Tennessee Clemson Game
Tennessee and Clemson met in a football game as part of the College Football Playoffs on January 1, 2021. The much-anticipated game was hard fought and the result was a 42-17 win for Clemson.
The game was full of excitement and memorable moments:
- Tennessee opened the scoring on the first drive of the game with a 72-yard pass from Jarrett Guarantano to Josh Palmer
- Clemson fullback Lyn-J Dixon scored a touchdown on the first play of the second quarter to put Clemson up 7-14
- Tennessee quarterback Guarantano threw a 68-yard touchdown pass to Jauan Jennings to cut the lead to 14-21
- Clemson wide receiver Cornell Powell caught a 26-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter to make it 21-35
Final Score, Stats and Summary
The final score was 42-17 in favor of the Clemson Tigers.
Trevor Lawrence rushed for one touchdown and passed for 322 yards. Travis Etienne rushed for 105 yards and two touchdowns. Jauan Jennings and Josh Palmer both had 100-plus receiving yards for the Volunteers.
A balanced offensive attack from Clemson helped them secure the victory and move on to their fourth straight College Football Playoff semifinals appearance.
Tennessee struggled to keep up with defending national champion Clemson and the game ultimately came down to turnovers. Tennessee had two turnovers while Clemson had none.
In the end, Tennessee could not hold off Clemson’s powerful offensive attack and the final score was 42-17, in favor of Clemson.