It started with a couple of touchdown passes from Deshaun Watson to Deon Cain. Then, the running backs played their part, with Tyshon Dye scoring on a long run and Tavien Feaster scoring on a short one.
Clemson began the second half against Boston College on Friday night with an 18-point lead, and after scoring on four of five possessions after halftime, the Tigers ended the game with a 46-point, 56-10 victory.
In a way, how Clemson finished the game epitomizes the theme of the season for the team: “Finish with no regrets.”
After coming up just short in the national championship game against Alabama, that motto has defined the motivation Clemson has to get back to the top of the college football totem pole and finish there.
On Friday, Clemson certainly finished with no regrets offensively – or on either side of the ball, for that matter.
And in the process, the Tigers sealed the win, left no doubts about the outcome and got one step closer to the ultimate goal.
“The biggest thing for us is finish with no regrets, so I know that we’ve been playing with a chip on our shoulders,” Clemson receiver Artavis Scott said after the game. “It was tough losing in Arizona last year, so that’s our motivation to get back there and try to win it. So, everything we do, we approach a lot of things differently than we did last year.”
Clemson’s offense is in midseason form heading into a Week 7 matchup with N.C. State at home. Like last season, the Tigers have overcome a slow start offensively and are beginning to play their best football.
Last year, Clemson finished the season with 11 straight games of 500 yards or more of offense. That’s the way Clemson would like to finish this season, playing at peak performance when it matters most.
But right now, the Tigers aren’t worried about that, only concerned with the next opponent standing in the way of what they hope to accomplish at the end.
“It’s a one-game season. So, you can’t look ahead,” Scott said. “You look ahead, and that’s when you’re liable to get beat. So, we want to look at every game as one step closer to our mission. The next game is the biggest game for us.”