Clemson jumped out to a 7-0 lead on its first drive of the game thanks to a 28-yard touchdown pass from Kelly Bryant to Deon Cain. The drive covered 75 yards on seven plays at took 2:01.
The Tigers went up tempo on their first drive and Bryant executed with efficiency for their first touchdown. Bryant completed an 11-yard pass to Hunter Renfrow on the first play. The drive culminated in the 28-yard pass to Deon Cain on a fade rout to give Clemson the 7-0 lead with 12:59 to play in the first quarter.