Freshman Tyshon Dye rushed for 124 yards and two touchdowns as Clemson bounced back from its loss to Georgia Tech last week with a 28-0 win over Georgia State on Saturday.
The Tigers (8-3) fell apart offensively a week ago with its lowest point total in seven years to lose to the 17th-ranked Yellow Jackets 28-6. But behind Dye's powerful runs, Clemson again got cranked up to run past the Panthers (1-10), who have lost 10 straight.
Dye's rushing yards were the highest single-game total for Clemson this season. He had touchdown runs of 3 and 6 yards in the opening quarter that put the Tigers up for good.
Quarterback Cole Stoudt also rebounded after throwing three interceptions — two returned for TDs — last game. He completed 19 of 29 passes for 132 yards and an 8-yard touchdown pass to Mike Williams that closed Clemson's scoring.