Punter Will Spiers got to play some quarterback for Clemson football on Saturday afternoon.
Will Spiers actually played quarterback for Clemson football in a huge blowout victory Saturday.
The No. 1 Clemson Tigers demolished the buzz-less Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets to the tune of 73-7. With the game well out of reach for the Ramblin’ Wreck at halftime, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney went about playing almost every Tiger imaginable at quarterback. Though D.J. Uiagalelei didn’t play due to a shoulder injury, even Clemson’s punter Spiers got to play some quarterback.
Clemson essentially treated Georgia Tech like Cumberland College on Saturday.
Heisman Trophy favorite Trevor Lawrence competed 24-of-32 passes for 404 yards, five touchdowns and a pick before his day was done. Hunter Helms completed 5-of-7 passes for 74 yards and two touchdowns. Taisun Phommachanh completed 2-of-7 passes for nine yards and Spiers completed 2-of-3 passes for 13 yards in this blowout ACC rout of Georgia Tech.
It’s silly what Swinney tries to do to keep this ACC games interesting for Clemson. Can he attempt 61-yard field goals in a rainstorm before halftime vs. the Miami Hurricanes? Can he actually have success moving the sticks with a punter playing quarterback for him vs. Georgia Tech? This is what happens when you have an SEC roster and play an ACC schedule.
Outside of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and maybe the North Carolina Tar Heels, Clemson will not be challenged by seemingly anyone in ACC play. Though the ACC title bout could be interesting, there is a great chance it won’t be. Odds are the first time Clemson faces a worthy adversary might come in the Sugar Bowl from the No. 4 seed in the 2021 College Football Playoff.
Clemson was having too much fun at a rebuilding Georgia Tech team’s expense on Saturday.