NOTES: Tigers fall in Athens

Extended news and notes from Clemson's loss to Georgia.

Team Notes
*Clemson scored 21 points in the first half. Tied for the most Clemson has scored in a first half against Georgia. The Tigers also scored 21 in the first half in 1986 and in 2013. The halftime score last year was 21-21.

*Clemson gained 276 yards of total offense and scored 21 points in the first half. The Tigers averaged 253 yards of total offense and 20.5 points per half last year.

*Clemson ran 54 plays in the first half, the most plays Clemson has run in a half against Georgia since 1980 when the Tigers ran 56 in the first half in the game in Athens. The Tigers ran 56 plays to just 10 for Georgia in the first half of that game, yet Georgia led 14-10 at intermission.

Individual Notes
*Clemson game captains today were Cole Stoudt, Adam Humphries, Grady Jarrett, Vic Beasley, and Sam Cooper.

*McKensie Alexander started in the secondary for the Tigers today in his first game as a redshirt freshman. He is the first freshman to start the first game of the season in the secondary since Alex Ardley in 1998. Ardley started all 11 games that season.

*Mike Williams had a career high 88 yards receiving in the first half. His previous best for a game was 70 yards receiving against The Citadel last year.

*Both quarterbacks directed touchdown drives for Clemson in the first half. Cole Stoudt took the Tigers on a pair of scoring drives (70 and 68) and freshman Deshaun Watson led the Tigers on a scoring drive (78) in the second period in his only appearance. Clemson actually had touchdown drives of at least 68 yards on consecutive drives that were led by two different quarterbacks.

*Adam Humphries had five catches tonight and went over the 100 mark for his career. He enters the home opener against South Carolina State with 102.

*Bradley Pinion had a career high 10 punts tonight and averaged 45.1 yards per boot.

He had two punts inside the 20 and no touchbacks. He now has 26 punts inside the 20 without a touchback over his last 14 games.

*C.J. Davidson, who came to Clemson on a track scholarship, had 13-66 rushing tonight, his career high in total yardage, and had a touchdown. He averaged 5.1 yards per rush.

*When Deshaun Watson threw a touchdown pass in the second period he became the first Clemson freshman quarterback to throw a touchdown pass since Tajh Boyd threw two in the Belk Bowl against South Florida in 2010.

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