Clemson vs. Troy Postgame Notes


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Christian Wilkins celebrates his first career touchdown
Christian Wilkins celebrates his first career touchdown

CLEMSON TEAM

• The Tigers won their school-record 17th consecutive home game.

• Clemson won its 39th consecutive game over an unranked opponent, the second-longest streak in the country behind Alabama.

• The Tigers improved to 69-6 under head coach Dabo Swinney when outgaining the opponent in total yards.

• Clemson is 68-4 under Swinney and 52-1 the last six years when leading heading into the fourth quarter.

• The Tiger defense had three interceptions, most in a game since Clemson had three in a 58-0 win at Miami (Fla.) last season.

CLEMSON INDIVIDUAL

• Defensive tackle Christian Wilkins scored his first career touchdown in the fourth quarter, a one-yard reception from Deshaun Watson. Wilkins is the first defensive lineman in Clemson history to catch a touchdown pass out of an offensive formation.

• Watson passed for 292 yards and moved ahead of Woodrow Dantzler (who had 6,037 passing yards) for third place in Clemson’s recordbook for career passing yards.

• Watson attempted a career-high 53 passes. His previous high for attempts was 48 last season against Syracuse.

• Watson moved to 20-2 all-time as Clemson’s starting quarterback.

Hunter Renfrow caught a touchdown pass for the fourth consecutive game, with a diving catch in the corner of the endzone in the second quarter.

Deon Cain caught his first touchdown pass since the South Carolina game on Nov. 28, 2015, a 23-yard strike from Watson with 10 minutes remaining.

Ray-Ray McCloud’s seven receptions were the most in his career since his first college game against Wofford in 2015, when he had eight.

• McCloud had a 75-yard punt return in the second quarter, Clemson’s longest since C.J. Spiller had a 77-yarder against Boston College as a senior in 2009.

• Three linebackers all recorded their first career interceptions in the opening half, Kendall Joseph, Dorian O’Daniel and Jalen Williams.

• Joseph made multiple stops behind the line of scrimmage for the second straight game, finishing with two among his seven total tackles credited by the press box.

Cordrea Tankersley was credited with three pass breakups, giving him 15 since the start of the 2015 season.

Greg Huegel made multiple field goals for a second straight game and for the 11th time in 17 career games.

• Huegel is 32-37 on field goals in his career, an 86.5-percent success rate.

• Huegel added five touchbacks Saturday, his single-game high.

Tags: C.J. Spiller, Cordrea Tankersley, Deshaun Watson, Kendall Joseph, Jalen Williams, Hunter Renfrow, Ray-Ray McCloud, Deon Cain, Christian Wilkins, Greg Huegel
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