Clemson QB Cade Klubnik took advantage of his opportunity in ACC Championship Game
Freshman quarterback Cade Klubnik replaced quarterback DJ Uiagalelei at Saturday’s game against UNC, resulting in a 39-10 victory and an ACC Championship for the Tigers.
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said that Klubnik’s entrance was planned but also reminded the media that Clemson would not have been in the ACC Championship without Uiagalelei.
During Klubnik’s time in the game, he produced three straight touchdown drives and threw a 68-yard pass, had a 19-yard reception on a trick play, ran for one short TD, and passed for another. He also led Clemson in rushing with 30 yards on seven carries. Following the victory, Klubnik said his time in the game felt like practice.
“It just felt like practice out there,” Klubnik said after the game. “It really did… I think I had a little bit of a different mindset today. I’m not exactly sure what it was, but I was pretty pumped. I just came ready to play free.”
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Here is Clemson’s postgame media availability after its win over North Carolina:
Clemson will play Tennessee in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 30.