Clemson held their first major scrimmage of the pre-season camp this morning at Death Valley. The scrimmage was closed to the public.
What did Dabo Swinney think? Based on his comments the Tigers’ head coach was very upbeat over what he saw.
Here’s the scrimmage report from Clemson Sports Information:
As was the case the previous two practices, starting offensive tackle Isaiah Battle missed the scrimmage with an ankle injury that is not serious. It gave Swinney an opportunity to see his offensive linemen in more than one position.
Defensively, the front seven was very impressive. Grady Jarrett had two sacks and red-shirt freshman defensive tackle Scott Pagano had a team-high three tackles for loss.
As Swinney stated, the offense got off to a good start, driving 13 plays for 70 yards and a score. The drive ended with a five-yard scoring pass from Stoudt to Leggett. For the day, Stoudt and Watson had two passing touchdowns apiece. The four touchdown receptions were scored by Brooks, Germone Hopper, Leggett and Kyrin Priester.
Wayne Gallman had the only rushing touchdown on a one-yard run. C.J. Davidson was the leading rusher with 25 yards, while Howard added 21 yards. Nine different receivers caught passes, led by three for Hopper and three for tight end Jay Jay McCullough.
Battle, Travis Blanks, Sam Cooper, Tyshon Dye, Kellen Jones, Shaq Lawson and Charone Peake were all held out of the scrimmage due to injury.
The Tigers will take Sunday off and return for two practices Monday.