Isaiah Simmons was all over the field Monday night against that prolific LSU offense.
He finished the night with seven total tackles, two tackles for loss and two pass deflections. Simmons did an excellent job getting in on plays even when LSU went away from him and he created pressure on Joe Burrow.
Tee Higgins’ reverse TD
One of the brightest moments of the night for Clemson football came on a reverse that resulted in Tee Higgins sprinting down the sideline, bulldozing a defender on his way into the end zone.
That score actually put Clemson up 17-7 in the second half and the Tigers had all the momentum. It was a great call and was executed perfectly.
Just like Etienne, Braden Galloway was vastly underutilized.
Galloway caught two passes for 60 yards and was a major mismatch for those LSU linebackers on those two receptions.
Unfortunately, the Tigers didn’t do anything to try and get the ball back to him over the middle in the second half and he went silent.
The only play Clemson football fans remember from Nolan Turner in this game was the pass deflection that likely should’ve been a pick-six.
Though Turner couldn’t come away with that play, he did lead the Tigers in tackles with 10 total. He did an excellent job finishing off plays and, honestly, probably played one of the best games of his career in terms of coverage and run-support.