It didn’t take long for this game to be out of reach as Clemson football raced out to a big lead and never looked back against Boston College.
Clemson was an overwhelming favorite against Boston College on Saturday but this dominance had fans feeling that the Tigers of last season have been awoken.
For the third straight game, Clemson ran an opponent off the field completely and Boston College didn’t have any answers, especially behind the arm of a backup quarterback.
What’d we learn from the Tigers’ blowout win?
3. Defense is better than advertised
I know, it was only Boston College, so this blowout can be taken with a grain of salt, but the pure dominance by the Tigers on Saturday afternoon was impressive.
Not only did Clemson add a defensive touchdown in the second half when up 38-7 showing that it wasn’t going to let up with a big lead, but it kept the Eagles in check all night long. Backup quarterback Dennis Grosel, who is filling in for an injured starter, was completely frazzled all afternoon long, completing just 3-of-14 passes for 53 yards.
On top of that, the Tigers held All-ACC talent AJ Dillon in check with 85 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries.
There are more than a handful of offenses better than Boston College’s in the ACC, but Clemson was suffocating all night long.