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tankersley was in coverage. tankersley, kirk, he's played 677 snaps coming in. kearse has played almost that many. look, this is the tenth dame in ten weeks. they are just hanging on at this point. >> kirk: they had to defend a lot of different plays. not only that, chris, but i think the fact that it's been ten straight weeks,s, t wear and ar, physically and emotionally and everything that's at stake when you're number one, everody wants to take down number one. >> chris: williams. a big cushion over therere. that's an easy pitch and catch. and davis is going to get first down yardage. >> kirk: you just don't see that very oftenrom the corners from clemson. from alexander or tankersley. it's's tankersley into the boundary on the short side. he was bailing and backing off adams, and a very simple read and throw for a veteran like marquise williams and davis, both seniors.
>> chris: williams pressured. ball's out. tigers have it! as ton bryant, the freshman you mentioned came in and recovered the fumble. and that could secure a playoff bid for clemson, perhaps. >> kirk: shaq lawson back in the lilineupnd he just has been doing this all year. this is spap,in, trying to slow him down, and there is that relentless effort. ben boulware blitzes. he gets in, as well. hood cannot slow boulware down. but the combination of two defenders, boulware and lawson. they've bn doing it all year for the tigers. andhey come up with maybe the play of the year. >> chris: when you're tired and just trying to hang on, go knock the ball out of the quarterback's handnds. and now with 6:38 to play,
wayne gallman. as clemson just tries to get to the finish line here. head home for the pizza party tomorrow. and then the playoff. gallman cuts it back. gal mapp has space. big gain down inside the 35. >> kirk: you're right about wayne gallman running the ball. you love to see -- when peake blocks, 19, it's -- watch to the left. watch charone peake block. talk about being unselfish. he's become better known for his blocking as he is as a receiver. the only guy that's been around and played in 2011 on that acc championship team came in with sammy watkins, has been through a lot with some injuri, really put it together this year and having an outstanding senior year. >> chris: i love i ithen you salute receivers that make blocks on the edge. the dirty work of that position, right? >> kirk: exactly. >> chris: gallman again.
nine more for the tigers. >> kirk: i don't know if i've se him run with such conviction as he's run here in this second half. i think he was frustrated with the way the first half went. could not get loose and in this second halflf, t line doing a better job -- i'm telling you, he's just running through arm tackling se tackles. >> chris: terry allen works with him, the former clemson great, nfl stud, had almost 9,000 rushing yards in his career. tony elliott was the co-offensive coordinator, the running backs coach, but he's calling the plays and really terry alp's played an eded an vumental role. he was drafted 241st out of colleg willed himself to be a great player. >> kirk: does a lot of work on
but the humility you carry yourself with, which is exactly how gallman plays the game. how about the speed option? you haveeshawneshaun watson coming right at you. take ay watson, he deals it to gallman and he picks up another 1515 yards. >> chris: gallmanaid, just feed me again. and they do. back to the boundary. eas about four yards. >> kirk: when you talk to the clemson coaches and you watch them, in the past, it's been aboutkins and c.j. spiller and tajh boyd. i think this year, you can really see the confidence that they have in the offenve line and the running game. it's no longer just about the perimeter. it's about the physicality and running the football with gallman and deshaun watson. what's ironic about thatat is the concern when this season started with the line. five new starters on this
team. >> chris: gallman again. picks his way. this is a slow death for carolina, as he gets down near the first down marker. it will third and short. >> kirk: this offensive line and this system isn't asked to, you know, get down in a three-point stance and blow people five, seven yards off the ball. old school style of football likeou might see with stanford or wisconn. this is more of just kind of, get a hat on a hat,t, cover a guy up and let wayne gallman kind of find the hole and he has such great vision and quickness that you don't have to blow people off the ball. just, like i said, cover him up and let him do the right. >> chris: this time it's watson. rolling out, keeping it. he is dropped for a loss. collins, the linebacker was there,nd it's fourth down.
