The Clemson football team defeated the Ohio State Buckeyes Saturday night in the Fiesta Bowl. Here’s a look at five underrated moments from the victory.
The Clemson football team came away with a thrilling 29-23 victory over the Ohio State Buckeyes Saturday night in the Fiesta Bowl.
Though the Tigers struggled out of the gate, falling behind 16-0, they never gave up and continued to fight.
We’ve heard analysts talk extensively over the course of the last few days about the big plays- such as Trevor Lawrence’s 67-yard touchdown run, the ‘jump-pass’ to take the lead, and Nolan Turner’s game-winning interception- but let’s take a look at five of the most underrated moments of the night for Clemson.
5. Baylon Spector’s sacks
Baylon Spector was inserted into the game for Clemson to provide more speed for the Tigers. He was used primarily as a QB spy and a way for the Tigers to still have size on the field with more mobile bodies.
He came through with two big sacks- the first two of his career- in key moments to keep the Tiger defense going.
Spector’s first sack came on the possession following Clemson taking the lead. The Tigers were up 21-16 when he came away with a sack on a 3rd down and 8 for Ohio State. Spector later added one in the fourth quarter.
Though these weren’t huge momentum-shifters, they were plays that kept the Tigers in the game and that’s a testament to Spector’s performance Saturday evening.