Georgia State took the ball to start the game. The Panthers picked up one first down before they punted.
Clemson took over on its own 21 yard line after the punt. The Tigers picked up one first down, but they punted three plays later from their own 37.
Georgia State took over on its 19 after the punt. The Tigers forced a three and out and the Panthers punted it right back.
Clemson took over on the Panthers 49 yard line after the punt. The Tigers took a shot deep, but Cole Soudt’s pass was intercepted on the six yard line. It defected off Jordan Leggett’s hands and wasn’t necessarily a bad throw.
Georgia State did nothing on three plays and punted from its own end zone. It was another short punt and Clemson took over on the Panthers 30.
Clemson took advantage of the great field position. The Tigers moved quickly into the red zone and scored the game’s first touchdown, a three yard run by Tyshon Dye. It was Dye’s first career touchdown. 5-30-1:30 on the drive for the Tigers. That made it 7-0 Clemson with 6:05 left in the first quarter.
Georgia State started its next drive on its own 32. The Panthers moved the ball to the Clemson 27, but the promising drive ended on an interception. Korrin Wiggins intercepted it for the Tigers and after a 37 yard return and a 15 yard penalty for a late hit; Clemson took over on the Panthers 26.
Clemson only needed four plays to find paydirt again. The Tigers went up 14-0 when Tyshon Dye scored his second touchdown of the game, this one from six yards out. The drive covered 26 yards in four plays and took 1:32 off the clock. 14-0 Clemson with 1:03 to play in the first quarter.
Georgia State took the ball on the 25 to start its next drive. The Panthers had a first down on the 36 when the quarter ended.
First quarter score: Clemson 14-0.