Following second-ranked Clemson’s gritty, Atlantic Division, win over Boston College on Saturday in Death Valley, The Clemson Insider gave out helmet stickers to individual performers who played a significant role in the victory.
Specialists generally stay out of the spotlight and rarely receive attention unless they commit a grave mistake. However, in a game that relied heavily on field position, redshirt-freshman punter Will Spiers played a pivotal role in the Tiger win.
The Cameron, S.C., native furthered his status as an elite punter in the FBS with another solid day. Spiers punted six times for 289 yards average 48.2 yards per punt. He had three punts greater than 50 yards and a long of 53.
The redshirt-junior linebacker was all over the field tonight for the Clemson defense. Joseph led the way for the Clemson defense in a stingy performance in which the Eagles walked away with a mere 238 yards total offense. He amassed a team-high 12 tackles, including one tackle-for-loss.
Renfrow continued to prove himself as Kelly Bryant’s most reliable target, extending drives for a Clemson offense that struggled to gain momentum. The junior wide receiver tallied up eight receptions for 53 yards and a long of 25. What is most impressive is the importance of those receptions as four-of-six catches resulted in a Tiger first down.
Coming off a game in which he was ejected early the sophomore safety bounced back quite nicely. Muse was in on 9 tackles, he also racked up a tackle-for-loss and a pass breakup. His play at safety will be key in next week’s game in Blacksburg, Va., when the Tigers take on Virginia Tech under the lights in Lane Stadium.
Sophomore running back Tavien Feaster made an early impact for the Tigers in his first start and was a large part of the success that allowed Clemson to put up 342 yards on the ground. Feaster proved himself as a starting back with 20 carries for 70 yards. He needs to tap into that early success in order to be successful next weekend.