Clemson quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei is like a baseball starting pitcher who got pulled in the fifth inning after seven straight quality outings.

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Rookie backup Cade Klubnik came on in relief Saturday at Memorial Stadium and picked up the victory

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finishing a game in which Clemson came from behind and beat Syracuse, 27-21, at Memorial Stadium.

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Klubnik led back-to-back touchdown drives to put the Tigers ahead in the fourth quarter.

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Fifth-ranked Clemson (8-0, 6-0 ACC) heads into an open date and then a high-profile game No. 5 at Notre Dame, where Uiagalelei made a splash

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two years ago as a freshman, throwing for more yards than any opponent in Fighting Irish history.

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Clemson will not have a freshman starter in South Bend, Indiana, two games in a row. Despite his obvious struggles Saturday

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wo interceptions and a fumble that was returned for a touchdown, Uiagalelei is the man.

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"D.J. is our starter. D.J. is our leader," Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said. "Ain't nothin' changed there. Y'all can go ahead and type that up."

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