that the Irish offense remained blanketed throughout the period. At this point, it feels more like Notre Dame is playing to remain in the top four than for the ACC title.

Notre Dame was held to just 21 yards in the quarter.


SCORING SUMMARY

FIRST QUARTER

ND: 51-yard field goal by Jonathan Doerer, 3-0 Irish, 8:16

CU: 67-yard pass from Trevor Lawrence to Amari Rodgers (Potter kick good), 7-3 Tigers, 0:41

SECOND QUARTER

CU: 33-yard pass from Trevor Lawrence to EJ Williams (Potter kick good), 14-3 Tigers, 9:24

CU: 27-yard field goal by BT Potter, 17-3 Tigers, 4:28

CU: 44-yard run by Travis Etienne (Potter kick good), 24-3 Tigers, 0:21

THIRD QUARTER

CU: 34-yard run by Trevor Lawrence (Potter kick good), 31-3 Tigers, 3:43

FOURTH QUARTER

CU: 37-yard field goal by BT Potter, 34-3 Tigers, 10:31

ND: 21-yard run by Chris Tyree (Doerer kick good), 34-10 Tigers, 8:09

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