Clemson University and Wake Forest University had a tough game that went into double overtime, and Clemson just barely came out on top.
Clemson University and Wake Forest University had a tough game that led to double overtime, and several fans and officials found it a frustrating and emotional game to watch. The Tigers, who were a favorite to win coming into the game, have beat North Carolina every year since 2009.
Many predicted it would be a close game. According to Caesars Sportsbook (reported by CBS Sports), the Tigers were favored by 7.5 points. The Tigers have some great impact players, particularly running back Will Shipley.
Shipley is on a “record scoring” pace, according to CBS Sports. He’s made two rushing touchdowns in each of the Tigers first three games and is the first Clemson player since 1950 to score multiple touchdowns in each of the first three games. He’s also currently one of three players to do so this season. He’s undoubtedly a threat in NCAA, and he’s one of the key players for the Tigers this season.
Wake Forest also has some good players, particularly quarterback Sam Hartman. Hartman has been reliable since 2018 when he made his debut with North Carolina, and he earned Second Team All-ACC honors last season. Over his five seasons, he’s had a completion percentage of 57.9, 9,891 passing yards and 79 touchdowns.
Wide receiver A.T. Perry pairs up well with Hartman. He’s a huge playmaker with a career average of 17.5 yards per reception, 1,788 total yards and 18 touchdowns, 15 of which were last season.
Several good players make for a good game, and many viewers had a lot to say about the craziness that led to double overtime.
Best memes and reactions from Clemson outlasting Wake Forest upset
Bleacher Report Tweeted a hilarious post with a photo of a guy crying but watching something intently. The post was captioned, “CFB fans watching this Clemson-Wake Forest game.”
Dan Wolken of USA Today spoke out as well, predicting that Wake Forest may regret such a loss in double-OT. He wrote, “Clemson escapes. Wake may look back with regret on getting conservative on its final drive of regulation.”
A fan posted a gif of a man sweating and fanning himself down, appearing to be with relief. He wrote, “Clemson parlay players after that wild game #CLEMvsWAKE #clemsonfootball #NCAAFootball.”
One fan believes Clemson is ranked far too high. He quote Tweeted a post from ESPN where Clemson is ranked No. 5 and stated, “Clemson should be #15 minimum.”
Another fan made a jab at the lengthy game and wrote, “age before the clemson game: 16 age after the clemson game: 80 going on 81.”
One fan took a jab at Clemson coach Dabo Swinney, stating, “Clemson squeaking out a win today is just gonna make Dabo’s eventual first loss later in the season even sweeter when it costs him a playoff spot.”
Another was destroyed by the game and expressed that through a gif of a guy tiredly, and with sorrow, falling down to the ground.
One highlighted DJ Uiagalelei’s performance with a caption of, “National pundits: DJ won’t win Clemson a game when they need it DJ:,” above a gif that stated, “Watch this.”
One Tweeted a gif of Leonardo DiCaprio clapping and wrote, “That Clemson wake game to start the CFB day.”
And, quite possibly the funniest one, a fan put a gravestone of Wake Forest. They captioned it, “CLEMSON HANGS ON IN 2OT! A ranked win on the road means another addition to the cemetery. RIP #21 Wake Forest.”
The game was a crazy one, to say the least.