No. 2 Clemson tops Wake Forest 28-14 as Bryant injured


Bryant went to the team's medical tent on the sidelines where he was examined for a lower leg injury. Backup Zerrick Cooper took over with the Tigers ahead 21-0. Wake Forest failed on several key chances to make things closer as normally reliable Mike Weaver (he opened the season 10-of-10 on field goals) missed two against the Tigers. Wake Forest also plays really hard. Punter Will Spiers found Cornell Powell for a 5-yard pass completion on fourth-and-4 that gave the Tigers a first down at the Wake Forest 49-yard line.

The Demon Deacons present a solid defense with lots of experience.

Provided Bryant is unable to play in Week 7, Cooper seems likely to get the call in a game the Tigers should win regardless of their starting quarterback's availability.

In the end, I believe the Tigers are able to get some points on the board and the defense is able to hold Wake Forest to little-to-no points.

Before being forced out of the game, Bryant accounted for 200 yards passing and one touchdown and 39 yards rushing.

It's looking more and more like a two-team race to the national championship game once more.

Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant took a shot to the knee in the third quarter on a touchdown drive that put the Tigers up 21-0.

STAT OF THE GAME: A game of firsts. It was the first career touchdown for Washington, a redshirt sophomore.

The Deacons' best drive of the first half came in the final minute, when Greg Dortch caught two third-down passes for conversions. Bryant said he'll be in treatment all week to prepare for Syracuse on Friday night.

Swinney made sure to mention the fans and Clemson students on multiple occasions this week.