By throwing for a 23-yard scoring pass in the second quarter, Ford, a senior receiver, became the second player in Clemson history to account for a touchdown five different ways: passing, receiving, pass receiving, rushing, kickoff return and punt return. The other is C.J. Spiller.
With Kyle Parker exiting early in the third quarter and Spiller getting only five carries on the day, Willy Korn, Andre Ellington and Jamie Harper took advantage of their opportunities. Korn passed and ran for touchdowns, Ellington had a 55-yard scoring run, Harper busted out for 76 yards and a touchdown.
The game ended early enough for everyone to get home in time to trick-or-treat.
The Chants had the ball six times in the first half and never crossed midfield. They got as far as their own 47, but quarterback Jamie Childers threw an interception. They finally broke past the 50 in their fourth-quarter field-goal drive against the Clemson subs.
Clemson fans, who got soaked ’t been able to enjoy a totally sunny game day all season. On the bright side, sales of orange rain ponchos are way up.