Defense dominates in Clemson spring game in front of record crowd
As expected, defense was the story for most of the Clemson spring game. The white team defeated the orange team 17-0 in front of a spring game record crowd of 27,000 Saturday in Death Valley.
Brandon Maye was the game's leading tackler, tallying eight stops for the orange team. Redshirt freshman Quandon Christian and Sophomore Spencer Shuey had seven and six tackles respectively.
Kourtnei Brown totaled five tackles and a pass break up, while Andre Branch notched two sacks and three quarterback pressures.
In the secondary, Byron Maxwell broke up two passes and recovered a fumble, and Rashard Hall had three passes broken up and the game's only interception.
There were some bright spots on offense, however.
Andre Ellington had 16 carries for 86 yards and a touchdown.
Kyle Parker wasn't great, completing just 7 of 15 passes for 79 yards, but he did catch a 23-yard touchdown pass from wide receiver Marquan Jones on an end around.
Tajh Boyd struggled, only completing 8 of his 25 pass attempts. He did, however, have four completions of over 20 yards.
Tight end Duane Allen caught three of those passes for 81 yards total. Jaron Brown snagged two passes for 33 yards, and Terrence Ashe and Andre Ellington each had two catches for 28 yards.