The Tigers went right down the field on their first drive of the second half to take a 35-3 lead. Clemson traveled 89 yards on seven plays in 2:30.
The Tigers were well balanced over the course of the drive. Bryant completed an out pass to Milan Richard for a 44-yard gain as well as a strike to Thompson on a comeback rout for 14 yards. C.J. Fuller carried the ball five times and scored on a 2-yard touchdown run following a Kent State pass interference in the end zone.