collins. >> chris: tried t to get watson, his third rushing touchdown. he's alsoo rushed for over 100 yards. 1 22, to compliment gallman. on fourth down, they're keeping the offense on the field here. >> kirk: go up by 15 and get a touchdown and a two-point conversion. >> chris: swinney is going to let the play clock wind down and then see if he spends a time-out. looks like they'll take the delay. kick the field goal. opportunity has no slow season. no off-days, or downtime. opportunity is everything you make of it. this winter, take advantage ofour season's best offers on the
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>> chris: like to watch the postgame trophy ceremony, you can follow it on espn3. 2:14 to play. tar heels will get the ball back down 15 after the chip shot field goal. touchdown would have erased any hope. but there's still a two-score game game, in theory. saw aa very satisfied looking deshaun watson. 26 of 42, 289. three touchdowns. one pick. and has a runner, carried it 22
touchdowns. so, he's up to 40 touchdowns, responsible for this season. actually 41. let's not slight him. 41 total touchdowns. well, the nfl playoff push under way. espn has you covered. 9:00 a.m. start time for "nfl insiders" to give you all the news. then, at 10:00, "sunday nfl countdown." look at the panthers' own cam newton wearing a microphone in soundtracks and that all lea into the college footbal playoff selection show at t noon overen oh on espn. so, the game clock has been
and lakip to kick it off. don't want a big return so they just boot it on the ground. eventually picked up at the 25. and romar morris is knocked down. our lgv- v-10 moments of this championship saturday. there's a flag late after the return. let's check out that first and then we'll show you some of the memorable moments from today. >> referee: unsportsmanlike conduct on number 24. this is 24's first unsportsmanlike conduct. >> chris: that is another mental mistake. herschel walker's single season s.e.e.c. rushi record fell today. a monster afternoon for derrick henry. alabama secures the s.e.c. anford beat uscf the second time. theyin the pac-12.
to make a case. >> kirk: yeah. probably -- well, they are headed to the rose bowl now. >> chris: how about that penalty? a dead ball sets the heels up at midfield and now w williams scampered for five. that's just inexcusable. there have been a lot of those tonight for clemson. >> kirk: it's a freshman, mark fields who is from charlotte. hadn't been playing a lot and dabo swinney again. he's been worng a few of the players over.. that's all you can do as a coach and then get in the film room and hope they learn. even his teammates are trying to calm him down. field is a freshman. only chance he gets is special teams. >> chris: williams pressured. jump ball. over the head on the receiver there. alexander was in coverage. they're not showing a lot of urgency for being down 15 in the last two minutes here. >> kirk: they better find somebody to help bentley spain. 90 in orange, he's a handful, as we've seen all year. shaq lawson, again, gets the
blindside to affect marquise williams. >> chris: need six on that third down. they pick up the pressure this time and williams delivers but over the head over mack hollins, who was open across the middle. it's fourth down. ford wrapup follows the game and this is it for carolina to keep any hope alive. got to get the six yards. >> kirk: and again, they've got to -- i don't know if they're going too chip with the tight end to help. got to do something to slow down the pressure from the blindside of williams. >> chris: do you blitz? keep coming off the quarterback? >> kirk: it's been efctive. but right here is the guy they have to watch. >> chris: they rush only four. williams has room. has a first down and a lot more. weaving down into the red zone. 1:30 to play and the heels are
>> kirk: wow. interesting. boulware blitzed, but they played man-to-man under and they lost the quarterback. and because of that speed,d, he picks up huge yards. >> chris: the chains weren't even set and the heels are playing and williams throwing for the end zone. working on alexander over there was davis. second down. >> kir thehains aren't set. balls are being snapped. >> chris: those guys over there were hustling as they could and the heels are ready to go. >> kirk: they're not slowing down for anything. that ball gets by, they're ready roll. >> chris: there's urgency now. davis has to come off the field. >> kirk: they have all three time-outs. if they can score without using one one, it can be interesting. >> chris: williams delivers short. catch made.
the heels cut into the lead. >> kirk: go back to the un unsportsmanlike penalty on the kickoff. gave tm great field goal range. gave them lifefe. and how about switzer? tough little guy. electric. and another mental error cost dabo swinney. they had this game put away. >> chris: weiler for the p.a.t. to make it an eighght-point game. knocks it through. that took only 1:01 to cover the 49 yards. to cassidy hubbarth with an update that will interest everybody who is thinking about the playoff. cassidy? >> crazy update for the big ten championsh game. michigan state was stopped on first down and second down. l.j. scott looks to be stopped on third down, but finds a way in, capping off a 22-point, 82-yard drive. over 9:04. it's 16-13, michigan state with under 20 to play.
