THUMBS UP, THUMBS DOWN

The State (Sunday) - - Clemson Football - BY BRAD SENKIW

THUMBS UP Travis Eti­enne

The sopho­more run­ning back broke out of a mild slump with 153 yards on eight car­ries and scored once. Eti­enne had 84 yards com­bined in his pre­vi­ous two games against N.C State and Florida State.

Mitch Hy­att

The Clem­son se­nior left tackle set the school mark for snaps played in a ca­reer with 3,362 dur­ing Sat­ur­day’s game. Hy­att, who also caught a pass in the game, broke the record pre­vi­ously held by for­mer cen­ter Dal­ton Free­man.

Dex­ter Lawrence

A week ago, fel­low de­fen­sive tackle Chris­tian Wilkins rushed for a touch­down at Florida State. Not to be out­done, Lawrence took a hand­off at the 2-yard line in the third quar­ter and bull­dozed his way into the end zone.

Isa­iah Sim­mons

The sopho­more made his first ca­reer in­ter­cep­tion one to re­mem­ber. He took a Ja­won Pass sec­ondquar­ter throw 27 yards for a touch­down, Clem­son’s sec­ond de­fen­sive score of the sea­son, to put the Tigers up 28-3.

THUMBS DOWN

Louisville run de­fense

Af­ter giv­ing up 492 rush­ing yards and five rush­ing touch­downs to Clem­son, the Car­di­nals have al­lowed 1,653 rush­ing yards and 21 touch­downs in the last four games.

Louisville third-down de­fense

The Car­di­nals came into the game ranked last in the ACC in third-down de­fense, al­low­ing con­ver­sions on 48 per­cent of their op­po­nents chances. Clem­son wors­ened that num­ber by go­ing 7-of-8 on third downs.

Clem­son kick cov­er­age

The Tigers came into the game with the best kick cov­er­age in the ACC, but they gave up a 93-yard re­turn for a touch­down to Has­san Hall in the third quar­ter.

Trevor Lawrence

A big day wasn’t needed from the Clem­son quar­ter­back, so he shouldn’t be dinged for his 59 yards on 8-of-12 pass­ing, but he did throw his third in­ter­cep­tion of the sea­son on a pass into dou­ble cov­er­age in the first half.

RICHARD SHIRO AP

Clem­son’s Travis Eti­enne scores a touch­down dur­ing Sat­ur­day’s game.

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