Florida State takes 4th quarter lead over Clemson with dramatic scoop-and-score
Florida State has finally broken through.
The Seminoles have struggled to move the ball in the second half, but have been good enough defensively to hang around with Clemson.
But the Tigers may have made a fatal mistake — quarterback DJ Uiagalelei fumbled the ball deep in his own territory with less than 7 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. FSU recovered the ball, and it took into the end zone to grab a 20-17 lead.
Humorously, the play happened just after ESPN showed Clemson coach Dabo Swinney in a pre-game meeting with 5-star quarterback prospect Arch Manning.
Here’s a clip:
ESPN showed Dabo Swinney's pre-game meeting with Arch Manning.
Moments later, FSU took the lead on a scoop-and-score 😂 pic.twitter.com/lBZjZ5LEjf
— Saturday Road (@SaturdayRoad) October 30, 2021
Clemson is looking for its sixth consecutive win over Florida State. However, the Tigers will likely have to do something they haven’t done all season in order to get there — score more than 21 points vs. an FBS opponent.
Clemson kicker B.T. Potter is just 1-for-4 today, including a miss from 30 yards away. His other misses came from 37 and 49 yards.
The Tigers are also trying to protect a 31-game home winning streak. Additionally, they haven’t lost four ACC games in a season since 2010.