College football roundup: Former Crest standout injured in Clemson’s upset loss at Notre Dame
By Richard Walker
Saturday was a big day in college football for local products, especially for No. 1 Clemson and former Crest standout Lannden Zanders as the Tigers rallied from behind before seeing their regular season winning streak end at 36 games.
Here’s a look at how it all transpired:
Notre Dame 47, Clemson 40 (2 OT): Former Crest standout Lannden Zanders (Crest 2019 graduate) suffered an apparent shoulder injury in the first half of a game that saw Clemson lose a regular season game for the first time since 2017 at Syracuse.
Zanders was helped from the field in the first half and did not return after recording two tackles in his eight straight start of the season at strong safety.
Clemson (7-1) trailed 23-10 before rallying to take a 33-26 lead late in regulation. No. 4 Notre Dame forced overtime and outscored the Tigers 14-7 in the overtime periods.
Clemson is idle next week before playing at Florida State on Nov. 21.
North Carolina 56, Duke 24: The Tar Heels got 12 tackles and one fumble recovery from Chazz Surratt (East Lincoln 2016) and three carries for 20 yards rushing from British Brooks (Ashbrook 2018) to win the “Victory Bell” again and improved their record to 5-2.
For Duke (2-6), Tony Davis (Hunter Huss 2019) made his first tackle of the season.
Next week, the Tar Heels host Wake Forest while the Blue Devils are off until they host Wake Forest on Nov. 21.
Texas A&M 48, South Carolina 3: Nick Muse (South Point 2017) caught one pass for six yards for South Carolina (2-3), which visits Mississippi next Saturday.
Liberty 38, Virginia Tech 35: Dax Hollifield (Shelby 2018) had six tackles for Virginia Tech (4-3), which hosts Miami, Fla., next Saturday.
Tulane 38, East Carolina 21: Chris Willis (Crest 2016) started for a fourth straight week at defensive end and made one tackle in the Pirates’ home loss.
Aaron Ramseur (Crest 2016) missed his first game of the season for East Carolina (1-5), which visits Cincinnati next Saturday.
Miami 44, N.C. State 41 (Friday): Jaylon Scott (Shelby 2019) played in his seventh straight game this season for the Wolfpack (4-3), which hosts Florida State next Saturday.