No. 5 Clemson defeats No. 21 Wake Forest 51-45 in 2OT

Published: Sep. 20, 2022 at 4:58 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 24, 2022 at 7:13 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - No. 5 Clemson defeated No. 21 Wake Forest 51-45 in overtime. Both teams scored in the first overtime period, but the Tigers held off the Demon Deacons in double overtime.

The Tigers got out to an early lead, up 17-7 in the second quarter. A few scores from Wake Forest pulled the Deacons ahead 28-20 in the third.

An eventful fourth quarter led to a 35-all ballgame at the end of regulation. Clemson’s defense broke up a last-chance pass from Sam Hartman to A.T. Perry on fourth down to win the game.

DJ Uiagalelei completed 26-of-41 for 371 passing yards and five touchdowns and rushed for 52 yards. Since 2013, Uiagalelei is the third Clemson quarterback to pass for 370-plus yards and five-plus touchdowns in a single game.

Clemson returns home next weekend to host NC State, which is likely to be an AP Top 10 match-up.

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