The Wake Forest Demon Deacons were unable to knock off the Clemson Tigers this week and fell by a final score of 33-13. It was an absolute blowout from start to finish and Wake Forest head coach Dave Clawson didn’t feel like the Tigers played the game the right way by leaving star quarterback Deshaun Watson in late in the game.
He made it clear that he believes the Tigers were trying to run up the score and he expressed that fact to the media.
“I’ve got no comment on that,” Clawson said. “I have no comment. They make a decision that is best for their program. It’s our job to defend them. I think it was obvious to everybody what they were trying to do, and we were successful that they tried to do it and we stopped them. So that’s a win at the end because they were — everyone knows what was going on.”
Dabo Swinney was definitely trying to run the score up a bit to make a point and stay on top of the College Football Playoff rankings. Leaving Watson in was a bit classless, but most schools in Clemson’s position would have done the exact same thing.
Clemson is expecting Watson to be a Heisman candidate at the end of the season. He has put up big numbers this season and is only a sophomore which gives the Tigers even more excitement for next season to see what kind of improvements he is able to make on top of what he already has.
Watson has completed 70.1 percent of his passes this season for 2944 yards, 26 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
Expect to see him continue powering his Clemson team to victories and to be a Heisman candidate over the next couple of weeks.
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