Wat­son and No. 3 Clem­son take of care busi­ness

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - SPORTS - By Ralph D. Russo

BOS­TON >> De­shaun Wat­son threw four touch­down passes and helped clear the way for Wayne Gall­man’s 59-yard scor­ing run with a block and No. 3 Clem­son beat Bos­ton Col­lege 56-10 on Fri­day night.

Clem­son (6-0, 3-0 At­lantic Coast Con­fer­ence) ex­tended its con­fer­ence win­ning streak to 12 games and its road win­ning streak to eight, which matches a school record set from 197879. EA­GLES (3-0) AT DETROIT (1-3) Sun­day, 1 p.m., Fox OPEN­ING LINE: Pick-em SE­RIES: Ea­gles, 16-14-2 LAST MEET­ING: Lions, 45-14, 2015 EA­GLES OF­FENSE: OVER­ALL (13), RUSH (9), PASS (18). EA­GLES DE­FENSE: OVER­ALL (3), RUSH (3), PASS (6). LIONS OF­FENSE: OVER­ALL (9), RUSH (22), PASS (6). LIONS DE­FENSE: OVER­ALL (25), RUSH (23), PASS (21). FAN­TASY TIP: Play Car­son Wentz. The Lions have given up 12 TD passes, picked off only one pass and al­lowed four straight QBs to have 100-plus rat­ing. ETC.: Matthew Stafford tied ca­reer high with five TD passes, three to now-re­tired Calvin John­son, against Ea­gles last year . ... Ea­gles de­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor Jim Schwartz led Lions from 2009-2013 . ... Wentz is first NFL rookie with one TD or more and no INTs in first three games of sea­son . ... Doug Ped­er­son only Ea­gles coach to win each of first three games with fran­chise . ... Ea­gles one win away from best start since 7-0 in 2004, when team went to Su­per Bowl. ... Ea­gles’ de­fense has given up 14 or fewer points in each of first three games, first time since 1992 . ... Ea­gles only NFL team that hasn’t al­lowed pass­ing TD this sea­son . ... Ea­gles only NFL team ever Bos­ton Col­lege (3-3, 0-3) lost its 11th con­sec­u­tive ACC game.

Clem­son broke three plays of at least 50 yards in the first quar­ter, two for touch­downs and an­other that set up a score. Wat­son picked off a de­fender on the edge to help spring Gall­man for the game’s first touch­down. Wat­son’s 59-yard touch­down pass to Jor­dan Leggett made it 21-0 late in the first half. That was all the Tigers needed.

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to score 29-plus points with­out turnover in first three games . ... Lions WR Marvin Jones has 482 yards re­ceiv­ing, trail­ing only At­lanta’s Julio Jones by 6 yards in NFL . ... Lions DE Kerry Hy­der has five sacks, sec­ond in NFL be­hind Den­ver’s Von Miller . ... Detroit ranks sec­ond in NFL with 370 yards pe­nal­ized and third with 39 penal­ties . ... On de­fense, Lions have only one INT and have not re­cov­ered fum­ble.


Detroit’s Marvin Jones is sec­ond in the NFL with 482 yards re­ceiv­ing.

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