Clemson’s Travis Etienne sets ACC career scoring record with Sugar Bowl touchdown

Clemson Tigers running back Travis Etienne. (Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports)
Clemson Tigers running back Travis Etienne. (Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports) /

Clemson running back Travis Etienne set a scoring record for the ACC with his three-yard touchdown run in the Sugar Bowl against Ohio State.

For four seasons Travis Etienne has delivered big plays and touchdowns for the Clemson Tigers. On Friday, he became the ACC’s all-time leader in scoring.

Clemson’s outstanding running back punched in a three-yard score to give the Tigers a seven-point lead over Ohio State early in the Sugar Bowl.

It was his 14th of the season and a record-breaker.

Etienne has now scored 78 total touchdowns in his career, tallying 468 points. He overtook Florida State kicker Dustin Hopkins as the all-time ACC leader.

Travis Etienne is a record-breaker for the Clemson Tigers

Etienne is already the ACC’s all-time leading rusher. He broke that mark back in October. The scoring record is just the latest proof of his longevity and ability.

In the Sugar Bowl, Etienne had only nine rushing yards in the first quarter, but he led all Tigers with three catches for 53 yards, including a 26 yarder.

The 2020 season saw Etienne average seven yards per play. He had 1,406 yards from scrimmage and 15 total touchdowns going into the College Football Playoff.

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