Clemson started the fourth quarter with a 3rd-10 from their own three yard line. The third down pass was incomplete and they were forced to punt.
Wake Forest took over on its own 47 after a 58 yard punt. Wake Forest picked up a first down on a targeting penalty on Robert Smith. Smith was ejected. That moved the ball into Clemson’s side of the field. A nice run moved it to the Tigers 22. Wake drove to the Clemson 12 before the drive stalled. They settled for a field goal that tied the game at 20 with 11:08 to play. Drive summary: 7-40-3:36
Clemson started its next drive on its own 32. It took them one play to find pay dirt on a 68 yard touchdown pass from Stoudt to Scott. That made it 27-20 Clemson with 10:53 left.
Wake Forest started its next drive on its own 25. The Deacons didn’t move a yard and punted three plays later.
Clemson took over on its own 28. The Tigers went to work and extended the lead with a touchdown. The drive went 72 yards in nine plays and took 3:55. It was capped by a 30 yard touchdown by Wayne Gallman. That made it 34-20 Tigers with 6:36 to play.
Wake Forest started its next drive on its own 25. The Deacons lost 18 yards in three plays and punted from their own five.
Clemson went into clock bleeding mode on its next drive. The Tigers drove to the Wake 35 before they turned it over on downs with 3:34 to play.
Wake Forest went nowhere on its next possession and gave it back to Clemson on downs with 2:38 left in the game. Clemson took over on the Wake 32. The Tigers drove to the 23 before they gave it back on downs with: 57 left.
Wake ran out the clock.