Deacs Force Four Turnovers in Loss to No. 1 Clemson
Brad Watson picked off his second pass of the year.
Nov. 21, 2015

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Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeFB)

CLEMSON, S.C. -- Wake Forest forced four turnovers, but it was not enough as No. 1-ranked Clemson earned a 33-13 victory inside Memorial Stadium on Saturday evening.

Brad Watson intercepted his second pass of the season, while Hunter Williams and Chris Calhoun each recorded the first of their careers. Teddy Matthews also recovered a fumble on special teams for Wake Forest (3-8, 1-6).

But Clemson (11-0, 8-0 ACC) compiled 552 total yards on offense and put up 20 first-quarter points en route to the victory.

Deshaun Watson was part of all four of the Tigers' touchdowns. He scored on a 3-yard run early in the first quarter, then found Charone Peake and Deon Cain on passes of 44 and 11 yards, respectively.

The Demon Deacons got on the board after Williams returned his interception to the Clemson 11-yard-line, with Kendall Hinton scrambling for an 8-yard touchdown rush, his seventh of 2015.

Clemson scored the next 13 points to take a 33-7 lead. First, Watson connected with Germone Hopper on a 47-yard completion. Then, Greg Huegel connected on field goals of 40 and 36 yards.

Wake Forest closed out the scoring in the fourth quarter, when Hinton found Cortez Lewis streaking down the right sideline for a 30-yard touchdown.

The Deacs and Tigers each scored 13 points after the conclusion of the first quarter.

Brandon Chubb led the defense with 11 tackles, posting his 11th-career double-digit tackle game, and his fifth of this season.

Ryan Janvion and Brad Watson recorded nine tackles apiece, while Dionte Austin added eight and Zach Dancel made seven.

TACKLE MACHINE
Brandon Chubb now has 315 career tackles, and passed Lamont Scales' (1989-92) 311 tackles for 12th place in school history.
• The redshirt senior linebacker is now four tackles away from recording 100 for the second consecutive season.

CAREER RECORD
• Punter Alexander Kinal broke the NCAA career record for punting yards.
• He now has 13,911 career punting yards, surpassing the previous record held by Nick Harris of Cal (1997-2000) at 13,621 yards. • Kinal placed two of his punts at the Clemson 1-yard-line.

ON DECK
• Wake Forest wraps up the 2015 season at home on Nov. 28, playing host to Duke at 12:30 p.m. on the ACC Network.

 

 

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