After taking control of the game with Dorian O’Daniel’s pick-six, Clemson blew the game open on the ensuing possession. A 1-yard touchdown run up the middle by Kelly Bryant, his third total score of the game and second on the ground, pushed the Tigers’ lead to 33-7 with 2:16 remaining in the third quarter.
It was an 11-play, 66-yard drive for Clemson that took 5:14 off of the clock. Tavien Feaster rushed four times for 46 yards on the drive.
At the time of the score, Bryant was 21-of-31 passing for 281 yards and a touchdown pass with 25 yards and two touchdowns rushing.
Following Bryant’s score, Lamar Jackson answered with a 36-yard touchdown pass to Jaylon Smith that cut the Cardinals’ deficit to 33-14 at the 13:45 mark of the fourth quarter.