3. Clemson 48, Furman 7
No, there’s no controversy, because that’s what Clemson was supposed to do to Furman.
But it’s nice to know that Trevor Lawrence is really, really good – and ready.
Kelly Bryant completed a no-drama 10-of-16 passes for 127 yards and a score, and Lawrence stepped in and hit 9-of-15 throws for 137 yards and three touchdowns. He wasn’t perfect, but he was more than good enough.
And that’s what this game was for.
He could be just fine against Texas A&M if he had to be, but it’s a whole lot better to start out with no pressure whatsoever against the Paladin secondary. He missed a few plays, and he’ll need a little bit of seasoning, but he showed off the arm and the skills that make all the NFL types drool.
But for now, that Bryant guy – he ran for 44 yards with a score – is pretty good, too.