Tigers survive crazy night in Winston-Salem


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Vic Beasley takes down a Wake runner in the first half

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Some of the numbers from Thursday night’s game don’t quite tell the story.

Clemson’s offense got late touchdowns from both Artavis ScottArtavis Scott
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and Wayne GallmanWayne Gallman
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and Clemson overcame a fourth quarter tie in beating Wake Forest 34-20 at BB&T Field Thursday night.

Clemson’s (7-2, 6-1 ACC) defense gave up a measly 119 total yards of offense to Wake Forest – almost a hundred yards under their NCAA-worst average – but the Demon Deacons (2-7, 0-5) took advantage of two Clemson turnovers and multiple Clemson penalties in scoring their 20 points.

Wake Forest quarterback John Wolford was just 11-for-29 for 88 yards on the night, and the Deacs rushed the ball 34 times for a whopping seven yards. Clemson had 13 tackles for loss and five sacks on the night.

Clemson wound up with 425 total yards of offense and got a second straight 100-yard game from Gallman as the offense did just enough in the second half to secure the win. Gallman had 19 carries for 106 yards – he gained 101 yards against Syracuse the last time out.

Scott had another superlative outing, catching eight passes for 122 yards and two scores. The Tigers had eight penalties for 75 yards, including a targeting penalty on senior safety Robert SmithRobert Smith
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that saw him ejected. Unless a review changes the ruling, Smith will have to miss the first half of next week's game at Georgia Tech.

Things started gloomy for the Clemson offense – a punt on their first possession and a turnover on the second. Cole StoudtCole Stoudt
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dropped back to pass on third down, and his pass into double coverage was picked off at Clemson’s 43-yard line.

The Demon Deacons took advantage by opening the playbook – including a reverse throwback to the quarterback – and pushed the ball into the end zone for a 7-0 lead late in the first quarter.

It took Clemson’s offense until midway through the second quarter to mount any kind of a scoring threat, and they finally got on the scoreboard with a 28-yard field goal by Ammon LakipAmmon Lakip
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that made it 7-3 Wake Forest with 8:49 left in the half.

The Tigers got a break on Wake’s ensuing possession – Clemson forced a 3-and-out to force a punt, but the snap on the punt was low and Alex Kinal dropped to one knee to field the snap. His gaffe gave the Tigers great field position at the Deacon 32-yard line.

Three plays later, the Tigers set up a perfect screen play and Stoudt’s pass to Wayne Gallman covered 18 yards for a touchdown that gave the Tigers a 10-7 lead with 7:00 remaining in the half. The reception was the first receiving touchdown of Gallman’s career.

The Tigers returned the special teams blunder favor following a Wake punt – Adam HumphriesAdam Humphries
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muffed the punt and it was recovered by Wake at the Clemson 13-yard line. Two plays later, Wake’s John Wolford hit Cam Serigne on a 14-yard touchdown pass over the middle and the Deacs held a 14-10 lead with 4:31 left in the half.

Clemson responded with a drive that took all but the last 27 seconds off the clock, the drive ending when Stoudt hit Artavis Scott on a four-yard crossing route for a 17-14 Clemson lead. The Demon Deacons took over deep in their own territory, but a pass interference penalty extended the drive. Wake tried a Hail Mary to end the half – the pass was incomplete – but Tavaris BarnesTavaris Barnes
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was called for a person foul and the Deacons got a career-long 50-yard field goal from Mike Weaver to tie the score at 17-17.

The Tigers took the opening drive of the second half and got a 39-yard field goal from Lakip for a 20-17 lead. The teams traded possessions through a rather punchless third quarter, but a 73-yard punt by Wake and questionable officiating gave Wake new life in the fourth quarter.

Early in the quarter, Clemson safety Robert Smith landed what looked like a legal hit on a Wake receiver but Smith was called for targeting and was ejected from the game. Wake turned the penalty yards into a field goal that made it 20-20 with just over 11 minutes remaining in the game.

It took the Tigers just a few seconds to answer, however. Stoudt flipped a pass to Scott and Scott outran the defense down the right sideline to complete a 68-yard score and giving the Tigers a 27-20 lead with 10:53 remaining.

Clemson forced another Wake punt, and it took the Tigers nine plays to drive 72 yards to open up some breathing room. Gallman finished the drive with a 30-yard touchdown run that gave the Tigers a 34-20 lead with 6:36 remaining in the game.

Clemson plays at Georgia Tech next Saturday.

