Clemson, SC (WTXL) -- FSU struck first with a game-opening 75 yard run for a touchdown from Dalvin Cook. Unfortunately, that was the only touchdown the offense mustered for the entire game. The Noles fall on the road to top ranked Clemson 23-13.
"Our defense played outstanding," FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher said. "Offensively, we played well early, but then we missed some third downs and some red-zone situations. I think our guys wanted it too bad. You have to learn to play the next play. They didn't quit or have bad intentions, they just needed to keep their poise," Fisher added.
The FSU defense played well holding Clemson without a touchdown in the first half for the first time this season. However, in the second half Deon Cain had a 38 yard touchdown reception to give the Tigers a 13-10 lead. Then after Clemson took a 16-13 lead, Dalvin Cook was stuffed on a 4 and 1 play. On the very next drive, Clemson struck again with Wayne Gallman 25 yard touchdown run to extend the lead to 23-13.
With less than three minutes left in the game, Sean Maguire, making his second straight start, connected with Travis Rudolph for a 26 yard gain, but he fumbled the football. It was FSU's second turnover of the game. With the win, Clemson clinches the Atlantic Division title and a spot in the ACC Title game. FSU falls to 7-2. It plays North Carolina State at home on November 14th.