Clemson Football took #4 Florida State to overtime Saturday but fell 31-24.
Clemson received the opening kickoff and converted the first down with a pass to Beaux Collins. The couldn’t convert their second series and the Tigers punted.
The Seminoles converted two first downs but couldn’t convert the third, and they punted on their first possession as well.
Collins made a great one handed catch to convert a first down. A personal foul on the next play gave Clemson more yards, but the drive stalled around midfield. The Tigers tried to pull the Seminoles offsides but ended up calling a timeout. They still went for it and converted.
A pass interference call on Clemson put the Tigers in a 1st and 25 situation. A Will Shipley reception made up most of the yardage, and Tyler Brown caught a 23-yard pass for a first down.
Clemson again put themselves in a bad spot with a false start by Blake Miller. Shipley again put them in a third and manageable but they couldn’t convert this time and Jonathan Weitz made the 30-yard field goal. Clemson led 3-0.
Jeremiah Trotter sacked FSU quarterback Jordan Travis on the next series to force the Seminoles into a punt as the first quarter ended.
Clemson drove quickly into the red zone, but Brown was injured making a great catch.
After two runs with goal to go, the Nikes were flagged for holding on third down. Klubnik snuck the ball in from there and Clemson took a 10-0 lead.
The Seminoles went for it on 4th and 1 on their next possession and Travis just made it across the line to gain. The continued the drive and finished with a touchdown pass to Keon Coleman. Clemson led 10-7.
Troy Stellato had a couple key receptions on the next drive before Klubnik hit Briningstool for a 33-yard reception to get into the red zone. Shipley caught a touchdown pass and Clemson took a 17-7 lead with a little over two minutes left in the half.
FSU drove quickly into scoring position, assisted by a pass interference call against Sheridan Jones. Jordan Travis snuck the ball in to return the Seminoles to within three. Clemson led 17-14 as the first half ended.
FSU started the second half with a big pass reception to get into Clemson territory. The Noles went for it on 4th down but were penalized for an illegal formation. They settled for the field goal to tie the game at 17-17.
Clemson could not sustain a drive and were forced to punt. FSU likewise could not drive the ball and punted.
As expected, a critical mistake by Clemson Football was the difference in the game
Clemson drove into Florida State territory. A face mask penalty on the Noles pushed the ball into the red zone. Shipley got his first rushing touchdown of the season to put Clemson back ahead 24-17.
Clemson got the ball back and Phil Mafah moved the ball downfield on a big run, but it was all for not as FSU sacked Klubnik, who fumbled. The Seminoles returned the fumble for a touchdown and tied the game 24-24.
Both teams had trouble mounting consistent drives from that point. Clemson drove into FSU territory and Weitz attempted to take the lead, but he missed.
FSU attempted to drive into field goal range but was unsuccessful on a fourth down attempt, and the game went into overtime.
Florida State took the first possession. Coleman caught a touchdown on their second play to lead 31-24.
Clemson could not convert on four downs on their attempt and the Seminoles won 31-24.