Strong 2nd half after slow start helps Clemson pull away

Clemson RB Jay Hayes scores in the 2nd half Saturday Photo credit Ken Ruinard- USA Today Sports

Clemson Football playing a rare 2nd game in the same week, overcame a slow start Saturday to pull away from in-state challenger Charleston Southern.

Clemson led just 24-17 going into the halftime break. The Tigers outscored Charleston Southern 42-0 after the break to win 66-17. The Clemson Defense held the Buccaneers to just 4 1st downs and 74 total yards.

Clemson had over 650 total yards, just over 400 of those were through the air and the Tigers ran for nearly 275 yards. Running Back Phil Mafah had two TD runs on the day. In-state product WR Antonio Williams had 2 TD catches. former Greenville High star Josh Sapp had a TD catch for Clemson, as well.

Clemson is 1-1 on the season, they host Florida Atlantic under the lights at Death Valley this Saturday night.

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