No. 1 Clemson Tigers Cruise to Victory Over No. 7 Miami Hurricanes 42-17
By David Villavicencio, Hurricane Sports // October 11, 2020
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ABOVE VIDEO: The Clemson Tigers improved to 4-0 on the 2020 season, defeating the Miami Hurricanes 42-17 in Death Valley.
CLEMSON, SOUTH CAROLINA (Miami Hurricanes) – The Miami Hurricanes are tied for the most wins over a top-ranked team in FBS history, but they were unable to break that tie on Saturday night.
The No. 7 Canes (3-1, 2-1 ACC) dropped their first game of the season, falling to No. 1 Clemson (4-0, 3-0 ACC), 42-17, inside Clemson Memorial Stadium.
Miami was flagged 15 times for 135 yards on Saturday night, but a pivotal penalty on Clemson’s opening drive shifted momentum in a big way early in the game.
On fourth-and-1 from the UM 39, Miami defensive end Quincy Roche dropped into coverage and broke up a pass that seemingly had the Hurricanes defense off the field. But Roche was flagged for lining up offsides and the penalty gave Clemson a fresh set of downs. Two plays later, quarterback Trevor Lawrence connected with Braden Galloway for a 24-yard touchdown that gave Clemson a 7-0 lead.
Another Miami penalty on Clemson’s next possession was a big blow for the Hurricanes and gave the Tigers new life on a drive
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