>> chris: 22-play drive? >> kirk: think about that. with so much at stake. 17 runs out of the 22 plays. how about mark dantonio? and on a fourth down, they ran an option play with connor cook. >> chris: so, now having those three time-outs, do you kick it deep and play defense? the tigers are expecting an onsides kick. >> kirk: you have to kick an onsides kick. >> chris: they tried a couple. weililer has not succeededed this year. but all of a sudden, you're right, this game looked to be completely over. they got the stop and forced thehe eld goal attempt. >> kirk: clemson at t)mes tonight their own worst enemy. >> chris: got a couple kickers in there, so, who is going to end up booting it? there's deception right here. gets the hop -- it was mission handled.
and the heels have it at midfield! a flag did come in. >> kirk: i think 's offsides on northth caroli. >> referee: offsides, kicking team. five-yard penalty. rekick. >> chris: it was freeman jones, the kicker who came in there and booted it. but they going to have to rekick it now. >> kirk: i want to see where this offsides is. because i didn't see it. >> chris: i didn't, either. another look -- >> kirk: 30 is the closest, but he's not offsides. nobobody's offsidesnless it was on the other side. unss it was from the other side. >> that shot doesn't show, to me, doesn't show anybody offside. >> kirk: nobody's offsides.
nobody's offsides. it looked like hunter crawford, the linebacker -- dave, is that reviewable reviewable? >> that is not a reviewable play. >> kirk: wow. >> 30 is the closest, but i have to agree with you. i don't see a clear offsides there. >> kirk: crawford, 30, the linebacker. >> chris: neither did fedora. wow. >> kirk: oh, my god. >> chris: that took a hop. it looked like it was mishandled by the tigers. recovered at the 50 and the heels with threeime-outs -- >> kirk: oh, my gosh. >> chr: would have been in business. the same look on this onsides kick. this time, it's weiler. and this one's fielded, the hit made, it didn' go ten yards but the ball came out! a scramble now back at the 30. orange ball. can you read the lip of the officials and clemson has recovered, but not without another adventuturen that attempt.
that's a shame. >> chris: t those gs got a running start on the previous attempt. and maybe t official just an anticipated it was going to b be offsides. here's the second one. >> kirk: wow. they go to the other side. boy, great hit there by the linebacker, schoettmer. ball is loosee and now, it's just -- i thought elijah hood might get on top of it. switzer's right there. >> chris: renfrow is going to get credited. it didn't go ten, but it was played. you can hit the guy there. >> kirk: i want to go back to the first one, chris. i still -- maybe we're missing something. let's check again. there's nobody offsides. >> chris: not even really within a yard. >> referee: time-out -- >> chris: that call not
the 50 down eight. >> kirk: with three time-outs. >> chris: instead, clemson now will have 1:08 to just bleed out a hard-earned win and now, a challenge from carolina on this ruling of a clemson recovery. hasn't been the easiest year for acc officialals. that's for sure. a lot of funny stuff. this had been a very well-officiated game until this mome. so, dave, they'll challenge and ok at the ruling of a clemson recovery, but isn't this tough to overturn with replay? >> very much so. you have to look for two things. a recovery in the immediate and continuing action of the play. nobodytopped playing. and you have to be able to see a clear recovery. it has to be clear. >> chris: here's what they'll check. kirk, schoettmer delivered a big shot and that knocked the ball loose. and then the scramble is on and
tigers reached around and got the ball. >> kirk: yep. you know, michigan state now -- >> this will stay. >> kirk: michigan state now in indianapolis, they are win. they beat iowa, like you said. we know about oklahoma we noack alabama. looks like clemson after how this gets settled here with this challenge. now, it comes down to, how do you rank these top four? iowa's now out. you got michigan state in. >> referee: after further review, the ruling on the field is confirmed. >> kirk: and now it looks like -- >> chris: confirmed it is clemson bag with 1:08. dabo swinney was adamant. he felt like if they beat the number ten ranked team on a neutral field that, having been number one in every set of rankings, he furmly expected to keep that top seed. >> kirk: i can't imagine the committee, with him being undefeated, with the teams they
state, north carolina. >> chris: watson makes a couple of guys miss. needs to protect the ball more than gain yards. the heels will spend a time-out. >> kirk: alabama has seven wins against teams that won eight games or more. they've looked very good. these last six, seven, eight -- >> chris: the eye test versus the resume. >> kirk: exactly. that's what jeff long and the committee, when they get into the room tonight and in the morning, thosere the things they're going to have to talk about. not just about the resume. we get caught up in the resume, but it's not just the resume. >> chris: but it is just about the order. because we know the four teams. that's a lock. have there's no suspension, like last year. so, we know the four teams, or at least we think we do. >> kirk: the suspension is, who is going to play who and where? that's still interesting. >> chris: i'v wondered from the start, because of the fluidity
the process last year, whether or not they might move some teams around as gallman fights for a yard. you know, they would never say that match-up manipulate is part of the equation, but if you start moving teams, moving lem sop down clemson down, moving alabama up, not having the big ten team in thatourth spot, they could b accused of trying to adjust the match-ups for whatever reason. >> kirk: after watching all the games today and what was at stake coming in with michigan state and iowa being a 4-5 game, with the way that game unfolded, i don't want to asoup anything. but i think i would speculate that the michigan state winning, beating iowa, will probably be at four. so, i think it's really more about, where do they -- how do they deal with clemson, oklahoma and alabama? what order are those three teams? >> chris: be hard to imagine moving oklahoma up.
