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Allen confident that ‘no one can really stop’ Clemson’s offense now

Max Knipstein, Contributor

Davis Allen (84) lines up pre-snap against South Carolina State in Memorial Stadium on Sept. 11, 2021.

Unwinding after a double-overtime win against Wake Forest, Clemson senior tight end Davis Allen gave insight on last week’s game and how the Tigers will prepare for No. 10 NC State on Saturday.
After struggling to score points in 2021, Clemson came away with a 51-45 victory against Wake Forest, which was the most points Allen and the Tigers’ offense have scored since 2020
“I think we are definitely heading in the right direction as an offense from a confidence standpoint and from a performance standpoint as well,” Allen said. 
In the six-point victory, Allen caught the game-winning 21-yard touchdown from quarterback DJ Uiagalelei before Clemson’s defense made a stop to seal the win. 
“I kind of got past him (the defender) a little bit and tried to instantly find DJ and everything around me blacked out a little bit, and it was just me and DJ,” Allen said.
The 6-foot-6, 250-pound tight ended up finishing last Saturday with two touchdowns and 36 yards on four receptions.
Allen touched on his hurdle over a Wake Forest defender instead of taking a tackle low to the knees, saying that he needed to “go for it.” 
Last weekend’s brawl of a game will not be forgotten by the team, especially looking ahead to upcoming games. 
The former three-star recruit added that he sees the win over Wake Forest as a “huge confidence booster” for the rest of the season. 
“We know as a group, as long as we’re clicking and on the same page, no one can really stop us,” Allen added.
With his strong performance in Week 4, Allen now has nine receptions for 120 yards and two touchdowns in the 2022 season. 
Despite last year’s loss to the Wolfpack towering over the Tigers, Allen thinks they need to focus on what needs to be fixed now instead of last year’s struggles.
“We really (need to) focus on what we got to clean up and put our best foot forward Saturday,” Allen said. 
The tight end thinks that the NC State game will be special and hopes that they can “feed off the energy” from fans and the fact that College GameDay will be in town.
The game at Death Valley against the Wolfpack is sure to entertain, given the history between both teams. “The Textile Bowl” between the two undefeated teams is set to kick off on Sept. 26 at 7:30 pm EDT. 

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