Noteworthy: Seven Tigers see first action against Bulldogs, including 4 more freshmen

14 players catch passes, 11 share in a dozen tackles for loss

Clemson football

Photo by Mark Crammer

Clemson football


Seven Tigers Make Debut: Seven scholarship players saw the first action of their careers against the Bulldogs. The group includes four more first-year freshmen - tight end Jordan Leggett, safety/nickel back Jayron Kearse, safety Jadar Johnson and wide receiver/kick returner T.J. Green.

Also playing for the first time were quarterback Chad Kelly, kicker Ammon Lakip and tight end Jay Jay McCullough.

Receivers Share The Wealth: Quarterbacks Tajh Boyd, Cole Stoudt, Chad Kelly and Nick Schuessler completed 36 of 51 passes to 14 different receivers. Redshirt freshman Germone Hopper and junior Adam Humphries caught six passes each, Martavis Bryant had four, and Charone Peake, Sammy Watkins and Jay Jay McCullough caught three each.

Stanton Seckinger, Mike Williams, and C.J. Davis each had two receptions, while D.J. Howard, Jordan Leggett, Matt Porter, Rod McDowell and T.J. Green each had one.

Hopper, McCullough, Williams, Davidson, Leggett and Green had the first receptions of their careers.

Tigers In The Backfield: Clemson defenders combined for a dozen tackles for loss and three sacks. Linebacker Kellen Jones led the team with two stops behind the line of scrimmage, while Stephone Anthony and Shaq Lawson were both credited with 1.5.

Robert Smith, Grady Jarrett, Corey Crawford, Garry Peters, Martin Aiken and Carlos Watkins had one each, and Taylor Watson and D.J. Reader were each credited with 0.5.

Jones, Smith and Anthony had sacks.

Quick Hits

- Clemson is now 27-0 against FCS opponents, including a 2-0 record against S.C. State.

- The Tigers rolled up 512 yards of total offense and had 95 offensive snaps. Clemson is now 65-0-1 when totaling at least 500 yards of total offense.

- A total of 82 players saw action for the Tigers.

- Cole Stoud's 19-of-20 (.950) passing performance set a school single-game percentage record, surpassing Woody Dantzler's 16-of-17 game against The Citadel in 2000. Danztler attended the game Saturday as an honorary captain.

- Tajh Boyd's school-record streak of games with a touchdown pass ended at 17.

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