No. 1 Clemson wakes up late to beat Syracuse 47-21

No. 1 Clemson wakes up late to beat Syracuse 47-21
Travis Etienne tries to elude a Syracuse defender. (Source: Zachary Hanby)

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - No. 1 Clemson needed a second-half surge to put away pesky Syracuse 47-21 and win its 27th straight game against Atlantic Coast Conference competition.

The Orange were the last league team to beat the Tigers in 2017 and threw a scare into them this time, trailing just 27-21 in the second half. But Clemson got a scoop-and-score TD by cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. and two of Travis Etienne’s three rushing touchdowns over the final 17 minutes to gain control.

Trevor Lawrence threw two first-half touchdowns as Clemson started 6-0 for a sixth straight season.

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