Instant Halftime Analysis: Clemson 24, UNC 17

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Instant Halftime Analysis: Clemson 24, North Carolina 17

What went right:The Tigers are ahead, thanks to a timely interception by Kourtnei BrownKourtnei Brown
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and a big first half from Nuke Hopkins.

Hopkins has eight catches for 118 yards and a TD.

Brown, a defensive end, tipped a Bryn Renner pass at the line of scrimmage and returned it 20 yards for a touchdown…right now those points are the difference in the game.

The defense has forced three turnovers and almost came up with a fourth.

What went wrong: The defense has come up with the turnovers, but has also been burned in the passing game again. Renner has twice hit long passes for touchdowns.

Kicker Chandler CatanzaroChandler Catanzaro
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had made nine field goals in a row, including one earlier, but pulled a 46-yarder just before the end of the half.

No rushing game to speak of. The Tigers have thrown it 32 times and ran it 14 times for just 15 yards,. As a result, Boyd is getting all kinds of pressure.

Turning Point of the Half:Brown’s interception return.

Stat of the game: The Tigers have 14 rushes for 15 yards, while Boyd is 17-for-32 for 207 yards and two touchdowns.

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