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Texas A&M linebacker Tyrel Dodson (25) knocks a ball away from Clemson cornerback Mark Fields (2) during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Sam Craft)

Here are five unsung heroes from Texas A&M's 28-26 loss to No. 2 Clemson on Saturday at Kyle Field

• Texas A&M senior offensive guard Keaton Sutherland not only held his own against the decorated Clemson defensive line, he recovered a Trayveon Williams fumble to keep a drive alive in the first quarter.

• A&M junior punter Braden Mann got off a 69-yard punt in the second quarter, pinning Clemson at its 15-yard line. He also punted 73 yards from under his own goal post, and his heads up play on Daniel LaCamera's field goal attempt that Clemson blocked probably saved a touchdown as he tackled Mark Fields, who picked up the ball near the Tiger sideline.

• A&M senior linebacker Otaro Alaka tackled quarterback Trevor Lawrence for a loss of 3 on a third-and-1 midway through the second quarter, keeping Clemson's lead at 14-3.

• A&M senior tight end Trevor Wood made a diving catch of a tipped ball for 8 yards on a third-and-7 to keep a drive alive.

• A&M junior linebacker Tyrel Dodson raced across the field to break up a pass thrown by receiver Hunter Renfrow to Amari Rodgers that would have been a touchdown late in the third quarter.

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