Clemson upset by Duke in opening game of the season

Fox Carolina's Zach Prelutsky is live in Downtown Greenville right now with more on how fans are reacting to the game tonight.
Published: Sep. 4, 2023 at 6:01 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - Clemson football was upset by Duke on Monday night as they traveled to Durham for their first game of the season.

The nationally ranked Tigers looked to start the season off strong as expectations are high for the defending ACC champs.

Clemson’s offense got off to a slow start Monday night, going scoreless in their first three drives before eventually scoring on a touchdown pass to Will Shipley.

The teams went into halftime with Clemson up 7-6, but the Blue Devils dominated in the second half on their way to a 28-7 win.

Turnovers hurt the Tigers throughout the game. They lost two fumbles, and Cade Klubnik threw an interception late in the game that sealed the win for the Blue Devils. Clemson’s special teams also struggled as freshman kicker Robert Gunn II missed the only two field goals he attempted.

Clemson will return home on Saturday to take on Charleston Southern.