Catanzaro's kick lifts No. 9 Clemson to 31-28 win

Catanzaro's kick lifts No. 9 Clemson to 31-28 win

Published Nov. 12, 2011 8:42 p.m. ET

Chandler Catanzaro kicked a 43-yard field goal as time expired and No. 9 Clemson rallied from 14-points down in the second half to defeat Wake Forest 31-28 and clinch the ACC Atlantic Division title on Saturday.

Catanzaro had missed a 30-yard attempted two minutes before his game winner for the Tigers (9-1, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). However, Clemson's defense quickly got the ball back for one last drive. This time, Catanzaro's attempt was straight and true and sent the Tiger to the ACC title game for the second time in three years. Fans and teammates swarmed Catanzaro in celebration.

Tajh Boyd overcame a poor outing with a two touchdown passes after Wake Forest (5-5, 4-3) had taken a 28-21 lead. Andre Ellington rushed for 98 yards and two touchdowns for the Tigers.