Cade Klubnik Talks Win Over Syracuse, Troy Stellato, Using Legs

Clemson quarterback Cade Klubnik saw an offense in Saturday’s 31-14 victory that is “getting better every game.”

The sophomore threw for 263 yards and two touchdowns, but he was more thrilled with that he didn’t have any turnovers. The only one the team committed was a fumble by tight end Jake Briningstool as week after a Klubnik turnover doomed the Tigers in a loss to FSU. 

“We wanted to come out and get a win,” Klubnik said about the Syracuse win. “This is a one game season and we went 1-0. Let’s go find us another win. We fought to the very end.”

Here’s what else Klubnik said after Clemson bounced back and improved to 3-2 overall and 1-2 in ACC play:

  • Klubnik said the highlight of the game was making plays on third down. He made a great throw while scrambling to Troy Stellato for a 14-yar TD pass in the first half.
  • Klubnik said he was trying to hit Briningstool, but he was covered and after he avoided a cornerback blitz, he saw Stellato with his hand up in the end zone and made the throw. 
  • On making plays scrambling: “I got to use my legs a lot more, not necessarily running down the field but just making plays with my legs.”
  • On Tyler Brown: Klubnik was “proud” of Stellato, who has spent much of his career injured. “He plays the most free of anybody I’ve ever been around.” 
  • On taking more downfield shots this game, Klubnik said it depends on the defense and Syracuse gave them more chances. “This is definitely a team we knew we would have some shots against. We were close to hitting more.”

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