In a game where little went right for the Tigers, there were some individual performances worth noting:
Sammy Watkins: He carried the load for the Tigers when it was still a game, and finished with eight catches for 68 yards and a touchdown - his fifth of the season and 20th of his career.
Rod McDowell: He ran hard and averaged nearly six yards per carry (11 for 61).
Adam Humphries: His 45-yard punt return was one of Clemson's few highlights, and was the Tigers' longest return of the season.
Spencer Shuey: He finished with a game-high 11 tackles, including one for loss, and shrugged off a first-half injury.
Robert Smith: It's a rarely a good thing when a safety leads the team in tackles, but he matched Shuey with 11 and was solid in coverage. His tackles total was a career high.
Bashaud Breeland: His first-half interception gave the Tigers their best chance to make a game of it, but he sat out most of the second half after being ejected for a hit to the head on Jameis Winston.
Bradley Pinion: With the game still undecided, he did his job by pinning the Seminoles deep.
Cole Stoudt: He directed the Tigers' late-game touchdown drive and scored on a two-yard run.
Mike Williams: His 18-yard catch set up Clemson's first-half touchdown.
Corey Crawford: He had a sack and a pair of PBUs.
Stephone Anthony: He made five tackles and had a sack for a 10-yard loss.