South Carolina State Review


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South Carolina State Review
When facing an opponent where you are favored by 52 points I think you need to accomplish three major goals. First is to win the game. You don't need to experience the embarrassment of losing a game like this. Second is to play a lot of players. Gaining experience is a major goal in games of this nature. Finally, emerge from this kind of game without major injuries.

Clemson accomplished all three goals in my mind with a 52-13 win over South Carolina State Saturday.

I thought it was a very good crowd for an FCS opponent. Clemson fans showed up and it was good to see a crowd like the one we witnessed Saturday.

Offensively, the Tigers were not sharpe but managed 28 first downs. Clemson's running game was OK with 183 yards rushing. Clemson ran 95 total plays and had over 500 yards of total offense. The offense was not hitting on all cylinders but still managed 95 plays without a turnover.

Tajh BoydTajh Boyd
RS Sr. Quarterback
#10 6-1, 225
Hampton, VA

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was not as crisp as he usually is. He was 14 of 23 for 169 yards and played OK but Cole StoudtCole Stoudt
Jr. Quarterback
#18 6-4, 205
Dublin, OH

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had a record setting performance. Stoudt was 19-for-20 (.950) passing for 143 yards and three touchdowns. Stoudt’s completion percentage is the highest single-game completion percentage in school history. The previous record was 94.1 percent when Woodrow Dantzler went 16-for-17 in a 38-0 win against the Citadel in 2000. Dantzler was an honorary captain Saturday.

Chad KellyChad Kelly
RS Fr. Quarterback
#11 6-2, 210
Buffalo, NY

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saw his first action and played OK but it was obvious that Stoudt is ahead of Kelly at this point.

Clemson quarterbacks completed passes to 14 different receivers. Sammy WatkinsSammy Watkins
Jr. Wide Receiver
#2 6-1, 205
Fort Myers, FL

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was not a big factor but it was nice to see Martavis BryantMartavis Bryant
Jr. Wide Receiver
#1 6-5, 200
Calhoun Falls, SC

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get back on track with four receptions for 87 yards.

Germone HopperGermone Hopper
RS Fr. Wide Receiver
#5 6-0, 170
Charlotte, NC

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had six catches for 66 yards and two touchdowns. Jay Jay McCulloughJay Jay McCullough
RS Fr. Tight End
#89 6-3, 230
Fort Mill, SC

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, Mike WilliamsMike Williams
Fr. Wide Receiver
#7 6-5, 205
Vance, SC

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, Jordan LeggettJordan Leggett
Fr. Tight End
#16 6-6, 235
Navarre, FL

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and TJ Green had the first receptions of their careers.

The offensive line had a few issues but played a ton of players.

On defense, the Tigers held the Bulldogs to 241 yards of total offense and 86 yards on the ground. Clemson allowed two big plays for scores but the defense also scored twice on interceptions.

Kalon DavisKalon Davis
RS Jr. Offensive Guard
#67 6-5, 330
Chester, SC

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got a start due to Tyler ShatleyTyler Shatley
Gr. Offensive Guard
#62 6-3, 295
Icard, NC

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's foot injury. Carlos WatkinsCarlos Watkins
So. Defensive Tackle
#94 6-3, 300
Mooresboro, NC

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started last week at one defensive tackle but DeShawn WilliamsDeShawn Williams
Jr. Defensive Tackle
#99 6-1, 285
Central, SC

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started this week. Tavaris BarnesTavaris Barnes
RS Jr. Defensive End
#9 6-3, 270
Jacksonville, FL

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got the start ahead of Corey CrawfordCorey Crawford
Jr. Defensive End
#93 6-5, 270
Columbus, GA

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at defensive end.

It was good to see players like Jadar JohnsonJadar Johnson
Fr. Defensive Back
#18 6-1, 180
Orangeburg, SC

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, Chad Kelly, Germone Hopper, Mike Williams, Tony StewardTony Steward
Jr. Linebacker
#7 6-0, 235
Hastings, FL

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, Martin JenkinsMartin Jenkins
RS Jr. Cornerback
#14 5-10, 180
Roswell, GA

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, Jordan Leggett, C.J. Davison, TJ Burrell, DJ Reader, Kellen JonesKellen Jones
RS So. Linebacker
#52 6-1, 215
Houston, TX

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, Robert Byers, Oliver JonesOliver Jones
RS Fr. Offensive Tackle
#65 6-5, 325
Ninety Six, SC

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, Patrick DeStefanoPatrick DeStefano
RS Fr. Offensive Line
#71 6-5, 275
Spartanburg, SC

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, Spencer RegionSpencer Region
RS So. Offensive Guard
#74 64, 350
Cullman, AL

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, Shaq AnthonyShaq Anthony
RS So. Offensive Tackle
#76 6-3, 265
Williamston, SC

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, Reid WebsterReid Webster
RS Jr. Offensive Tackle
#77 6-4, 285
Woodstock, GA

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, Eric MacLain, TJ Green, Sam CooperSam Cooper
RS Jr. Tight End
#86 6-5, 250
Brentwood, TN

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, Jay Jay McCullough, Shaq LawsonShaq Lawson
Fr. Defensive End
#90 6-4, 260
Central, SC

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, Carlos Watkins and Kevin DoddKevin Dodd
So. Defensive Tackle
#98 6-4, 280
Taylors, SC

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play so many plays.

This was a game where the outcome was never in doubt but it was a success in that the staff got a bunch of plays on video for players playing in their first college game and there no major injuries.


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