Freshmen rain "sixes" on Gamecocks in 35-17 thumping


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CLEMSON – The butane heaters on South Carolina’s sideline caught on fire three hours before kickoff Saturday morning, and the fire was never extinguished as Clemson’s freshmen-led offense burned the Gamecock defense time and time again, ending South Carolina’s five-game winning streak with a resounding 35-17 victory in Death Valley.

Three freshmen led the Clemson offensive attack and Clemson’s defense stood tall time after time on Saturday, and the Tigers ended South Carolina’s five-game winning streak in the series with a convincing 35-17 victory over the Gamecocks in Death Valley.

Wayne GallmanWayne Gallman
RS Fr. Running Back
#9 6-1, 209
Loganville, GA

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rushed for a season and career-high 191 yards, Deshaun WatsonDeshaun Watson
Fr. Quarterback
#4 6-3, 204
Gainesville, GA

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threw for 269 yards and Artavis ScottArtavis Scott
Fr. Wide Receiver
#3 5-11, 190
Oldsmar, FL

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had six catches for 182 yards, marking the first time Clemson has had a 200-yard passer, a 180-yard rusher and 180-yard receiver in the same game.

South Carolina had trimmed Clemson’s lead to 28-17 midway through the fourth quarter, but Gallman led the Tigers down the field and Watson capped the win with a one-yard plunge that effectively ended South Carolina’s hopes.

The win was the 66th in the series for the Tigers, and dropped South Carolina's record to 6-6 on the season.

South Carolina was forced to punt on its first possession, and the Tigers took over at their own three. A couple of quick passes by Watson and strong running by Gallman put the Tigers in Gamecock territory, but Ammon LakipAmmon Lakip
RS Jr. Kicker
#36 5-10, 200
Alpharetta, GA

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missed a 47-yard field goal.

The Gamecocks made the Tigers pay, marching down the field and getting a 20-yard touchdown run from Pharoh Cooper for a 7-0 lead with just under four minutes remaining in the first quarter.

It didn’t take the Tigers long to answer, however. Watson hit Mike WilliamsMike Williams
So. Wide Receiver
#7 6-5, 208
Vance, SC

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for 25 yards on third down at the beginning of the drive, and two plays later Artavis Scott took a flip pass from Watson and scampered 53 untouched yards into the end zone for the tying score.

The Tigers then tried an onside kick and appeared to recover it – Williams snatched it out of midair – but it was ruled that the Gamecocks called for a fair catch and Clemson was penalized 15 yards and Carolina took over in Clemson territory. The defense held, however, and forced a South Carolina punt.

One drive later, Vic BeasleyVic Beasley
RS Sr. Defensive End
#3 6-2, 236
Adairsville, GA

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sacked Dylan Thompson and forced a fumble – the seventh time he has forced a fumble on a sack in his career – and Ben BoulwareBen Boulware
So. Outside Linebacker
#10 5-11, 235
Anderson, SC

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recovered at the South Carolina 36-yard line. Gallman took it 31 yards to the South Carolina five, and then took it the rest of the way on the next play for a 14-7 Clemson lead.

Clemson forced a 3-and-out, and the Tigers once again took the football straight down the field, scoring on a one-yard run by Watson for a 21-7 lead with just under five minutes remaining before the half.

Clemson got the ball back with just over three minutes remaining in the half, and appeared to be driving to extend the lead. However, Watson went to the sideline and was replaced by Stoudt, who promptly threw an interception that led to a South Carolina field goal and Clemson led 21-10 at halftime.

The teams traded punts to begin the third quarter, but South Carolina’s second drive saw them march into Clemson territory. However, kicker Elliott Fry missed a 47-yard field goal and the Tigers quickly made the Gamecocks pay.

On the very next play, Watson once again flipped a short pass to Scott and Scott raced 70 yards down the left sideline – almost stepping out of bounds twice – for the touchdown that made it 28-10 late in the third quarter.

