The Charlotte 49ers get set to take on top ranked Clemson. Can’t get the ACC Network, no problem. Get all the updates right here as they happen. Just keep checking back.
No Justyn Ross tonight, being held out for precautionary reasons (hip)
Charlotte on offense first
Niners go 3 and out on their first series
Second play from scrimmage, Lawrence to Higgins 58 yard TD
Nothing wrong with that throw, Tigers and ETN get away with a fumble on games first play
Clemson 7 Charlotte 0
Niners having success on the ground in second possession. They have crossed midfield
K’Von Wallace with the pick 6! 66 yard return
Clemson 14 Charlotte 0
Tigers force another 3 & out and punt, CU takes over at own 38
Tigers drive down to 49ers 3 yard line but can not punch it in, 22 yd FG BT Potter
Clemson 17 Charlotte 0, 5:03 1st Qtr
Niners can not pick up a 1st down and punt, Clemson ball at CU 40
Quarter number one ends with Clemson driving. The Tigers will have it 1st & Goal from the 2 when the 2nd qtr begins
Tigers had 162 total yards to the 49ers 56, all coming on the ground
TOUCHDOWN TIGERS! Lawrence hits Cornell Powell on a little out route
Clemson 24 Charlotte 0, 14:56 2nd Qtr
49ers with a 4th & 3 from their own 48 and KJ Henry bats the pass down, Tigers hold
Charlotte has been able to find some running. They are picking up almost 6 yards per carry so far. Benny LeMay has 9 carries for 63 yards
Chase Brice now in the game 12:07 to go 2nd qtr
And we get a Will Swinney appearance early 2nd qtr
TOUCHDOWN TIGERS! Travis Etienne with a 2 yard TD run!
His 41st career rushing TD, second most in school history
Clemson 31 Charlotte 0, 8:31 2nd Qtr
Niners RB Benny LeMay is running all over this D. 10 carries 78 yards so far.
Niners have driven down to the Tiger 7 yard line… 4:36 left until the half
Tigers keep them out the end zone and force the 24 yd FG
This is the seasons 4th game and it is still odd seeing the 3 man fronts
Clemson 31 Charlotte 3, 4:27 2nd Qtr
Chase Brice still in the game so assuming Lawrence’s night is done. He went 7-9 for 94 yards, with 2 TD throws
TOUCHDOWN TIGERS! Lyn J Dixon soars in from 1 yard out, as he flips into the end zone!
The Tiger is already starting to struggle a little doing all those push ups!
Clemson 38 Charlotte 3, 1:24 2nd Qtr
And we head to the half with the Tigers rolling. They scored on all 5 possessions of the first half. Dabo unhappy with the run defense.
First half stats
Tigers with 251 total yards, 128 on the ground and 123 in the air.
Niners with 135 total yards, 115 on the ground (6.1 yards per carry) and just 20 through the air.
Clemson- Tigers 4-5 on 3rd down, Charlotte just 1-7
Lawrence 7-9 94 Yards 2 TD, Brice 3-4 29 Yards
Etienne 11 carries 81 yards, Dixon 8 carries 58 yards
Joe Ngata 2 Rec 25 Yards
Charlotte- Reynolds 3-12 20 Yards
Benny LeMay 13 carries 79 Yds
Tigers receive 2nd half kickoff and go 3 & out. Punt is downed at the 49er 1 yard line
Tigers force another 3 and out with the help of two Charlotte penalties
Tigers take over 1st down at CU 35 10:50 3rd Qtr
TOUCHDOWN TIGERS! 37 yd pass from Brice to Ngata! Beautiful throw there!
Clemson 45 Charlotte 3 9:51 3rd Qtr
Will Swinney muffs a punt, 49ers ball at CU 12 5:43 3rd Qtr
QB Chris Reynolds scores on the QB keeper from 8 yards out
Clemson 45 Charlotte 10 4:53 3rd Qtr
Taisun Phommachanh now in at QB, we shall call him “Puma”
Puma has a 2nd down pass picked off, defender just jumped the route
49er ball at their own 28 1:56 3rd Qtr
Bret Kean in at QB for Charlotte
End of 3rd quarter
Tigers force a punt and take over at their own 21
Teams have now traded punts and the Tigers have the ball 1st down at the CU 35 7:34 left
And we have a Drew Swinney sighting!
TOUCHDOWN TIGERS!! Michael Dukes with the 27 yd TD run!
Clemson 52 Charlotte 10, 6:12 4th Qtr
Ben Batson in at QB for Clemson, 1:37 to go
Patrick McClure in at QB for Clemson
Ballgame!! TIGERS WIN!!
Clemson 52 Charlotte 10 Final