Clemson staves off NC State in overtime
Deshaun Watson threw a 10yard touchdown pass to Artavis Scott in overtime and Marcus Edmond followed with an interception to give No. 3 Clemson a 24-17 victory over North Carolina State on Saturday.
Deshaun Watson threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Artavis Scott in overtime and Marcus Edmond followed with an interception to give No. 3 Clemson a 24-17 victory over North Carolina State on Saturday.
The Tigers (7-0, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) looked all but done in regulation, but Kyle Bambard’s 33-yard field goal try as time experience was wide right.
Clemson took advantage with Watson’s strike to Scott. Then Edmond reached high to grab a throw in the end zone from NC State’s Ryan Finley, and Clemson escaped with its path to the ACC title game and the College Football Playoffs still all clear.
It wasn’t the prettiest game for Clemson, which gave up 397 yards and turned it over four times — including Watson’s firstever pick six — to the Wolfpack (4-2, 1-1). 3-0 Big Ten) won their seventh straight game overall and their fifth in a row in the series, last played in 1978. It’s also the first time since 2001 that Nebraska has won its first six. opponent for the first time since 2012.
Fans stormed the field and carried off Dungey in celebration after he passed the 311 yards and ran for 106. He scored on a 1-yard sneak to give the Orange (34, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) a 24-17 lead with 7:56 to go, and hit Erv Phillips on a 58-yard scoring play in the first quarter. second-lowest passing total of the season, and was replaced in the fourth quarter by Nic Shimonek. 34 carries for the Utes (6-1, 3-1 Pac-12).
Trailing 12-7, Oregon State (2-4, 1-2) got as close as the Utah 9 with 8:25 left, but couldn’t score and Garrett Owens’ 27-yard field goal attempt went wide left.
Corey Davis caught two touchdown passes to add to his career school record, finishing with eight catches for 63 yards. The Broncos (7-0, 2-0 Mid-American) had 585 yards of offense in a victory that capped one of the biggest weeks in the 100-year history of the program.
Franklin, whose previous career-high rushing game was 211 yards against Idaho two seasons ago, had a 2-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Terrell was 21 for 31 for 207 yards.
Akron is 4-3 overall and 2-1 in conference play.