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Clemson cruises past Florida State, 59-10

Oct 27, 2018; Tallahassee, FL, USA; Clemson Tigers wide receiver Amari Rodgers (3) reacts after scoring a touchdown again the Florida State Seminolesat Doak Campbell Stadium during the fourth quarter of play. Mandatory Credit: Glenn Beil-USA TODAY Sports

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After finishing the first quarter tied 0-0, Clemson rode the momentum from a roughing the kicker penalty to a rout, breezing past Florida State, 59-10. True freshman QB Trevor Lawrence led the offensive charge as Clemson improved to 8-0 this season while dropping FSU to 4-4.

[Editor's Note: While we grade every player on every game, to qualify for an overall game grade for this recap's purpose, a player must have played at least 20 snaps to be considered a full-time contributor to the game.]

Top 5 Overall

Clemson Offense


Tee Higgins, WR – 80.1 overall grade

Trevor Lawrence, QB – 77.0 overall grade

Diondre Overton, WR – 76.9 overall grade

Amari Rodgers, WR – 74.7 overall grade

Travis Etienne, RB – 73.0 overall grade

Clemson Defense


Christian Wilkins, DI – 85.7 overall grade

Nyles Pinckney, DI – 76.1 overall grade

Xavier Thomas, Edge – 75.5 overall grade

Albert Huggins, DI – 74.6 overall grade

Kendall Joseph, LB – 74.2 overall grade

Florida State Offense


Keyshawn Helton, WR – 88.6 overall grade

Tamorrion Terry, WR – 58.7 overall grade

Nyqwan Murray, WR – 58.7 overall grade

Jacques Patrick, RB – 57.4 overall grade

Deondre Francois, QB – 57.2 overall grade

Florida State Defense


Marvin Wilson, DI – 88.3 overall grade

A.J. Lytton, CB – 78.9 overall grade

Dontavious Jackson, LB – 75.0 overall grade

Demarcus Christmas, DI – 73.0 overall grade

Asante Samuel Jr., CB – 71.1 overall grade

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