Clemson (7-2,6-1) vs. Wake Forest (2-7,0-5)
Date: Nov 06, 2014  Site: Winston-Salem, N.C.   Stadium: BB&T Field
Attendance: 28846

Score by Quarters     1  2  3  4   Score
-----------------    -- -- -- --   -----
Clemson.............  0 17  3 14  - 34
Wake Forest.........  7 10  0  3  - 20

Scoring Summary:
1st 01:09 WF - Serigne, C 4 yd pass from Wolford, J (Weaver, M kick)
                                                    5 plays, 43 yards, TOP 1:47, CU 0 - WF 7
2nd 08:49 CU - LAKIP 28 yd field goal
                                                    8 plays, 60 yards, TOP 3:40, CU 3 - WF 7
    07:00 CU - GALLMAN 18 yd pass from STOUDT (LAKIP kick)
                                                   3 plays, 23 yards, TOP 0:56, CU 10 - WF 7
    04:31 WF - Serigne, C 14 yd pass from Wolford, J (Weaver, M kick)
                                                  2 plays, 13 yards, TOP 0:30, CU 10 - WF 14
    00:27 CU - SCOTT 4 yd pass from STOUDT (LAKIP kick)
                                                 12 plays, 75 yards, TOP 4:04, CU 17 - WF 14
    00:00 WF - Weaver, M 50 yd field goal
                                                  3 plays, 30 yards, TOP 0:21, CU 17 - WF 17
3rd 10:11 CU - LAKIP 39 yd field goal
                                                 12 plays, 54 yards, TOP 4:49, CU 20 - WF 17
4th 11:08 WF - Weaver, M 31 yd field goal
                                                  7 plays, 40 yards, TOP 3:36, CU 20 - WF 20
    10:53 CU - SCOTT 68 yd pass from STOUDT (LAKIP kick)
                                                   1 play, 68 yards, TOP 0:10, CU 27 - WF 20
    06:36 CU - GALLMAN 30 yd run (LAKIP kick)
                                                  9 plays, 72 yards, TOP 3:55, CU 34 - WF 20

Kickoff time: 7:32 pm   End of Game: 10:57 pm  Total elapsed time: 3:35
Officials: Referee: Gary Patterson; Umpire: Rich McMahan; Linesman: Michael Kelley;
Line judge: Deon Lawrence; Back judge: Hans Wittelsber; Field judge: Harry Tyson;
Side judge: Tony Tarantini; Alternate: Michael Webster;
Temperature: 59        Wind: NW 23mph  Weather: Cloudy and windy
 

                                     CU       WF

FIRST DOWNS...................       20       15
  Rushing.....................        7        3
  Passing.....................       11        6
  Penalty.....................        2        6
NET YARDS RUSHING.............      145        7
  Rushing Attempts............       37       34
  Average Per Rush............      3.9      0.2
  Rushing Touchdowns..........        1        0
  Yards Gained Rushing........      176       83
  Yards Lost Rushing..........       31       76
NET YARDS PASSING.............      282      112
  Completions-Attempts-Int....  27-42-1  12-30-0
  Average Per Attempt.........      6.7      3.7
  Average Per Completion......     10.4      9.3
  Passing Touchdowns..........        3        2
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS...........      427      119
  Total offense plays.........       79       64
  Average Gain Per Play.......      5.4      1.9
Fumbles: Number-Lost..........      1-1      0-0
Penalties: Number-Yards.......     8-75     2-29
PUNTS-YARDS...................    3-147    7-336
  Average Yards Per Punt......     49.0     48.0
  Net Yards Per Punt..........     47.0     48.4
  Inside 20...................        0        3
  50+ Yards...................        2        3
  Touchbacks..................        0        0
  Fair catch..................        0        2
KICKOFFS-YARDS................    7-392    4-244
  Average Yards Per Kickoff...     56.0     61.0
  Net Yards Per Kickoff.......     36.7     37.5
  Touchbacks..................        3        2
Punt returns: Number-Yards-TD.   1--3-0    2-6-0
  Average Per Return..........     -3.0      3.0
Kickoff returns: Number-Yds-TD   2-44-0   4-60-0
  Average Per Return..........     22.0     15.0
Interceptions: Number-Yds-TD..    0-0-0    1-2-0
Fumble Returns: Number-Yds-TD.    0-0-0    0-0-0
Miscellaneous Yards...........        0        0
Possession Time...............    32:08    27:52
  1st Quarter.................     5:09     9:51
  2nd Quarter.................     9:06     5:54
  3rd Quarter.................    10:02     4:58
  4th Quarter.................     7:51     7:09
Third-Down Conversions........  9 of 20  4 of 16
Fourth-Down Conversions.......   1 of 4   0 of 2
Red-Zone Scores-Chances.......      3-4      3-3
  Touchdowns..................      2-4      2-3
  Field goals.................      1-4      1-3
Sacks By: Number-Yards........     5-41     2-17
PAT Kicks.....................      4-4      2-2
Field Goals...................      2-2      2-3
Points off turnovers..........        0       14

