SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) – DeShaun Watson had a big day for No. 1 Clemson with two touchdowns passing and 101 yards rushing and a score as the top-ranked Tigers held off Syracuse 37-27 on Saturday.
The win gave the Tigers (10-0, 7-0 ACC; No. 1 CFP) at least 10 wins for the fifth straight season and their first 10-0 start since they won their only national championship in 1981.
With 13 straight wins, the Tigers have their longest winning streak in 34 years.
Syracuse (3-7, 1-5 ACC) put up a good fight for embattled coach Scott Shafer, but lost for the seventh time in a row. The Orange are 1-10 in games against the No. 1 team.
Watson was 34 of 47 for 360 yards with one interception. Greg Huegel had three field goals for the Tigers.