Uiagalelei guides Tigers to win in college football debut

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

The Boston College Eagles were leading at halftime over the top-ranked Clemson Tigers. That’s why they play an entire game. 

In the second half, the Tigers shut out the Eagles. Clemson defeated Boston College, 34-28, on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, South Carolina. 

Clemson Tigers quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei warms up before their game with the Boston College Eagles
D.J. Uiagalelei warms up before their game with the Boston College Eagles (Photo by Clemson Tigers Football/Instagram)

With the win, the Tigers improved to 7-0 on the season. Clemson is now 6-0 in Atlantic Coast Conference play. 

The Eagles fell to 4-3 under first-year head coach Jeff Hafley. Boston College is 3-3 in conference play. 

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Freshman D.J. Uiagalelei made his first collegiate start for the Tigers. He was filling in for Heisman Trophy favorite Trevor Lawrence, who missed the game due to the coronavirus. 

Lawrence tested positive for the virus. The team announced it on Thursday. 

Uiagalelei went 30 of 41 for 342 yards. He had two touchdown passes. 

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Travis Etienne had 20 carries for 84 yards and a touchdown. He also became the ACC’s all-time leading rusher in the game. 

Etienne had seven receptions for 140 yards and a touchdown.

Eagles quarterback Phil Jurkovec went 12 of 24 for 204 yards. He also had two touchdown passes. 

Travis Levy had 10 carries for 40 yards. CJ Lewis had five receptions for 66 yards and a touchdown.

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Etienne combined for the aforementioned two touchdowns. Amari Rodgers also caught a touchdown reception. 

Uiagalelei also scored on a rushing touchdown. B.T. Potter also made two field goals. 

Tigers defensive lineman Bryan Bresee also received a safety. 

Lewis caught the aforementioned touchdown for the Eagles. Zay Flowers also caught a touchdown reception. 

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David Bailey scored a rushing touchdown. Brandon Sebastian also returned a fumble for a 97-yard return.

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