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.
“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.
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