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Trevor Lawrence's First Drive As Clemson Starter Was A Disaster

Trevor Lawrence throws the ball for Clemson,

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 22: Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers passes against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on September 22, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Earlier this week, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney made the decision to name true-freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence as the team's starting quarterback. The decision to bench Kelly Bryant in favor of Lawrence made headlines after Bryant announced his decision to transfer.

On Saturday afternoon, Clemson took on Syracuse - the program that shocked the Tigers during the 2017 season. Lawrence saw the field for the first time as a starter early in the first quarter.

Facing a 3-0 deficit, Lawrence completed his first pass - a strike over the middle. However, the next snap didn't go too well.

Lawrence botched a handoff with running back Travis Etienne, leaving the ball on the turf. Clemson jumped on the ball for the game's first turnover.

The Orange took the turnover and got points on the drive with a 51-yard field goal. Syracuse jumped out to an early 6-0 lead, but will need touchdowns instead of field goals if the team wants to stay undefeated.

The game can be found on ABC.