The sophomore running back played only one drive in the second half and still finished with 167 yards and three touchdowns. Etienne is entering the Heisman conversation with his recent play.
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The senior running back is known as more of a bruiser, but he showed off his speed with a 64-yard touchdown run Saturday. Choice finished with 128 yards and a touchdown.
The freshman back had the best game of his young career with 163 yards and two scores. Dixon had touchdown runs of 65 and 52 yards as Clemson had three running backs rush for more than 100 yards.
Clemson had 12 tackles for loss with Lamar recording a pair of sacks. Clemson’s front seven was in the backfield all afternoon.
Clemson was 5-for-15 on third down, which will need to be cleaned up when the Tigers get back from the bye week. That was the one area Clemson coach Dabo Swinney was disappointed with.
Clemson running back Tavien Feaster did not get to participate much in the historic rushing effort. Feaster was injured in the first half and finished with only four yards.
Wake Forest passing game
The Demon Deacons completed only 7 of 27 passes for 74 yards with an interception. Wake Forest didn’t get receivers open often, but when they did Sam Hartman and Kendall Hinton struggled to find them.
Wake Forest offensive line
The Demon Deacons had three rushing yards in the first half and got no push up front until late in the game when the Tigers had several backups in.