It wasn’t the way the experts had it picked, but the Clemson Tigers were able to escape with a 30-24 win over the Troy Trojans. The Tigers held a 27-10 lead, but the Trojans fought hard in the fourth quarter and were an onside kick away from a potential upset.
The Tigers, who were a big favorite in this matchup, led by just three points at the half. Clemson’s offense was limited all day, and quarterback Deshaun Watson never really found a rhythm with his wide receivers. Troy held Clemson to just 25 yards rushing in the first half, and the Tigers finished the game with just 122 yards on the ground.
Watson finished the game 27-of-53 passing for 292 yards and three touchdowns, but he also threw two interceptions. He was not as accurate in this game, and Troy’s defense did a solid job of keeping him out of rhythm.
For the Trojans, they were led offensively by wide receiver Deondre Douglas, who finished with 11 catches for 93 yards and two touchdowns. Quarterback Brandon Silvers was 24-of-42 passing for 233 yards and two touchdowns.
You can find the full box score for the game here, courtesy of NCAA.com.
Source: Bleacher Report-ACC Football