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Upset Alert: Clemson Tied With North Carolina At Halftime

A closeup of Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney.

CLEMSON, SC - OCTOBER 07: Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers walks the sidelines during the Tigers' game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Memorial Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images)

The Clemson Tigers haven't lost a football game since the College Football Playoff semifinal back during the 2017 season. They're officially on the ropes on Saturday afternoon, however.

North Carolina, behind a few big plays on offense and a timely turnover on defense, has gotten the best of Clemson through two quarters. At the break, it's tied 14-14.

North Carolina scored on its opening drive when Sam Howell found Dyami Brown for a 40-yard score. Clemson's opening drive ended with a missed field goal attempt by B.T. Potter.

Clemson later evened the score on a 13-yard touchdown run by Travis Etienne. But the Tar Heels grabbed the lead back on a 10-yard strike from Howell to Beau Corrales.

Just before the break, Clemson evened the score on a three-yard touchdown run by quarterback Trevor Lawrence.

While Lawrence hasn't looked amazing this year, Clemson hasn't really struggled in any of its four contests. North Carolina, meanwhile, been been involved in four tight contests - winning against South Carolina and Miami and losing to Wake Forest and Appalachian State.

Clemson will need to find its rhythm on offense in the second half to avoid the upset. The game is being broadcast on ABC.