SC State Review

  by - Radio Host - Monday, September 8, 2014 6:43 AM

SC State Review
Outside of one fumble that was returned for a touchdown, I am not sure how Saturday could have gone any better in Clemson's 73-7 win over SC State.

Clemson got the win in a dominating fashion and the Tigers came out of the game without injury.

I can't remember a game where Clemson looked more dominant on both sides of the football.  The Tigers had 32 first downs to the Bulldogs' five.  SC State did not have a first down until the final three minutes of the first half.

The Tigers outgained SC State 735 to 44 including 467 passing yards and 268 yards on the ground.

The only possible negative that could come out of the game was the increased attention on the quarterback competition.  Cole StoudtCole Stoudt
Sr. Quarterback
#18 6-4, 231
Dublin, OH

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was solid with a performance of 22 of 31 with 302 yards and a touchdown.  Stoudt did have a few questionable throws however.

Freshman sensation Deshaun WatsonDeshaun Watson
Fr. Quarterback
#4 6-3, 204
Gainesville, GA

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had another impressive game as he went eight of nine through the air for 154 yards and three touchdowns.  Watson's only incompletion came on a dropped ball.  Watson also had five carries for 20 yards.

This game fueled the fire for those that want to talk about the competition between Stoudt and Watson.  Quite frankly Watson looks more talented.  He has a quicker release.  He has a stronger arm.  Watson is a better athlete who makes more plays with his feet.  And Saturday he was the more efficient quarterback leading the Tigers to four touchdowns in his four drives.

Watson was not the only freshman who shined Saturday.  Adam ChoiceAdam Choice
Fr. Running Back
#26 5-10, 211
Thomasville, GA

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had 12 carries for 74 yards and a touchdown.  Wayne GallmanWayne Gallman
RS Fr. Running Back
#9 6-1, 209
Loganville, GA

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had 10 carries for 71 yards.

The receiving corps was led by freshman Artavis ScottArtavis Scott
Fr. Wide Receiver
#3 5-11, 190
Oldsmar, FL

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who had six catches for 164 yards and two touchdowns.

Defensively the Tigers were dominant in shutting down the Bulldogs.  Clemson held State to 37 yards passing and seven yards rushing.

Jadar JohnsonJadar Johnson
So. Defensive Back
#18 6-1, 207
Orangeburg, SC

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scored on a 60-yard interception return.

Also Ammon LakipAmmon Lakip
RS Jr. Kicker
#36 5-10, 200
Alpharetta, GA

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went 3-3 in the field goal department.

So the Tigers played a lot of players and got a bunch of freshmen involved.  The opponent was outmanned but the future looks extremely bright with playmakers like Watson, Scott, Choice, Gallman and Demarre KittDemarre Kitt
Fr. Wide Receiver
#8 6-1, 183
Tyrone, GA

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With an open date this week, the talk around the program will be focused on a trip to Florida State in two weeks and the quarterback competition.  Both conversations should be quite entertaining.

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#98 6-2, 310
Thomasville, GA

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and family, Catherine Sewell, Randy Davenport, Patrick DeStefanoPatrick DeStefano
Offensive Line (2012 - 2013)
#71 6-5, 275
Spartanburg, SC

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RS Sr. Defensive End
#9 6-4, 273
Jacksonville, FL

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