No. 2 Clemson lives up to hype in win over Furman

The No. 2-ranked Clemson football team opened its 2018 campaign in dominant fashion, defeating the Furman Paladins by a score of 48-7 on a hot Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.

Offensively, the Tigers amassed 531 yards and were led by quarterbacks Kelly Bryant and Trevor Lawrence. Bryant was 10-16 for 127 yards and one touchdown, while Lawrence was 9-15 for 137 yards and three scores in his Clemson debut. Running back Lyn-J Dixon was also a big contributor, rushing for 89 yards on six carries in his first action as a Tiger.

On the defensive side of the ball, the Tigers limited the Paladins to just 2.6 yards per play and 163 total yards. Christian Wilkins had a team-high six solo tackles.

With the win, Clemson moved to 1-0 on the year, while Furman fell to 0-1.

The Tigers travel to Texas A&M next week.

Photo courtesy of CU Athletics

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