Here is a quick summary of the 1st quarter action between 9th ranked Clemson and Wake Forest at Death Valley:
After forcing Wake Forest to punt on its opening possession of the game, Clemson took over on its own 20 and quickly worked down the field into the end zone for a score. Andre Ellington capped the drive with a four yard touchdown. The drive covered 80 yards in ten plays and took 3:35 seconds off the clock.
The Demon Deacons didn’t waste any time notching the equalizer. Wake sliced the Tiger defense with a series of intermediate passes to move the ball 73 yards for the game tying touchdown. Former T.L. Hanna standout Cameron Ford caught a three yard touchdown pass to cap the score. The drive was 12 plays long and took 4:40 off the clock. It tied the game a seven with: 53 seconds left in the quarter.
The quarter ended with Clemson facing a third and five from its own 45 yard line.
First quarter score: Clemson 7, Wake Forest 7