Tigers strike early to take down Deacons

By Scott Adamson
Courtesy The Journal

CLEMSON — The Clemson offense did what was necessary and its defense shut down Wake Forest until the outcome was settled as the No. 2 Tigers (6-0, 4-0 ACC) whipped the Demon Deacons (4-2, 1-2) 28-14 on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.

“I’m happy with the win,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said. “Wake Forest was a tough team to get ready for because they’re so deep and talented. I just like how we got ready throughout the week’s preparations, and we were locked in today and got off to a good start. One side of the ball was always there to pick the other ones up. We got control of the game early.”

Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant exited the homecoming game with a limp after guiding his

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