ARLINGTON — Clemson put points on the board first on a 40-yard field goal from Greg Huegel to go up 3-0 with 8:35 to play in the first quarter. The drive took nine plays to go 31 yards in 3:15.
The Tigers started the drive after Clelin Ferrell forced Ian Book to fumble after the pocket collapsed. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence looked composed during the drive, avoiding heavy pressure from the Irish and extending the pocket. Huegel’s 40-yard field goal on 4thand seven puts the Clemson up 3-0.