Individual Statistics

Clemson

Rushing         No Gain Loss  Net TD Lg  Avg
--------------------------------------------
GALLMAN         19  111    5  106  1 30  5.6
STOUDT           7   36   17   19  0 16  2.7
DYE              5   15    1   14  0  8  2.8
DAVIDSON         3    8    0    8  0  3  2.7
HOWARD           2    6    0    6  0  6  3.0
SCOTT            1    0    8   -8  0  0 -8.0
Totals...       37  176   31  145  1 30  3.9

Passing         Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Long Sack
--------------------------------------------
STOUDT            27-42-1   282  3   68    2
Totals...         27-42-1   282  3   68    2

Receiving        No.  Yds   TD Long
-----------------------------------
SCOTT              8  122    2   68
HOPPER             7   26    0    9
GALLMAN            4   43    1   18
M. WILLIAMS        3   29    0   10
HUMPHRIES          2    9    0    6
SECKINGER          1   45    0   45
LEGGETT            1    9    0    9
HOWARD             1   -1    0    0
Totals...         27  282    3   68

Punting          No.  Yds   Avg Long In20   TB
----------------------------------------------
PINION             3  147  49.0   58    0    0
Totals...          3  147  49.0   58    0    0

                  Punts   Kickoffs  Intercept
All Returns     No.Yds.Lg No.Yds.Lg No.Yds.Lg
---------------------------------------------
HUMPHRIES        1  -3  0  0   0  0  0   0  0
GREEN            0   0  0  2  44 24  0   0  0
Totals...        1  -3  0  2  44 24  0   0  0

Field goal attempts
----------------------------------------
LAKIP           2nd 08:49  28 yds - Good
LAKIP           3rd 10:11  39 yds - Good

Kickoffs         No.  Yds  TB  OB   Avg
---------------------------------------
PINION             7  392   3   0  56.0


Wake Forest

Rushing         No Gain Loss  Net TD Lg  Avg
--------------------------------------------
Wortham, D       8   38    8   30  0 20  3.8
Reynolds, O      7   21    1   20  0 12  2.9
Robinson, I     10   14   12    2  0  8  0.2
Kinal, A         1    0   14  -14  0  0 -14.0
Wolford, J       8   10   41  -31  0  6 -3.9
Totals...       34   83   76    7  0 20  0.2

Passing         Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Long Sack
--------------------------------------------
Wolford, J        11-29-0    88  2   16    5
Crump, J           1-1-0     24  0   24    0
Totals...         12-30-0   112  2   24    5

Receiving        No.  Yds   TD Long
-----------------------------------
Serigne, C         3   34    2   16
James, M           3   28    0   12
Scott, EJ          2   11    0    6
Wolford, J         1   24    0   24
Crump, J           1    9    0    9
Wortham, D         1    6    0    6
Pike, D            1    0    0    0
Totals...         12  112    2   24

Punting          No.  Yds   Avg Long In20   TB
----------------------------------------------
Kinal, A           7  336  48.0   73    3    0
Totals...          7  336  48.0   73    3    0

                  Punts   Kickoffs  Intercept
All Returns     No.Yds.Lg No.Yds.Lg No.Yds.Lg
---------------------------------------------
Crump, J         2   6  6  0   0  0  0   0  0
Armstrong, J     0   0  0  3  40 23  0   0  0
Johnson, K       0   0  0  0   0  0  1   2  2
Robinson, I      0   0  0  1  20 20  0   0  0
Totals...        2   6  6  4  60 23  1   2  2

Field goal attempts
----------------------------------------
Weaver, M       2nd 00:00  50 yds - Good
Weaver, M       3rd 06:46  54 yds - Missed
Weaver, M       4th 11:08  31 yds - Good

Kickoffs         No.  Yds  TB  OB   Avg
---------------------------------------
Centers, A         4  244   2   0  61.0

FUMBLES: Clemson-HUMPHRIES 1-1. Wake Forest-None.

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