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The Bryants lead No. 3 Tigers to 14-6 win over No. 13 Auburn

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson's new starting quarterback had an easy way for the third-ranked Tigers to keep winning the next several years - recruit more Bryants.

Kelly Bryant, Clemson's first-year starter, ran for two touchdowns after a scary hit knocked him to the ground and defensive end Austin Bryant had four of the Tigers' 11 sacks in a 14-6 victory over No. 13 Auburn on Saturday night.

''The Bryant guys were pretty good,'' said Kelly, who's not related to Austin. ''We've got to keep it going.''

If they do, the defending champion Tigers (2-0) might be playing in their third straight title game.

The game was hyped as an early season test of power between two of the country's best teams with hopes of the College Football Playoffs. But Clemson's defense showed its strength early before Kelly Bryant got the offense rolling right before halftime.

Bryant, facing his first Power Five opponent after sitting behind two-time Heisman Trophy finalist Deshaun Watson the past two years, went down hard on a tackle by defensive lineman Dontavius Russell. Bryant lay on the ground motionless before his legs flapped around, looking to most of the 80,000 at Death Valley that he was hurt bad.

Instead, Bryant just needed to regain his breath and find his resolve.

Once Bryant returned, he led an 88-yard drive right before halftime that he ended with a 3-yard scoring run to give Clemson the lead for good 7-6. ''That drive,'' Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said. ''Was a thing of beauty.''

Just as pretty was Bryant's play coming out of the break for a 79-yard TD drive. This time, Bryant had a spinning, 27-yard run to the end zone.

Austin Bryant and the defense made sure that was all Clemson would need.

The defensive Bryant was nearly unblockable much of the night, chasing Stidham all over the field. Stidham brushed it off. ''I've been hit hard before,'' he said. ''We'll bounce back.''

The Auburn Tigers finished with 117 yards overall and just 13 on the ground. Stidham's longest throw was a 23-yarder to Nate Craig-Myers on Auburn's opening drive.

Austin Byrant sacked Stidham on Auburn's final two plays as the Baylor transfer desperately tried to get the ball downfield. Byrant threw for 181 yards on 19-of-29 passing. He also rushed for 68 yards.

''Football players are tough-minded people,'' Austin Bryant said. ''This just shows we were the most prepared team.''

And how about those Bryants?

''We like to tell people we're cousins,'' Austin said. ''We'll probably keep doing it.''

THE TAKEAWAY:

AUBURN: Auburn must find a way to get its offense going and it must start with the offensive line. Jarrett Stidham was continually chased all over the field by Clemson defenders, who registered seven sacks.

''Obviously, we wanted to come out here and win this ballgame,'' Stidham said. ''We didn't execute. (Auburn's) defense had one heck of a game. We've just got to come out and help them more.''

CLEMSON: Clemson still has some issues to work out on offense. The Tigers' running game struggled to get going and the team made too many mistakes in keep drives going. But Clemson's defense did as advertised, shutting down Auburn until its offense with its bevy of new skill players (Byrant at QB, Milan Richard at tight end, C.J. Fuller at tailback and receivers Deon Cain and Ray-Ray McCloud as starters) grow more comfortable playing together.

INJURIES: Auburn played without tailback Kerryon Johnson, who nursed a hamstring injury all week after getting hurt last Saturday against Georgia Southern. ... Clemson was minus starting safety Van Smith who had a knee sprain.

POLL IMPLICATIONS: Look for Clemson to move up to No. 2 with Ohio State's loss to fifth-ranked Oklahoma. Auburn is most likely in for a big slide after failing to score a touchdown against Clemson.

HE SAID IT: Clemson coach Dabo Swinney on his team's play after trailing 6-0 much of the opening half. ''The heart I saw on display, the will to win. It was awesome to see.''

UP NEXT

Auburn as one last game before Southeastern Conference play starts, taking on Mercer at home on Sept. 16.

