Biggest news of the day: Clemson beat Alabama, 7-6
Clemson beat No. 7 Alabama, 71-0, on Saturday night at the Bama campus.
It was the Tigers’ seventh straight win over the Crimson Tide, who were 0-6 in their last nine.
The Tigers are in position to clinch a playoff berth if Alabama loses to Florida State on Saturday.
They’ve won eight of their last 10 games against the Tide.
“Our defense and our offense did a great job today,” coach Dabo Swinney said.
“We’re going to have to do a lot of little things to get that win.”
The Crimson Tide scored just two touchdowns, and they’ve lost three straight to Clemson.
The Tigers also allowed the Tigers to score six times.
Clemson also held Alabama to just one first down in the first half.
Alabama was led by quarterback Jalen Hurts, who completed 15 of 24 passes for 196 yards and two touchdowns.
Hurts threw for 479 yards and five touchdowns against the Tigers last season.
Tigers wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham was also productive, catching five passes for 63 yards.
He caught five passes in his past two games against Clemson.
Clemson’s offensive line had to deal with some physicality in the opening period.
Auburn, No. 1 in the SEC, outgained the Tigers 12 to 8.
Clemson’s defense was able to hold Auburn to just 28 points on 21 offensive plays.
The defense also held the Tigers scoreless for most of the game.
Clemson finished the game with an average of 34.7 points per game.
Last week, Clemson scored the first touchdown in program history, a 41-0 win over No. 6 Alabama.
Clemson is 2-1 this season against the Crimson Flashes.
There are five other teams in the ACC Coastal Division who are also on the road, and three of those are Clemson.
Clemson beat Georgia Southern, 24-7, last week.
The Panthers finished the regular season 3-2 and will play Florida Atlantic on Sunday.
Georgia Southern lost to No. 9 Auburn by a score of 24-21.
Georgia Southern has lost three of its past four.
Florida Atlantic had its two best games of the season, beating Miami (Fla.) and Tennessee State by scores of 38-17 and 34-20, respectively.
USC will play Georgia Southern on Sunday, while Auburn will face USC on Saturday, Sept. 23.