TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – OK, so this Trevor Lawrence kid’s gonna be alright.
Lawrence continued to show why he’s Clemson’s quarterback of the present and the future on Saturday, throwing four touchdown passes in a record-breaking 59-10 rout of Florida State at Doak Campbell Stadium.
The Tigers’ 49-point margin of victory tied for the most lopsided defeat in Florida State history, matching a 49-0 loss at Florida in 1973. It also was the worst home loss ever for the Seminoles, topping a 44-point defeat at the hands of Southern Mississippi in 1981, and gave the Tigers four consecutive victories against Florida State for the first time in school history.
“I thought when I signed up to Florida State I would never lose like this in my life,” Seminoles defensive tackle Marvin Wilson said.
Meanwhile, if style points count when it comes to selecting teams for the College Football Playoff, Clemson is doing its best impression of a national title contender.
The Tigers, who are 8-0 for the sixth time in school history, have outscored their last three opponents 163-13 and appear to be clicking on all cylinders heading into the season’s home stretch.