On a record-setting day for Wake Forest punter Alex Kinal, the No, 1 Clemson Tigers took care of business with a dominant 33-13 victory over the Demon Deacons.
The Tigers out gained the Deacs 553-153, and thoroughly took care of an inferior opponent. Clemson moves to 11-0 with the victory, while Wake Forest falls to 3-8.
Heisman hopeful QB Deshaun Watson didn't have the best of days, throwing for 343 yards, 3 touchdowns, but had two bad interceptions as well.
The Demon Deacon rush defense held its own against a Clemson rushing attack that was without starting RB Wayne Gallman. The Tigers ran for 172 yards on 42 carries.
John Wolford led the Deacs with 91 yards on 12/20 passing with no TD's or INT's. Kendall Hinton came on in the second half and threw for 23 yards on 4/7 passing and a TD.
Backup quarterback Kendall Hinton had a great throw to Cortez Lewis for a 30-yard touchdown pass in the 4th quarter to cut the lead to 33-13 (Mike Weaver missed the extra point).
For Wake Forest fans the day was all about senior punter Alex Kinal. Already the Division I NCAA record holder for punts, Kinal continued his full out assault on the NCAA record book as he set the all division record for number of punts and total yards in a career.
In total, Kinal had 10 punts for 425 yards, including 5 inside the 20, and two downed at the 1-yard line. He also had a punt with a hangtime of near
Overall today went about like we had thought, Wake Forest tried hard, but were ultimately undone by a lack of talent and experience. Wake Forest will play Duke next weekend on Senior Day to complete its season. Clemson takes on in-state rival South Carolina, who suffered an embarrassing loss to FCS foe The Citadel today.