No. 5 Clemson is on upset alert towards No. 14 Syracuse, partly due to a tough efficiency by quarterback DJ Uiagalelei. The junior started the day finishing 13 of 21 passes for 138 yards and two interceptions.
Uiagalelei tossed his second turnover of the day in the midst of the third quarter, already down 21–10 to the Orange. Fortunately for Uiagalelei, Syracuse didn’t rating on the following possession. Nevertheless, that interception appeared to be sufficient for coach Dabo Swinney, who determined to bench Uiagalelei for freshman Cade Klubnik starting with the following offensive sequence.
On his first drive, Klubnik led Clemson down the sector, finishing 1-of-2 passes for 18 yards and including eight dashing yards. Phil Mafah scored a landing on 4th-and-goal from the 1-yard line to chop the Syracuse result in 21–16, however Klubnik was intercepted on the following two-point conversion try.
Clemson started this season with an undefeated 7–0 document partly due to Uiagalelei’s efficiency, as he accounted for 17 passing touchdowns and 4 dashing touchdowns to this point this yr. But, after getting into the sport with simply two interceptions, Uiagalelei doubled that quantity on Saturday, resulting in being benched.
Klubnik, in the meantime, is a real freshman who has appeared in simply 4 video games this season, totaling simply 66 yards and one landing getting into Saturday. The previous five-star recruit was the highest quarterback within the 2022 recruiting class, and No. 6 participant total.
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