Instant Halftime Analysis: Clemson 24, BC 21


by - Senior Writer -
Discuss on TigerBoard   Print   | TigerNetcom Facebook ClemsonTigerNet Twitter TigerNet RSS Feed
Brandon Ford's 4 yd TD right before halftime. <span style=
Brandon Ford's 4 yd TD right before halftime.

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - Instant Halftime Analysis: Clemson 24, Boston College 21

What went right: Clemson’s offense had a three-and-out on the first drive, but scored on its next three possessions. Chad MorrisChad Morris
Offensive Coordinator / QBs
View Full Profile
did a fantastic job of mixing up the play-calling, mixing in the run with Andre EllingtonAndre Ellington
RS Sr. Running Back
#23 5-10, 195
Moncks Corner, SC

View Full Profile
, keepers by quarterback Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
RS Jr. Quarterback
#10 6-1, 225
Hampton, VA

View Full Profile
, and plays with the short to intermediate passing game.

Chandler CatanzaroChandler Catanzaro
RS Jr. Punter / Kicker
#39 6-2, 195
Greenville, SC

View Full Profile
hit a first quarter field goal, his 16th consecutive dating back to last season.

After a rocky start, the defense posted two consecutive three-and-outs, allowing Boston College minus-2 yards on the drives.

After Boston College took a 21-17 lead in the second quarter, the Clemson offense responded with a crucial touchdown drive. The drive covered 76 yards and lasted 13 plays. The offensive line opened several big holes for Ellington on the drive.

What went wrong: Clemson’s defense looked like the Clemson defense of a week ago on Boston College’s first drive, allowing the Eagles to go 84 yards and score.

Shortly after stopping Boston College on a fourth down play near midfield, Morris reached into his bag of tricks for a flea-flicker type of play, but Boyd threw into double coverage and it was intercepted.

Corner Bashaud BreelandBashaud Breeland
RS So. Cornerback
#17 6-0, 195
Allendale, SC

View Full Profile
fell on long second quarter pass – the play covered 49 yards and set up the second Boston College score. The drive covered 92 yards.

Boston College converted a fourth down from the Clemson 31-yard line late in the second quarter, with Chase Rettig tossing a 31-yard scoring strike to Alex Amidon. The drive got off to a bad start for Clemson when the Eagles ran a trick play, with wide receiver Bobby Swigert tossing a 28-yard pass to Spiffy Evans.

Turning Point of the Half:Boyd threw a 4-yard TD pass to tight end Brandon FordBrandon Ford
Gr. Tight End
#80 6-4, 240
Wando, SC

View Full Profile
with 23 seconds left in the half, taking the momentum back from Boston College and giving the Tigers a 24-21 halftime lead.

Stat of the Half: Clemson ran 43 plays for 257 yards in the half, while Boston College ran 35 plays for 256 yards.


Comment on this story

Send Feedback to David Hood: Email | Comment Post your comments!
Discuss on TigerBoard   Print   | TigerNetcom Facebook ClemsonTigerNet Twitter TigerNet RSS Feed
Finebaum admits Clemson has a better program than Alabama
Finebaum admits Clemson has a better program than Alabama
Clemson 2019 RB target adds fifth star
Clemson 2019 RB target adds fifth star
Four Tigers listed on NFL.com's Top 50 Prospects
Four Tigers listed on NFL.com's Top 50 Prospects
WATCH: Dabo Swinney on Hunter Renfrow, Mark Fields at Senior Bowl
WATCH: Dabo Swinney on Hunter Renfrow, Mark Fields at Senior Bowl
Clemson 2019 RB target adds fifth star
Clemson 2019 RB target adds fifth star
Finebaum admits Clemson has a better program than Alabama
Finebaum admits Clemson has a better program than Alabama
WATCH: Dabo Swinney on Hunter Renfrow, Mark Fields at Senior Bowl
WATCH: Dabo Swinney on Hunter Renfrow, Mark Fields at Senior Bowl
Amanda Butler on Team No. 44: "This team is worth coming to see"
Amanda Butler on Team No. 44: "This team is worth coming to see"
Clemson Baseball to hold first practice of 2019
Clemson Baseball to hold first practice of 2019
Four Tigers listed on NFL.com's Top 50 Prospects
Four Tigers listed on NFL.com's Top 50 Prospects
From the Press Box: Breaking down the California trip
From the Press Box: Breaking down the California trip
Billboard in Jennings, LA honors Travis Etienne
Billboard in Jennings, LA honors Travis Etienne
Clemson takes on FSU in Tallahassee Tuesday
Clemson takes on FSU in Tallahassee Tuesday
Sign Up for E-Mail News Alerts
Features
Breaking
Daily Digest