No. 2 Clemson Downs Blue Devils, 35-6

Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence threw for 251 yards and two touchdowns as No. 2 Clemson remained unbeaten with a 35-6 victory over Duke in front of 81,313 fans at Memorial Stadium. Duke led 6-0 after the first quarter, but the Tiger defense — the top-rated unit in the ACC in scoring and total defense — responded with a shutout over the final three frames.

K Collin Wareham tied his career high with two field goals, from 34 and 32 yards, to give the Blue Devils a 6-0 lead at the end of the first period.
Duke's defense limited Clemson to 37 yards, five rushing, and one first down during the opening quarter Saturday night.

“They’re the best team we’ve played since I’ve been at Duke from a physical standpoint.” - Duke head coach David Cutcliffe on Clemson

Daniel Helm caught 3 passes for a team-high 56 yards Saturday
Led by RB Deon Jackson's 51 rushing yards, Duke finished with 104 yards on the ground, snapping Clemson's string of three consecutive opponents held to less than 82 rushing yards. Duke became just the fifth foe to reach triple digits on the ground against the Tigers this season.
A native of Anderson, S.C., S Lummie Young IV made his first career start and finished with a personal-best seven tackles, including 1.0 TFL.
WR T.J. Rahming registered a squad-high nine receptions. In the last four games, Rahming has caught nine or more passes three times. The Powder Springs, Ga., product finished with 38 receiving yards to lift his career total to 2,664 and surpass Donovan Varner (2008-11/2,660) for fourth place on the Duke all-time chart.
QB Daniel Jones completed 24-of-43 passes for 158 yards. The Charlotte, N.C., native surpassed 700 career completions in the contest.

“I thought [quarterback Daniel Jones] was great. I mean, how can you fight and battle and put the ball where he put it time and time again against that kind of pressure. You don’t see a guy play much better than that against a defense when we weren’t protecting as well as we would’ve liked.” - Duke head coach David Cutcliffe on Clemson

Duke played its first top 10 opponent since facing No. 7 Louisville on October 14, 2016.

Clockwise from top left: LB Koby Quansah finished with five tackles on the night; QB Daniel Jones threw for 158 yards to reach the 2,000-yard plateau for the season; S Leonard Johnson posted six tackles, 1.0 TFL and one QB pressure; P Austin Parker had 10 punts for a 43.7 yards per kick average with a long boot of 54 yards.
Clemson 35, Duke 6


Duke Athletics; USPresswire

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