No. 1 Clemson remains on upset alert, but after a productive third quarter, the Tigers have cut the Boston College advantage to two, trailing 28-26 as we head to the final 15 minutes of play. The Tigers came out of halftime with an impressive seven-play touchdown drive that was capped by a long DJ Uiagalelei run. The freshman quarterback has been outstanding in place of Trevor Lawrence, who tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week and remains out of the lineup until he has cleared ACC and Clemson protocol. Uiagalelei currently has 312 yards on 25-of-34 passing with three total touchdowns (two passing, one rushing).
The third quarter also saw the first real sign of resistance from Clemson’s defense, which allowed at least one touchdown in each of the first two quarters before keeping the Eagles scoreless in the third. But Boston College will not go away, and quarterback Phil Jurkovec remains a huge factor in this game with his ability to pick apart a banged-up Clemson defense with his arm. The Eagles entered the game with one of the top passing attacks in the country and he’s done a good job of pushing the ball down the field while under pressure from the Tigers’ defensive front. It seems like Uiagalelei and Travis Etienne, who broke the ACC career rushing record in the third quarter, are grooving, but keeping Jurkovec contained in the fourth quarter will be the key to escaping this upset scare on Halloween.
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