Boxscore
Clemson 31, Wake Forest 28
Saturday, November 12, 2011 12:00 PM
Location - Clemson Memorial Stadium
Attendance - 80000

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Wake Forest 7 0 21 0 28
Clemson 7 7 7 10 31

Recap


No. 10 Clemson rallied from a 14-point second-half deficit to beat Wake Forest 31-28 and clinch the ACC’s Atlantic Division.

Chandler Catanzaro nailed a 43-yard field goal as time expired to win it, moments after missing a 32-yarder on the previous possession.

The Tigers (9-1, 7-1 ACC) earned their second trip to the ACC title game in three years despite committing three turnovers and losing star wideout Sammy Watkins and left tackle Phillip Price to second-half injuries.

Wake Forest (5-5, 4-3), which erupted for 21 third-quarter points in less than five minutes, lost its third straight.

The Demon Deacons had a chance to go up 10 with under nine minutes left, but Jimmy Newman missed his second field goal, a 32-yarder. The Tigers promptly tied it on Tajh Boyd’s 10-yard strike to Jaron Brown.

Clemson’s Andre Ellington, returning from an ankle injury, ran for two touchdowns to give the Tigers a 14-7 halftime lead.

In the third, the Demon Deacons got a 50-yard punt return for a touchdown from Michael Campanaro.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 5:53
Clemson   TD  Clemson 7 - Wake Forest 0
1st Quarter - 0:53
Wake Forest   TD  Clemson 7 - Wake Forest 7
2nd Quarter - 5:46
Clemson   TD  Clemson 14 - Wake Forest 7
3rd Quarter - 9:43
Wake Forest   TD  Clemson 14 - Wake Forest 14
3rd Quarter - 8:06
Wake Forest   TD  Clemson 14 - Wake Forest 21
3rd Quarter - 5:32
Wake Forest   TD  Clemson 14 - Wake Forest 28
3rd Quarter - 1:23
Clemson   TD  Clemson 21 - Wake Forest 28
4th Quarter - 5:27
Clemson   TD  Clemson 28 - Wake Forest 28
4th Quarter - 0:00
Clemson   FG  Clemson 31 - Wake Forest 28
TEAMS

Team Records

  Wake Forest Clemson
W/L 5 - 5 - 0 9 - 1 - 0
Conference 4 - 3 - 0 6 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  Wake Forest Clemson
Score 28 31
First Downs 21 27
3rd Down Efficiency 8-for-16
50%
9-for-16
56%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
2-for-3
67%
Total Yards 317 522
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 35-145 42-179
Average/Rush 4.1 4.3
Passing
Comp-Att 24-37 27-44
Passing Yards 172 343
Average/Pass Play 4.5 7.8
Penalties-Yards 1-10 6-58
Fumbles-Lost 5-0 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 2
Time of Possession 30:08 29:52

PLAYER STATS

Wake Forest (5 - 5)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Price 24/37 172 1 0
Clemson (9 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Boyd 27/43 343 2 2
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
B. Pendergrass 20 134 6.7 2
O. Reynolds 2 10 5.0 0
C. Givens 1 5 5.0 0
T. Bohanon 1 1 1.0 0
T. Price 10 -4 -0.4 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Ellington 25 98 3.9 2
S. Watkins 2 32 16.0 0
T. Boyd 11 27 2.5 0
D. Howard 3 14 4.7 0
M. Bellamy 1 8 8.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Campanaro 9 72 8.0 0
C. Givens 4 31 7.8 0
C. Ford 2 21 10.5 1
D. Dembry 2 17 8.5 0
T. Davis 1 10 10.0 0
B. Pendergrass 3 9 3.0 0
O. Reynolds 2 9 4.5 0
A. Parker 1 3 3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Brown 6 78 13.0 1
S. Watkins 5 62 12.4 0
B. Ford 3 51 17.0 1
D. Allen 4 48 12.0 0
A. Ellington 3 42 14.0 0
D. Hopkins 3 38 12.7 0
A. Humphries 3 24 8.0 0
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