Travis Zachery ran for four touchdowns and Brandon Streeter threw for two more yesterday afternoon as Clemson piled up its biggest output since 1990 in rolling to a 58-7 rout of visiting Duke.
It was the most points for Clemson since a 59-0 victory over Long Beach State in 1990 and the most against an Atlantic Coast Conference opponent since an 82-24 victory over Wake Forest in 1981, the year Clemson won its only national championship.
The Tigers (5-4, 5-2 ACC) scored on their first five possessions in racing to a 21-0 lead over Duke (2-7, 2-4) after one quarter. Clemson also dominated defensively with three interceptions and eight sacks. Sophomore linebacker Keith Adams had five sacks, giving him a Clemson-record 11 this season, and Robert Carswell had two interceptions.
WAKE FOREST 19, UNC 3: In Chapel Hill, N.C., Wake Forest (5-4, 2-4) played solid defense and error-free football in snapping a nine-game losing streak against the Tar Heels (1-8, 0-6), who dropped their seventh straight.
With Wake Forest leading, 10-3, midway through the third quarter, linebacker Dustin Lyman sacked Tar Heels quarterback Luke Huard and recovered the fumble at the North Carolina 29.
Matthew Burdick converted a 29-yard field goal five plays later. He added two fourth-quarter field goals.