Third ranked Clemson (6-0, 3-0 ACC) has had some close calls in visits to Boston College since 2006 but not on this Friday night. The Tigers dominated three of the four quarters and rolled to a 56-10 win in front of 44,500 fans at Alumni Stadium.
Deshaun Watson, coming off a five touchdown, three interception performance in last weekend’s win over Louisville, had four touchdown passes and no picks against the Eagles. Two of the touchdown passes went to Deon Cain and the others were to Mike Williams and Jordan Leggett. Wayne Gallman also had a 59 yard scoring run, Tavien Feaster a 45 yard jaunt for a score, and Mark Fields a 42 yard pass interception return for a touchdown.
The Tigers finished with 499 total yards.
Clemson’s defense also came up with big plays twice keeping Boston College out of the end zone when the Eagles were on the verge of scoring. Early in the game BC recovered a Ray-Ray McCloud fumbled punt at the Clemson nine but could only manage a field goal. And in the second quarter the Eagles drove to the Clemson one. Twice quarterback Patrick Towles was stopped on fourth down, a penalty on Clemson wiping out the first denial.
Clemson continues several impressive winning streaks with the victory. The Tigers have won 20 straight regular season games, 12 straight ACC games and eight straight road games on opponents’ home fields tying the school record. And it’s the fourth time under Dabo Swinney the Tigers have started 6-0.
The Tigers return to Death Valley next Saturday for a Noon game against NC State.
Clemson postgame interviews:
Dabo Swinney postgame opening comments
Dabo Swinney on why winning at BC always is special to him