D.J. Reader's opening-game performance was nothing to write home about.
And Martin Jenkins' opener ended almost before it started.
Both Tigers made amends on Saturday with a play that helped turned Clemson's 52-13 victory over South Carolina State from a nail-biter into a romp.
Reader, who logged just eight snaps against Georgia, was in on the action early in the first half, and mid-way through, with Clemson leading 10-0 but looking sluggish, broke through the line on a first-and-15 play from the 20 and got pressure on Bulldogs' quarterback Richard Cue.
Cue's pass sailed inelegantly into the waiting arms of Jenkins, alone near midfield. Jenkins, who missed most of the Georgia game with a shoulder injury, returned the interception 52 yards for a touchdown.
After some starts-and-stops and zigs-and-zags, and aided by a couple of missed tackles by the S.C. State offense, Martin stood in the end zone, being congratulated by his teammates for his first career interception and touchdown, and the Tigers led 17-0.
A similar play later in the first half turned Clemson's stroll into a roll, as linebacker Quandon Christian deflected a pass by Cue, and cornerback Darius Robinson picked off the pass and returned it 35 yards for a another touchdown.
It marked the first time in Clemson history that the Tigers have returned two interceptions for touchdowns in a game.