Last week, true freshman quarterback Cade Klubnik made his collegiate debut in a win over Georgia Tech.

On Saturday vs. Clemson, Klubnik entered the game in the first half while the Tigers were nursing a 21-3 lead. It was hardly a benching for DJ Uiagalelei, who completed 11-of-12 passes before Klubnik entered.

Still, it was a big opportunity for the freshman to get some game reps with the rest of the first-team offense.

However, Clemson’s offense stalled out with the freshman leading the way. Klubnik threw an incompletion on his only attempt and then was sacked on 3rd and 10, forcing a Clemson punt. The Tigers did pick up one first down on the drive before sending it back to Furman.

Uiagalelei came out for Clemson’s next offensive drive and led the Tigers to another touchdown. Clemson scored on all 4 of Uiagalelei’s drives in the first half.

Still, it was good for Klubnik to have a chance to gel with the first team offense prior to garbage time. If Clemson continues to separate from Furman, Klubnik will likely get more playing time in the second half.

The Tigers are up 28-9 at the half.