Clemson beats down Notre Dame in 2020 ACC Championship game

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher Trevor Lawrence was the difference in this game. He missed the first game in November due to the coronavirus. Lawrence guided the No. 3 Clemson Tigers to a win over No. 2 Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship game. The Tigers were dominate in a 34-10 win over the Fighting Irish at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. Following his performance, Lawrence was named the game’s MVP. The projected No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft combined for 412 yards in the contest. “All we had to do was take care of business after that,” Lawrence said about the loss in South Bend. “We remember fans running off the field and getting in our face. You remember those images and keep those things in your head.” With the win, the Tigers remained a lock in the College Football Playoffs. Clemson finished their season with a 10-1 mark. The Fighting Irish fell to 10-1. At this time, it’s not clear if they’ll be able to beat out the Texas A&M Aggies for the final spot in the playoffs. Tigers quarterback Trevor Lawrence went 25 of 36 for 322 yards. He had two touchdown passes and one interception. Travis Etienne had 10 carries for 124 yards and a touchdown. Amari Rodgers had eight receptions for 121 yards and one touchdown. Fighting Irish quarterback Ian Book went 20 of 28 for 219 yards. Kyren Williams had 15 carries for 50 yards. Ben Skowronek had four receptions for 54 yards. Etienne scored the aforementioned touchdown for the Tigers. Lawrence also scored a rushing touchdown. “His ability to run really stresses your coverage calls,” Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said. “… So what you try to do is bring some pressures that eliminate those runs. It just opens up some 1-on-1 match ups that are not favorable. Rodgers and E.J. Williams caught touchdown receptions, as well. Kicker B.T. Potter also made two field goals. Chris Tyree had the lone touchdown for the Fighting Irish. Kicker Jonathan Doerer also made a field goal.

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