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Clemson RB Travis Etienne makes house call

Clemson's Travis Etienne (9) celebrates his fourth quarter touchdown with teammates during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Kent State Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, in Clemson, S.C. Clemson won 56-3. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
AP Photo/Richard Shiro

By the time the fourth quarter of Saturday’s showdown between No. 3 Clemson and No. 14 Louisville began, the reigning national champions had asserted themselves as the best team on the field. Kelly Bryant peformed well at quarterback, and defensively Dabo Swinney’s Tigers were able to keep Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson in check for much of the night.

It was a true freshman, running back Travis Etienne, who would deliver the “dagger” during the fourth quarter. Etienne took a handoff from redshirt freshman Zerrick Cooper and ran 81 yards for the touchdown to give Clemson a 47-21 lead with just more than six minutes remaining.

Etienne had just four carries in the game, but thanks to this run he fell just eight yards short of the 100-yard mark.



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