Honor Roll: Steward comes up huge, Vic claims 'leather helmet,' Sammy strikes again

Anthony, Smith, Shuey, Christian shine as Tigers keep Andre Williams under wraps

Clemson Football - Sammy Watkins runs into the end zone after catching a 48-pass in the third quarter

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Clemson Football - Sammy Watkins runs into the end zone after catching a 48-pass in the third quarter

Honor Roll

Tony Steward: He made what is, so far, the play of his career - a fumble-causing sack that turned the game decisively in Clemson's favor.

Vic Beasley: The 'leather helmet' MVP, he picked up the Steward-caused fumble and cashed it in for a touchdown. He also contributed five tackles, one of the Tigers' five sacks, a tackle for loss and a PBU.

Tajh Boyd: On the day he became Clemson's all-time leader in passing yardage, he made big plays with his arm and feet when the Tigers needed them most. His final line: 30-of-44 for 334 yards, with TDs passing and rushing.

Adam Humphries: He was a go-to man in the passing game, with a career-high nine receptions, and also handled punt returns without a bobble.

Bradley Pinion: He continues to be a weapon with the ball at his foot. He averaged 43.4 yards on five punts and placed three inside the 20. On kickoffs, he was three of four on touchbacks.

Sammy Watkins: Another 100-yard receiving game - the 14th of his career - and another big-play touchdown.

Martavis Bryant: Two big catches for 48 yards, not counting the 48-yard TD that was called back by penalty.

Rod McDowell: He bounced back from his first-half fumble and outran the nation's rushing leader, with 91 yards on 18 carries.

Robert Smith: The first-year starting safety matched his career high with nine tackles, many times wrestling Andre Williams one-on-one.

Spencer Shuey: He shared the tackles lead with Smith, with nine, including two for a loss. He also had a near-pick PBU.

Stephone Anthony: He and Shuey led the way in gang-tackling Williams. His seven tackles included two tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks.

Quandon Christian: He made five tackles as the Tigers loaded up to stop the run.

Corey Crawford: He was constantly disruptive from the side opposite Beasley, getting pressure and notching 1.5 sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss, with two quarterback-pressures.

Korrin Wiggins: Playing mostly for injured Martin Jenkins at nickel, he nabbed the first interception of his career.

Grady Jarrett: Just one tackle, but he anchored a defensive line unit that Dabo Swinney said 'took over the game' in the second half.

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KIMOSAMI writes:

Vic is great, but Robert Smith got my vote in this game. He played great, I thought.

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