Scoring Summary: Clemson 30, Notre Dame 3

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CLEMSON 30, NOTRE DAME 3

Dec. 29, 2018

CFP Semifinal/Cotton Bowl

At AT&T Stadium; Arlington, Texas

Notre Dame 3 0 0 0 — 3

Clemson 3 20 7 0 — 30

FIRST QUARTER

• Clemson 3, Notre Dame 0

Score: Greg Huegel 40 field goal at 8:35.

Drive: 53 yards, 9 plays, 2 first downs, 3:15 elapsed following a Notre Dame fumble.

Key plays: Clelin Ferrell recovery of an Ian Book fumble, Travis Etienne 7 pass from Trevor Lawrence on third and 2.

• Notre Dame 3, Clemson 3

Score: Justin Yoon 28 field goal at 4:31.

Drive: 66 yards, 10 plays, 4 first downs, 4:04 elapsed following a Clemson kickoff.

Key plays: Dexter Williams 17 pass from Book on third and 17, Chris Finke 11 pass from Book.

SECOND QUARTER

• Clemson 9, Notre Dame 3

Score: Justyn Ross 52 pass from Lawrence (kick blocked) at 12:50.

Drive: 65 yards, 3 plays, 2 first downs, 1:04 elapsed following Clemson taking over on downs.

Key play: Trevion Thompson 6 pass from Lawrence.

• Clemson 16, Notre Dame 3

Score: Ross 42 pass from Lawrence (Huegel kick) at 1:44.

Drive: 85 yards, 8 plays, 5 first downs, 3:12 elapsed following a Notre Dame punt.

Key plays: Lawrence 1 run on third and 1, Hunter Renfrow 16 pass from Lawrence.

• Clemson 23, Notre Dame 3

Score: Tee Higgins 19 pass from Lawrence (Huegel kick) at 0:02.

Drive: 80 yards, 4 plays, 4 first downs, 0:46 elapsed after a Notre Dame punt.

Key plays: Renfrow 32 pass from Lawrence, ND roughing-the-passer penalty.

THIRD QUARTER

• Notre Dame 30, Notre Dame 3

Score: Etienne 62 run (Huegel kick) at 2:04.

Drive: 71 yards, 3 plays, 1 first down, 1:01 elapsed following a Nolan Turner interception.

Key play: Turner’s interception of Book.

FOURTH QUARTER

No scoring.

GAME DATA

Kickoff Weather: Indoors.

Officials: Referee Matt Austin, umpire Russ Pulley, head linesman Johnny Crawford, line judge Michael Taylor, field judge J. Taylor, side judge Rob Skelton, back judge Grantis Bell, center judge Lee Hedrick, alternate James Carter, replay Jon Bible and communicator Bob Patrick — SEC crew.

Attendance: 72,183.

NOTRE DAME STARTERSOFFENSE

Wide Receiver: Miles Boykin

Left Tackle: Liam Eichenberg

Left Guard: Aaron Banks

Center: Sam Mustipher

Right Guard: Tommy Kraemer

Right Tackle: Robert Hainsey

Quarterback: Ian Book

Running Back: Dexter Williams

Tight End: Alizé Mack

Wide Receiver: Chris Finke

Wide Receiver: Chase Claypool

DEFENSE

Defensive End: Julian Okwara

Defensive Tackle: Jerry Tillery

Nose Guard: Jonathan Bonner

Defensive End: Khalid Kareem

Middle Linebacker: Te’von Coney

Buck Linebacker: Drue Tranquill

Rover: Asmar Bilal

Cornerback: Troy Pride Jr.

Free Safety: Alohi Gilman

Strong Safety: Jalen Elliott

Cornerback: Julian Love

SPECIAL TEAMS

Place-kicker: Justin Yoon

Holder: Nolan Henry

Long Snapper: John Shannon

Punter: Tyler Newsome

Kickoffs: Justin Yoon

Punt Returns: Chris Finke

Kickoff Returns: Chris Finke, Jafar Armstrong

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICSNOTRE DAME

RUSHING: Dexter Williams 16 carries, 54 yards, long 11. Ian Book 17-30, long 11. Jafar Armstrong 1-6. Team 1(-2).

PASSING: Ian Book 17 completions, 34 attempts, 160 yards, 1 interception, long 23.

RECEIVING: Miles Boykin 5 catches, 69 yards, long 23. Dexter Williams 3-29, long 16. Chris Finke 2-24, long 13. Alizé Mack 2-11, long 8. Jafar Armstrong 2-8, long 4. Chase Claypool 2-8, long 6. Cole Kmet 1-11.

PUNTING: Tyler Newsome 8 punts, 367 yards, 45.9 avg., long 61.

FIELD GOALS: Justin Yoon 1-1 (made 28)

KICKOFF RETURNS: None.

PUNT RETURNS: Chris Finke 1-1.

INTERCEPTIONS: None.

