NEW ORLEANS — Following Clemson’s disappointing 24-6 loss to Alabama to close out the season the Clemson Insider gave out helmet stickers to Clemson players who put together impressive individual performances in the Sugar Bowl.
The junior linebacker played off the charts in the Sugar Bowl racking up a team leading the Tigers with 10 tackles against an explosive Alabama rushing attack.
Joseph also forced the only Crimson Tide turnover forcing a Jalen Hurts fumble, which he recovered, leading to an Alex Spence field goal. He also had one tackle-for-loss on the evening.
Questions loomed over the Clemson kicker entering the Sugar Bowl as to his ability to make big time kicks in pressure situations. While his kicks prove inconsequential Spence hit a pair of kicks that kept Clemson within striking distance entering halftime.
Spence finished 2-2 with makes from 44 and 42 yards, he has connected on eight of his last nine field goal attempts following a rough start in the wake of Huegel’s torn ACL.
Davis cemented himself as a pivotal part of the Clemson defense down the stretch filling in for the banged-up Tre Lamar. Davis started in place of Lamar, who was listed on the depth chart as the starter.
He finished the game with 8 tackles and a tackle-for-loss in a solid performance despite the final score.
O’Daniel has been the driving force for the Clemson defense throughout the season. In his final game as a Tiger totaling four tackles including three solo tackles.
The graduate linebacker also looked good in coverage helping limit Calvin Ridley to 39 yards and four touches.
Smith did not get the start at safety for the Tigers on Saturday night but made the most of his time in the game. He finished the night with eight tackles and