Clemson’s defense continues to dominate the game with Da’Quan Bowers getting two more sacks in the quarter. That’s nine straight games with a sack by Bowers, a Clemson record. Wake Forest has just 21 yards in the quarter while Clemson goes for 135 in the quarter capped off by a big scoring play at the end.
- Tigers avoid a potential problem after Wake recovers a fumbled punt by Marcus Gilchrist at the Wake 46. The Tiger defense does not bend and forces a punt.
- Clemson puts together its second scoring drive sparked by a 39 yard catch and run by Jaron Brown down to the Wake 13. But once again inside the red zone the Tiger offense sputters and Cantanzaro kicks a 22 yard field goal with 8:06 left in the half. Scoring Drive: 9 plays, 63 yards, 4:17 Clemson 6-Wake Forest 0.
- While the Clemson defense denies Wake Forest on every front, the Clemson offense finally gets in the end zone to give the Tigers some breathing room. Kyle Parker hits Brown on a 40 yard touchdown pass. Brown makes a sensational catch on the right side of the end zone against excellent coverage. The Tigers lead 13-0 with :46 left in the half and will take that lead into halftime. Scoring Drive: 4 plays, 56 yards, :39 Clemson 13-Wake Forest 0.