FUMBLE RETURNS: None.

TACKLES: Alohi Gilman 18, Te’von Coney 16, Drue Tranquill 11, Jalen Elliott 4, Asmar Bilal 4, Jonathan Bonner 3, Khalid Kareem 3, Ade Ogundeji 3, Justin Ademilola 2, Julian Love 2, Nick Coleman 2, Jordan Genmark Heath 2, Jayson Ademilola 2, Troy Pride Jr. 2, Donte Vaughn 2, Daelin Hayes 2, Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa 2, Julian Okwara 1, Chris Finke 1, Kurt Hinish 1, Jamir Jones 1, Cole Kmet 1.

TACKLES FOR LOSSES: Ade Ogundeji 1-7, Jayson Ademilola 1-5, Julian Okwara 1-5, Te’von Coney 0.5-4, Khalid Kareem 0.5-1, Daelin Hayes 0.5-1, Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa 0.5-1.

SACKS: Ade Ogundeji 1-7, Julian Okwara 1-5, Te’von Coney 0.5-4, Jayson Ademilola 0.5-3.

CLEMSON

RUSHING: Travis Etienne 14 carries, 109 yards, 1 touchdown, long 62. Chase Brice 2-31, long 23. Adam Choice 2-30, long 23. Tavien Feaster 4-20, long 9. Lyn-J Dixon 6-11, long 10. Trevor Lawrence 7-19, long 11. Diondre Overton 1-3. Darien Rencher 1-1.

PASSING: Trevor Lawrence 27 completions, 39 attempts, 327 yards, 0 interceptions, 3 touchdowns, long 52. Chase Brice 0-2-0, 0 yards.

RECEIVING: Justyn Ross 8 catches, 148 yards, 2 touchdowns, long 52. Amari Rodgers 6-26, long 7. Hunter Renfrow 4-62, long 32. Tee Higgins 4-53, 1 touchdown, long 24. T.J. Chase 2-17, long 13. Trevion Thompson 2-8, long 6. Travis Etienne 1-8. Tavien Feaster 1-3. Will Swinney 1-2.

PUNTING: Will Spiers 5 punts, 199 yards, 39.8 avg., long 49.

FIELD GOALS: Greg Huegel 1-2 (made 40, missed 49)

KICKOFF RETURNS: Derion Kendrick 1-13.

PUNT RETURNS: Amari Rodgers 2-10, long 10.

INTERCEPTIONS: Nolan Turner 1-24.

FUMBLE RETURNS: None

TACKLES: Austin Bryant 6, Trayvon Mullen 5, Isaiah Simmons 5, Tanner Muse 5, K’Von Wallace 4, Justin Foster 4, Tre Lamar 4, Clelin Ferrell 4, A.J. Terrell 3, Kendall Joseph 3, Xavier Thomas 2, Nolan Turner 2, J.D. Davis 2, Denzel Johnson 1, Shaq Smith 1, Trevor Lawrence 1, Carson Donnelly 1, Mario Goodrich 1, Christian Wilkins 1, Jordan Williams 1, Albert Huggins 1, Nyles Pickney 1.

TACKLES FOR LOSSES: Austin Bryant 3-19, Justin Foster 1.5-4, Shaq Smith 1-6, Clelin Ferrell 1-4, Xavier Thomas 0.5-2, Isaiah Simmons 0.5-1, Christian Wilkins 0.5-1.

SACKS: Austin Bryant 2-12, Shaq Smith 1-6, Clelin Ferrell 1-4, Justin Foster 1-2, Isaiah Simmons 0.5-1, Christian Wilkins 0.5-1.

TEAM STATISTICS

ND CLEMSON

FIRST DOWNS 17 26

Rushing 7 9

Passing 8 15

Penalty 2 2

RUSHING YRDGE 88 211

Yards Gained 127 236

Yards Lost 39 25

Attempts 35 37

Average per rush 2.5 5.7

PASSING YRDGE 160 327

C-Att-Int 17-34-1 27-41-0

Avg per catch 9.4 12.1

TOTAL OFFENSE 248 538

Total Plays 69 78

Average per play 3.6 6.9

RETURN YRDS 5 48

Int. Retrns: #yrds 0-0 1-24

Kickoff Returns 0-0 1-13

Punt Returns 1-1 2-10

FUMBLES-LOST 1-0 1-4

PENALTIES-YRDS 7-50 6-65

PUNTS-YRDS 8-367 5-199

Average per punt 45.9 39.8

TIME OF POSS 27:06 32:54

3RD-DWN CNV 5-of-17 9-of-18

4TH-DWN CNV 1-of-2 1-of-1

SACKS-BY YRDS 3-19 6-26

Notre Dame’s Dexter Williams (2) tries to get past Clemson’s A.J. Terrell (8) during ND's 30-3 loss to the Tigers, Dec. 29 in the College Football Playoff.