Following No. 2 Clemson’s shocking 27-24 defeat Friday night in the Carrier Dome the Clemson Insider gave out its weekly helmet stickers to players who contributed with excellent individual performances.
The graduate linebacker and leader of the Clemson defense put together another stellar performance on the road Friday night. O’Daniel seemed to be all over the field as he racked up 10 tackles including 1.5 tackles for loss.
Tavien Feaster again showed why he has cemented himself as the Tigers’ starting running back. Feaster only carried the ball seven times but rushed for 57 yards including a 37-yard carry for an average of 8.1 yards per touch.
Etienne did not have a perfect night as he struggled in pass protection in his limited action. However, the running back showed his ability to hit the hole hard and his speed in the open field. Etienne carried the ball a mere five times for 68 yards and a touchdown.His touchdown came at an opportune time for the Tigers and tied the game at 24 putting Clemson right back into the mix.
Tigers’ defensive end Clelin Ferrell reminded everybody his ability to wreak havoc on the defensive line in Friday’s game. Clelin Ferrell made his presence known to Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungy. Ferrell amassed nine total tackles, one tackle for loss and three and a half sacks. In a night when the Tiger defense struggled with tempo the redshirt-sophomore defensive end thrived.
Deon Cain showcased his abilities on Friday night. Cain hauled in seven receptions for 55 yards and extended his streak to 30 straight games with a reception.