Clemson starts Atlantic Coast Conference play with perhaps its toughest remaining test, at No. 17 Louisville next Saturday.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 11:47
92-G.Huegel extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
6
14
Touchdown 11:47
2-K.Bryant runs 27 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
26
yds
03:08
pos
6
13
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:48
92-G.Huegel extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
6
7
Touchdown 0:48
2-K.Bryant runs 3 yards for a touchdown.
13
plays
30
yds
03:13
pos
6
6
Field Goal 14:22
38-D.Carlson 28 yards Field Goal is Good.
2
plays
-59
yds
00:38
pos
6
0
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 7:17
38-D.Carlson 24 yards Field Goal is Good.
18
plays
35
yds
07:43
pos
3
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 13 18
Rushing 9 6
Passing 2 10
Penalty 2 2
3rd Down Conv 6-18 9-16
4th Down Conv 1-2 0-0
Total Net Yards 68 264
Total Plays 66 67
Avg Gain 1.0 3.9
Net Yards Rushing 38 98
Rush Attempts 42 36
Avg Rush Yards 0.9 2.7
Net Yards Passing 30 166
Comp. - Att. 13-24 20-31
Yards Per Pass 1.3 5.4
Sacked - Yards Lost 10-49 4-19
Penalties - Yards 8-80 8-60
Touchdowns 0 2
Rushing TDs 0 2
Passing TDs 0 0
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 2
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 2-2
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 8-40.5 6-42.7
Return Yards 60 38
Punts - Returns 1-25 4-17
Kickoffs - Returns 2-35 1-21
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking 2/2 2/3
Extra Points 0/0 2/2
Field Goals 2/2 0/1
Safeties 0 0
1234T
13 Auburn 1-1 33006
3 Clemson 2-0 077014
30 PASS YDS 166
38 RUSH YDS 98
68 TOTAL YDS 264
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Stidham 8 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
54.2% 79 0 0 81.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
56.3% 264 2 1 112.0
J. Stidham 13/24 79 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
K. Pettway 36 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
22 74 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
22 74 0
K. Pettway 22 74 0 15
E. Stove 12 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 13 0
E. Stove 1 6 0 6
C. Cox 27 FB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
C. Cox 1 0 0 0
J. Stidham 8 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
18 -42 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
27 -25 1
J. Stidham 18 -42 0 9
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
R. Davis 23 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
8 32 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 55 1
R. Davis 8 32 0 9
N. Craig-Myers 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 23 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 23 0
N. Craig-Myers 1 23 0 23
W. Hastings 33 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 12 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 80 1
W. Hastings 2 12 0 10
K. Davis 11 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 7 0
K. Davis 1 7 0 7
K. Martin 9 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 15 0
K. Martin 1 5 0 5
D. Slayton 81 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 43 0
D. Slayton 0 0 0 0
E. Stove 12 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 22 0
E. Stove 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
C. Davis 6 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
C. Davis 8-0 0.0 0
T. Williams 30 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 1.0
T. Williams 7-1 1.0 0
T. Matthews 28 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
T. Matthews 5-0 0.0 0
J. Dean 12 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
J. Dean 4-0 0.0 0
J. Davis 13 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
J. Davis 3-0 0.0 0
S. Roberts 14 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
S. Roberts 3-0 0.0 0
D. Brown 5 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
D. Brown 3-0 1.0 0
J. Holland 4 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.5
J. Holland 3-1 0.5 0
J. Dinson 20 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Dinson 2-0 0.0 0
M. Davidson 3 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
M. Davidson 2-0 0.0 0
D. Davis 57 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
D. Davis 2-1 0.0 0
J. Myers 18 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Myers 1-0 0.0 0
A. Williams 79 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
A. Williams 1-1 0.0 0
M. Atkinson 48 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
M. Atkinson 1-0 1.0 0
D. Russell 95 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Russell 1-0 0.0 0
D. Williams 49 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.0
D. Williams 1-3 0.0 0
N. Coe 91 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.5
N. Coe 1-1 0.5 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
D. Carlson 38 K
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 0/0
SEASON FG XP
4/6 5/5
D. Carlson 2/2 28 0/0 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
I. Shannon 43 K
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
8 40.5 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
9 40.7 3
I. Shannon 8 40.5 3 49
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
K. Martin 9 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 19.0 19 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 19.0 19 0
K. Martin 1 19.0 19 0
N. Igbinoghene 4 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 16.0 16 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 16.0 16 0
N. Igbinoghene 1 16.0 16 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
S. Roberts 14 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 25.0 25 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 15.5 25 0
S. Roberts 1 25.0 25 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Bryant 2 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
