Saturday, October 22, 2011
3Q: Clemson 59, North Carolina 24
By Heather Dinich
CLEMSON, S.C. -- The odds of North Carolina becoming bowl eligible today look about as good as the infamous Maryland Pride uniforms. Clemson has now scored as many points off turnovers (24) as North Carolina has scored all game. The latest was a 26-yard fumble return by Kourtnei Brown, who also had an interception return in the second quarter.
This game has gotten out of control quickly. It's the first time Clemson has scored over 50 points in back-to-back games. UNC's five turnovers have a little something to do with that, but not everything.
Yes, North Carolina has given the Tigers plenty of help in this game, but Clemson deserves credit for taking advantage of the opportunities and also creating its own. Clemson has picked apart North Carolina's secondary all day, including a 42-yard touchdown pass to Sammy Watkins on third-and-18 in this quarter. Clemson came into this game averaging 38 points. They've scored 35 this quarter.
And it's not over yet.