would be, do they f flip alabama over clemson? or, if you keep clemson at number one, they would be placed in the orange bowl on n year's eve against the number four seed. top seed being, giving geographic preference. watson dives down at the 20 and that will do it. not without some drama and a littleontroversy at the end with that phantom offsides call. but it looks like the player of the year in the acc is going to be the quarterback of the acc champions. dr. pepper unrivaled player of the game, not much suspension there. 421 total yards, five touchdowns responsible for. victory formation as the tigers are going to win their 16th in a
next stop, new year's eve and the playoff for the champions of the acc. "go win it all" said fedora to swinney. disappointment again for marquise williams. losses book-ending the tar heels season here in charlotte. and the quarterback just 11 of 33 33. >> kirk: class, larry fedora. >> chris:now, heather, once again with dabo swinney. it's become a familiar ritual. >> heather: a bit of a tradition for the two of us. >> yes! >> heather: congratulations, coach. you told me that last year you had to watch this one on tv and it was the ultimate frustration. you vowed it would be you this year.
that, fulfill that goal? >> it feels great. this division, you know, we've lost one game the lastwo years and hadn't been able to make it to the championship. you have to go undefeated to get to our championship. just proud of our guys, man. 13-0, you know, in1992 when i was playing, that was good enough for the national championship, not anymore. all it does is get us a chance to go play for it. but man, what a great game. that's what college football's all about. hey, nororth carolina, goodness gracious. i'm glad that's over. i'm glad that's over. great effort on their part. just -- our team has had heart and guts all year long. i mean, they have found ways to win. whether it's a big tuturnover, big play. we got the best player in this conference and the best player in the country in deshawn watt sop. i think he moved that again tonight. but at the end of the game, our offensive line took the game over. i don't know what w wean for, it was abunch. we ran a ton of plays. had some mistakes and then our defense, y know, had a couple
than that last one right there at the endo givee u the ball back. what a great win. happy for the tiger nation. 13-0 and we're looking forwardrd to a pizza party tomorrow in death valley, baby. >> heath: you madade a promise, you are going to have to keep that. coach, you talk about being undefeated. you are number one in the nation. now, you're acc champs. what are you the most proud of? >> i'm just proud of our team and our staff for coming together, you know? you don't accomplish things like this without a great belief in one another. and a love for one another. and these guys, you know, i told them -- i told them tonighght, they already had won this game. they won it, you know, from january until right no tonight was just go take care of business. but a group of winners and listen man, i'm just -- i am just fortunate to be part of it. the good lord has planted me here in clemson and given me an opportunity to lead these young men and i'm thanknkfull forthat. it's been special season but we ain't done yet.
but this was a lot of fun totonight. >> heather: so, i'm going to give you the chance to make your case to the committee on where you should be ranked tomorrow. >> well, we got three top ten wins. anybodylse got that? i don't think so. and we're 13-0. can't do no bette than winning them all. nobody made it easy on us, either. that ought to be an easy decision for them we'll look forward tfigureing out who we're going to go play and we'll give our players off next week, got a lot of recruiting to go do, as the acc champs for the 15th time, and we'll keep rolling. >> heather: all right, coach, congratulations. eny that pizza party. let's go over to tom rinaldi with deshaun watson. >> tom: thank you. deshaun, on t the fie before the game, your coach said, it's a chamampionship so, it's simple. get the ball in number 4's hands. what does your coach's faith mean to you? >> it means a lot. he trusts in me to lead this team, lead this offense, you know, to get the big wins and