Why Clemson’s Fans Rushed The Field vs. Syracuse Today

first_imgA view of Clemson's stadium at night from high up.CLEMSON, SC – SEPTEMBER 3: A general view of the game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Clemson Tigers at Clemson Memorial Stadium on September 3, 2005 in Clemson, South Carolina. Clemson defeated Texas A&M 25-24. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)On Saturday afternoon, Clemson found itself against the ropes as Syracuse looked to pull of the upset for the second-consecutive season. After losing quarterback Trevor Lawrence in the first half, it looked like the Tigers were in trouble.Then the Clemson offensive line took over and the Tigers ran all over the Syracuse defensive line to win the game by a final score of 27-23. After the game, Clemson – the No. 3 team in the nation – rushed the field.Initially, the fans received flak on social media for rushing the field against an unranked opponent. However, the Tigers faithful does this after every win.According to SB Nation, the move dates back well beyond 2003. It’s called the “Gathering at the Paw.”No. 3 Clemson barely escapes unranked Syracuse and fans rush the field. pic.twitter.com/DzlKCiMtHp— Sporting News (@sportingnews) September 29, 2018Clemson escaped with the win to keep its hopes of an undefeated season and a potential trip to the college Football Playoff alive.Next up for Clemson is a trip to Wake Forest.last_img read more