Following Clemson’s 31-14, ACC Atlantic Division-clinching win over divisional rival Florida State, The Clemson Insider gave out helmet stickers to players with strong individual performances.
Smith stepped up in the wake of several injuries in the Clemson secondary and had an impressive game. He finished second on the team in tackles with five, had 0.5 tackles for los and an interception.
Late in the fourth quarter, following a Tiger fumble, Florida State had the ball down 17-14 on the Clemson 40-yard line. Seminoles quarterback James Blackman dropped back to pass, and Smith came through with the biggest play of the night, intercepting the pass and taking it 38 yards to set up a Clemson touchdown that sealed the win.
Etienne was Etienne and had another good night on the ground, leading the Tigers in rushing with 97 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
The first touchdown came at the start of second quarter and was a 28-yard scoring run. Etienne sealed the deal for Clemson from 1 yard out in the fourth quarter following Smith’s interception.
Bryant did not have a perfect night but did what he had to do for Clemson to walk away with a victory. He turned the ball over once on a fumble in the red zone but still finished with impressive numbers.
The junior quarterback was 20-of-30 through the air for 151 yards and played well on his feet, rushing for 60 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries.
Davis had big shoes to fill as Kendall Joseph did not dress out due to an injury. He did everything he could and led the team in tackles with seven including 1.5 tackles for loss.
Huggins had a difficult job on Saturday night, replacing Dexter Lawrence. Lawrence was out due to a foot injury and Huggins had to lead the charge in the middle of Clemson’s defensive front.
He made a huge difference in the middle with four tackles, two tackles for loss, a pair of quarterback hurries and a sack.