Troy started the fourth quarter on the Clemson 34 yard line. The Trojans moved the ball all the way to the Tigers one yard line where they faced a third and goal. The Clemson defense answered the bell, forcing a two yard loss on the rushing attempt and Troy ended up with just a field goal. The kick cut the Clemson lead to 26-19 with 11:20 left in the game.
Clemson didn’t waste any time on its next possession. Freshman Mike Bellamy scrambled 75 yards for a touchdown on first down. Talk about making the most out of his first carry. Bellamy showed off the speed that made him one of the top recruits in Florida last year. The touchdown put Clemson up 33-19 with just over 11 minutes to play.
Tajh Boyd was a different player in the second half for Clemson. At one point he completed 13 straight passes. The long completion to Dwayne Allen in the third quarter for a touchdown seemed to get in dialed in. The Tigers fans that were booing at the end of the first half were on their feet by the end of the game.
The Tigers would add another 45 yard field goal from Chandler Catanzaro and a one yard touchdown run by reserve running back D.J. Howard and the route was on.
FINAL SCORE: CLEMSON 43, TROY 19.