Going into halftime down 28-13 to Boston College, Clemson seemed to be missing their star quarterback.
The second half painted a whole new picture as the Tigers stormed back to take a 34-28 lead and win the game. Led by a strong performance from freshman quarterback DJ Uiagalelei, Clemson looked to be in good hands in the absence of Trevor Lawrence.
Lawrence was forced to miss Saturday's game after he tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. It must've been difficult for the Heisman Trophy leader to watch his team play without him, but the quarterback still took to Twitter to congratulate the Tigers after the comeback win.
He specifically called out his young QB counterpart Uiagalelei.
Uiagalelei threw for 342 yards and recorded three total touchdowns, two through the air and one rushing. Clemson's long-term future looks to be in good hands as Lawrence will certainly enter the NFL draft next year.
The freshman's incredible performance also bodes well for the Tiger's short-term future. It's still unclear whether or not Lawrence will be able to return for Clemson's top-five matchup with No. 4 Notre Dame next Saturday.
The Tigers are operating under CDC guidelines that require 10 days of isolation after the first positive test. This means Lawrence could be cleared on Friday if his symptoms subside by then.
It was really Clemson's defense that struggled in the first half of Saturday's game with Boston College. If the defense can pick it up like they did in the second half and Uiagalelei can continue to play at this pace, the Tigers should still be favored against Notre Dame, even without their star QB.
That being said, Clemson fans sure would love Lawrence back as soon as possible.
UPDATE: Clemson will be without Lawrence next weekend, too, as Dabo Swinney shared the news moments ago.
Clemson and Notre Dame are set to play on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. E.T. on ABC.