Clemson Football Spring Game: Full Highlights, Stats, Analysis

CLEMSON, SC - OCTOBER 28: Teammates Milan Richard
CLEMSON, SC - OCTOBER 28: Teammates Milan Richard /

The Clemson football team held its final session of the spring. Here’s the final stats, full highlights, and our analysis from the spring game Saturday.

The orange team defeated the white team 28-17 in Clemson football’s spring game Saturday in Death Valley.

The eyes of the nation were on the Tigers as ESPN provided live coverage of the game and it proved to be a great day.

Here’s a look at some notable stats from the scrimmage, the full highlights, and our analysis from what will be the final time we see the Tigers in pads until fall camp.

Full Highlights:


PASSING- Trevor Lawrence 11-16 for 122 yards, 1 TD; Hunter Johnson 8-14 for 85 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT; Kelly Bryant 8-15 for 35 yards.

RUSHING- Travis Etienne 8-42 for 1 TD.

RECEIVING- Tee Higgins 4-118 and 2 TD; Trevion Thompson 4-76; Diondre Overton 3-71, 1 TD.


When I watch the game, I did see that there were some holes in the secondary. That being said, they did force four interceptions.

The main place that the secondary seems to be struggling is in one-on-one coverage. Tee Higgins just absolutely destroyed his man when he played.

Now, that may be saying more about Tee Higgins than it does about the Clemson football secondary.

Higgins, in my opinion, proved that he’s going to be just fine taking over that boundary spot. I think he will take strides way ahead of what Deon Cain was able to do last year.

At quarterback, we didn’t see much of Kelly Bryant and I think that’s by design. Bryant missed on a couple of throws that he needs to hit.

Behind him, though, freshman Trevor Lawrence brought the house down. When he throws the ball, it just has a zip to it. Just from seeing the spring game, I don’t think Lawrence is coming to Clemson to warm the bench in 2018.

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It will be interesting to see how these guys work to get better in the summer before we see them in fall camp this August.