No. 2 Clemson tops Wake Forest 28-14 as Bryant injured

  • No. 2 Clemson tops Wake Forest 28-14 as Bryant injured

No. 2 Clemson tops Wake Forest 28-14 as Bryant injured

The Tigers scored on the opening drive of the game when Bryant connected with Deon Cain for a 28-yard touchdown just two minutes into the first quarter.

Showing Watson-esque toughness, Bryant briefly stayed in the game - and later tried to jog out the sprain on the sidelines. "We missed too many opportunities early, missed too many tackles, and when we play a team the caliber of Clemson, you aren't going to beat them". After the game, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said that Bryant's ankle was "nothing serious".

If Bryant is unable to play, Clemson will likely turn to backup quarterbacks Zerrick Cooper and Hunter Johnson, who both saw action late versus the Demon Deacons. Meanwhile true freshman Hunter Johnson completed all five of his throws for 42 yards and one touchdown - a 13-yard strike to junior tight end Cannon Smith.

Bryant was wearing a black walking boot on his left ankle after the game.

However, we have steadily tried to remind fans of how last year's team got off to an terrible start and the win over Miami giving them huge momentum to finish 10-3 on the season.

Clemson outgained the Demon Deacons 385-131 in the first half but led only 14-0.

After Clemson's defense forced a three-and-out on Wake Forest's first possession, the Tigers spread the ball around to three running backs and three receivers - they made it hard to key on anyone.

Clemson rolls into this game having just beaten Virginia Tech on the road in what was the Tigers' third victory against a Top 15 team this season. "Got the win so I'm, great", Bryant said with a smile.

Freshman running back Travis Etienne strolled in from the 1 two plays later.

It looked like a rout was on until Wake Forest made defensive and offensive adjustments to keep the score 14-0.

Clemson has a short week as it goes to Syracuse on Friday night.

"I think everyone's buying in, committing to the grind", Clemson linebacker Dorian O'Daniel said. Wake Forest failed on several key chances to make things closer as normally reliable Mike Weaver (he opened the season 10-of-10 on field goals) missed two against the Tigers.