Top ranked Clemson jumped in front of No. 12 Texas A&M 7-3 on a 30-yard touchdown strike from Trevor Lawrence to Justyn Ross with 10:52 remaining in the first half. The drive covered 82 yards in nine play and 3:21 to give the Tigers their first lead of the contest.
The Tigers started to get in a rhythm after Travis Etienne caught a screen pass out of the back field for a 27-yard gain. After a big loss that forced a third and eleven from the Aggie 30, Lawrence scrambled out of a collapsing pocket throwing across his body to find Justyn Ross in the front corner of the end zone to put Clemson up 7-3.