65.5% 181 0 0 117.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
68.6% 417 1 1 139.9
K. Bryant 19/29 181 0 0
Z. Cooper 6 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 4 0 0 66.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.5% 41 1 0 146.8
Z. Cooper 1/2 4 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
K. Bryant 2 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
19 59 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
26 136 3
K. Bryant 19 59 2 27
A. Choice 26 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 17 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
11 37 1
A. Choice 7 17 0 6
T. Feaster 28 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 15 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
9 84 1
T. Feaster 3 15 0 9
C. Fuller 27 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
11 60 2
C. Fuller 4 9 0 6
Z. Cooper 6 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 11 0
Z. Cooper 1 0 0 0
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
R. McCloud 34 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 81 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 105 0
R. McCloud 6 81 0 33
H. Renfrow 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
9 62 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 78 0
H. Renfrow 9 62 0 13
D. Cain 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 27 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 97 1
D. Cain 2 27 0 20
C. Powell 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 20 1
C. Powell 1 6 0 6
A. Rodgers 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 24 0
A. Rodgers 1 5 0 5
A. Choice 26 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 12 0
A. Choice 1 4 0 4
M. Richard 80 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 70 0
M. Richard 0 0 0 0
D. Greenlee 87 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
D. Greenlee 0 0 0 0
T. Higgins 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 18 0
T. Higgins 0 0 0 0
T. Feaster 28 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
T. Feaster 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
D. O'Daniel 6 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-3 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-3 0 0.5
D. O'Daniel 9-3 0.5 0
C. Ferrell 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 1.0
C. Ferrell 5-1 1.0 0
C. Wilkins 42 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-5 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-5 0 1.5
C. Wilkins 5-5 1.5 0
K. Joseph 34 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.5
K. Joseph 4-3 0.5 0
R. Carter 31 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
R. Carter 4-0 0.0 0
K. Wallace 12 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
K. Wallace 3-0 0.0 0
A. Bryant 7 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-4 0 4.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-4 0 4.0
A. Bryant 3-4 4.0 0
T. Lamar 57 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
T. Lamar 3-1 1.0 0
T. Muse 19 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
T. Muse 3-2 0.0 0
JD. Davis 33 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
JD. Davis 2-0 1.0 0
D. Lawrence 90 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.5
D. Lawrence 2-1 0.5 0
Ja. Williams 30 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
Ja. Williams 1-0 0.0 0
M. Fields 2 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Fields 1-0 0.0 0
T. Mullen 1 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Mullen 1-0 0.0 0
Jo. Williams 59 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
Jo. Williams 1-0 0.0 0
Ch. Smith 43 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
Ch. Smith 1-1 0.0 0
A. Terrell 8 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Terrell 1-0 0.0 0
N. Pinckney 44 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
N. Pinckney 1-0 0.0 0
J. Robinson 50 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
J. Robinson 0-2 0.0 0
A. Huggins 67 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
A. Huggins 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
G. Huegel 92 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/1 2/2
SEASON FG XP
0/1 9/9
G. Huegel 0/1 0 2/2 2
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
W. Spiers 48 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 42.7 4
SEASON NO AVG IN20
6 42.7 4
W. Spiers 6 42.7 4 53
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Powell 17 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 21.0 21 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 21.5 21 0
C. Powell 1 21.0 21 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
R. McCloud 34 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 4.3 9 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 5.2 9 0
R. McCloud 4 4.3 9 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 AUBURN 25 7:43 18 64 FG
5:02 AUBURN 17 3:34 10 30 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 CLEM 6 0:38 2 -59 FG
12:12 AUBURN 17 1:46 3 6 Punt
6:47 AUBURN 29 2:37 6 16 Punt
0:43 AUBURN 21 0:27 3 10 End of quarter
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:42 AUBURN 20 2:41 5 8 Punt
7:54 AUBURN 44 2:08 8 33
2:53 AUBURN 20 1:05 3 6 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 AUBURN 13 1:06 2 -6 Punt
10:07 AUBURN 14 2:25 6 16 Punt
6:05 AUBURN 45 2:42 5 5 Punt
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
7:13 CLEM 25 1:57 5 5 Punt
1:20 CLEM 10 0:00 1 1 FUMBLE
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:17 CLEM 25 1:53 3 9 Punt
10:14 CLEM 46 3:21 10 -17 FG Miss
4:01 CLEM 12 3:13 13 30 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:55 CLEM 21 3:08 10 79 TD
8:49 AUBURN 50 0:50 4 6
5:39 AUBURN 49 2:38 6 -2 Punt
1:38 CLEM 45 1:16 3 7 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:42 CLEM 41 3:28 8 16 Punt
7:31 CLEM 35 1:15 3 2 Punt
3:15 CLEM 18 2:52 8 43 End of game