Clemson wins ACC Championship for the seventh time in eight years
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The first quarter of the game started with an early touchdown by UNC’s Drake Maye.
A notable play during the first quarter was Cade Klubnik with a one-yard touchdown.
In the second quarter, Cade Klubnik continued to score into the end zone when he made another touchdown.
A notable play during the second quarter was a field goal by B.T Potter, the play is the longest field goal in ACC Championship history.
The field goal took the tiger’s score from 21 to 24 and ended the second quarter.
In the third quarter, Clemson increased their chances of being in the lead with a 98-yard pick-six by Nathaniel Wiggins.
The play by Wiggins is the longest interception returned for a touchdown in ACC Championship Game history.
Then with 42 seconds left in the game, Will Shipley ran for 2 yards and made a touchdown bringing the score to 39-10.
The fourth quarter saw the tigers keep up that score until the end of the game.
After Clemson’s six-year streak of ACC titles ended in 2021, the No. 9 Tigers reclaimed the conference crown and earn their seventh title in eight years. The final score of the game was 39-10.
An eighth conference title means Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney ties with College Football Hall of Famer Frank Howard (eight, including six ACC titles) for the most conference championships in Clemson history.
The win also makes Clemson the first team in an active Power Five conference to win seven outright conference titles in eight years since Alabama won eight outright SEC titles in nine years from 1971-79.
The Clemson Tigers are on the hunt to reclaim their ACC championship.
Saturday’s game against the North Carolina Tar Heels began around 8 p.m. The game is held at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.
Clemson’s six-year streak of ACC titles ended in 2021. No. 10 Tigers are attempting to regain their conference crown and earn their seventh title in eight years.
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