Trevor Lawrence gets caught by Zamari Walton in the first quarter as Lawrence would lose 14 ACC record passes for most consecutive shots without interception (0:39)
Ultimately, Trevor Lawrence’s first interception since last year became a footnote after another dominant performance, this time in Clemson’s 73-7 win over Georgia Tech on Saturday.
Lawrence led a prolific offensive charge for the No 1 Tigers, throwing in for a career-high 404 yards and five touchdown passes in the first half, also a career-high His day ended after the first second half training, but that didn’t stop his teammates from scoring After Lawrence led an academic record of 52 points in the first half, Clemson finished with 73 and the biggest margin of victory ever over an ACC opponent
The only mistake he made came at the end of the first quarter Under pressure, Lawrence was pushed back by Zamari Walton after throwing an ill-advised deep pass It was Lawrence’s first interception since the first quarter against Louisville in October 19, 2019 Lawrence entered the Georgia Tech game with a chance to break Russell Wilson’s record for most consecutive non-interception passes, 379 from 2008-09 while playing at NC State
Lawrence’s streak ends at 366 straight passes without interception In his post-game comments, Lawrence said he didn’t put any extra pressure on himself knowing this record was a possibility, instead highlighting his overall performance
« I think I played well today, » said Lawrence « It’s the most important thing that comes out of the game, I feel like I’m mentally prepared I think I progressed well, went through my readings, took care of the ball for the most part That one is playing, even though it was an interception, I feel like my decision was still right We had one on one and this guy got just made a good play From that point of view it’s going to be in football, especially in the attack that we’re running We’re taking a lot of shots It’s going to happen, but I’m really happy with the way our attack played out today We were all really locked up It was great «
Indeed, Lawrence is playing the best football of his career considering what he has done in the first five games He completes over 70% of his passes, with 1,544 yards, 15 touchdowns for a single interception – and four touchdowns on the ground
Against Georgia Tech, Lawrence became Clemson’s second quarterback to throw for 400 yards and five touchdowns in a road game He joins Tajh Boyd, who has done it twice – once in 2012 and another times in 2013
« This is the highest level of football that I have seen of him, but this is what I think he expects and what everyone in our building expects from him, » said offensive coordinator Tony Elliott « He does an amazing job blocking out any outside noise about the future. I think the most important thing is he’s really, really present in the moment, I think that’s what keeps him going. playing your best football He’s perfectly at ease where he is He takes every opportunity he has to run there, he doesn’t think about the future, he just tries to focus on being the best version of him for his teammates »
His future, of course, involves the NFL, where Lawrence is expected to be the No. 1 pick in the 2021 Draft Tanking for Trevor has become a popular hashtag on NFL Sundays, especially for teams struggling to win.
Lawrence has said this will be his last season at Clemson, and there’s no doubt he wants it to count. His performance on Saturday was just the latest example For Proof: Clemson (5-0, 4- 0 ACC) has now scored at least 37 points in each of his first five games for the first time in school history
Additionally, Lawrence is 30-1 as a starter, joining Rodney Williams, Boyd and Deshaun Watson as the only quarterbacks in school history to win at least 30 games as a quarterback leaving The school record, held by his three predecessors, is 32
« He’s just having fun, » said Clemson coach Dabo Swinney « He’s having fun He’s really focused I’ve never been with a guy who’s just more connected to today, literally, today and when I see him on Monday he’ll be locked up on Monday He’s just enjoying his trip He loves to play He loves to prepare He loves a challenge and he is so focused on his execution and his details His readings, his footwork, the little one just a real joy to be able to work with him every day «
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