Deshaun Watson added another unbelievable chapter to his already impressive college football career in Saturday’s win over Louisville.
With his team down eight points with 7:52 left in the game, after blowing an 18-point lead in the third quarter, Watson mounted a comeback that only he could orchestrate.
After bringing No. 3 Clemson within two points, Watson capped off an eight-play 85-yard drive with a 31-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Leggett to score that proved to be the game-winning touchdown.
“It felt like a movie” said Watson, “it was a cool experience and one of the best games I’ve ever been a part of.”
While Watson did go 20-of-31 for 306 yards and five touchdowns, his three turnovers were the only blemish on his game, leaving something to be desired.
“I would have blown the game away in the third quarter if I could have written the script…but at the end of the day it was a fun game” he said.
Watson is still looking for his first rushing touchdown of the season, but after attempting 14 rushes for 91 yards on Saturday night, his highest totals of the year, that should change in the weeks to come.
Part of Clemson’s rushing success was attributed to the offensive line finally beginning to gel. Even though they have been under fire for having a slow start, Watson doesn’t think they get enough credit.
Against Louisville, the Tigers averaged 6.5 yards per carry. They did not allow a sack and the Cardinals had just two tackles for loss.
“I think that they are not getting enough credit in helping run the ball and also pass protection,” said Watson, “they are the head of this offense.”
With Boston College waiting on the Tigers on Friday night, Watson’s leadership will play a vital role in making sure the younger players don’t get sucked in to the hype following a big win.
Watson still thinks his team can, and will improve as the season goes on.
“We have yet to play our best football on offense and defense,” he said.