Clemson vs. Georgia Halftime Notes
*Clemson scored 21 points in the first half. Tied for the most Clemson has scored in a first half against Georgia. The Tigers also scored 21 in the first half in 1986 and in 2013. The halftime score last year was 21-21 also.
*Clemson gained 276 yards of total offense in the first half. The Tigers averaged 253 yards of total offense per half last year.
*Clemson ran 54 plays in the first half, the most plays Clemson has run in a half against Georgia since 1980 when the Tigers ran 56 in the first half in the game in Athens. The Tigers ran 56 plays to just 10 for Georgia in the first half of that game, yet Georgia led 14-10 at intermission.
*Clemson is 45-6 under Dabo Swinney when leading or tied at the half.
*Clemson game captains today were Cole StoudtCole Stoudt
#18 6-4, 231
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Sr. Wide Receiver
#13 5-11, 193
View Full Profile, Grady JarrettGrady Jarrett
Sr. Defensive Tackle
#50 6-1, 290
View Full Profile, Vic BeasleyVic Beasley
RS Sr. Defensive End
#3 6-2, 236
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RS Sr. Tight End
#86 6-6, 250
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*McKensie Alexander started in the secondary for the Tigers today in his first game as a redshirt freshman.. He is the first freshman to start the first game of the season in the secondary since Alex Ardley in 1998. Ardley started all 11 games that season.
*Mike WilliamsMike Williams
So. Wide Receiver
#7 6-5, 208
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*Both quarterbacks directed touchdown drives for Clemson in the first half. Stoudt took the Tigers on a pair of scoring drives (70 and 68) and freshman Deshaun WatsonDeshaun Watson
#4 6-3, 204
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*Charone PeakeCharone Peake
RS Jr. Wide Receiver
#19 6-3, 204
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*When Deshaun Watson threw a touchdown pass in the second period he became the first Clemson freshman quarterback to throw a touchdown pass since Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
Quarterback (2009 - 2013)
#10 6-1, 225
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*Vic Beasley was credited with a sack in the first half, giving him 22 for his career.