South Carolina used a 46-yard pass play to march into Clemson territory, setting up a critical series of events. Facing 3rd-and-9 on the Clemson 29, Thompson threw the ball out of bounds, and linebacker Stephone AnthonyStephone Anthony
Sr. Linebacker
#42 6-2, 244
Polkton, NC

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took one step and pushed Thompson to the ground. The official threw a flag for roughing the quarterback on Anthony, and Anthony was then ejected for “targeting” when the officials deemed Anthony’s helmet hit Thompson’s. Mike Davis followed that up with a 12--yard rush to the Clemson two, but Thompson threw two incomplete passes, rushed for a one-yard loss and Garry PetersGarry Peters
RS Sr. Cornerback
#26 6-0, 194
Conyers, GA

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broke up the pass in the end zone on fourth down to deny South Carolina points.

Two possessions later, South Carolina scored its first touchdown since the first quarter, getting a 12-yard pass from Thompson to Damiere Byrd that made it 28-17 with 7:49 left in the contest.

At that point, the Tigers needed a statement drive and they got it. The Tigers took over at their own 25-yard line, and Gallman and the offensive line took it on their shoulders to end the game. They did, capping it off with Watson’s one-yard plunge.

Score by Quarters     1  2  3  4   Score
-----------------    -- -- -- --   -----
South Carolina......  7  3  0  7  - 17       Record: (6-6)
Clemson.............  7 14  7  7  - 35       Record: (9-3)

Scoring Summary:
1st 03:41 SC - Pharoh Cooper 20 yd run (Elliott Fry kick), 8-70 4:19, SC 7 - CU 0
    02:26 CU - SCOTT 53 yd pass from D. WATSON (LAKIP kick), 4-80 1:10, SC 7 - CU 7
2nd 11:14 CU - GALLMAN 5 yd run (LAKIP kick), 3-36 0:34, SC 7 - CU 14
    04:55 CU - D. WATSON 1 yd run (LAKIP kick), 10-61 4:59, SC 7 - CU 21
    00:03 SC - Elliott Fry 47 yd field goal, 7-11 1:14, SC 10 - CU 21
3rd 04:30 CU - SCOTT 70 yd pass from D. WATSON (LAKIP kick), 1-70 0:12, SC 10 - CU 28
4th 07:49 SC - Damiere Byrd 12 yd pass from Dylan Thompson (Elliott Fry kick), 7-88 2:35, SC 17 - CU 28
    02:35 CU - D. WATSON 1 yd run (LAKIP kick), 9-75 5:14, SC 17 - CU 35

                                     SC       CU
FIRST DOWNS...................       18       20
RUSHES-YARDS (NET)............    33-63   40-225
PASSING YDS (NET).............      276      266
Passes Att-Comp-Int...........  41-23-0  21-15-1
TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS.....   74-339   61-491
Fumble Returns-Yards..........      0-0      0-0
Punt Returns-Yards............     2-14     1--1
Kickoff Returns-Yards.........     2-49     1-19
Interception Returns-Yards....     1-22      0-0
Punts (Number-Avg)............   5-39.0   5-40.4
Fumbles-Lost..................      3-1      0-0
Penalties-Yards...............      2-6     4-44
Possession Time...............    31:20    28:40
Third-Down Conversions........  6 of 15  7 of 13
Fourth-Down Conversions.......   1 of 3   0 of 0
Red-Zone Scores-Chances.......      2-3      3-3
Sacks By: Number-Yards........      0-0     4-24

RUSHING: South Carolina-Mike Davis 12-39; Pharoh Cooper 2-18; David
Williams 7-15; Brandon Wilds 2-11; Shon Carson 1-1; Dylan Thompson 9-minus 21.
Clemson-GALLMAN 27-191; SCOTT 3-13; D. WATSON 5-13; HUMPHRIES 2-8; STOUDT 1-1;
DYE 1-0; TEAM 1-minus 1.

PASSING: South Carolina-Dylan Thompson 21-39-0-249; Pharoh Cooper
2-2-0-27. Clemson-D. WATSON 14-19-0-269; STOUDT 1-2-1-minus 3.

RECEIVING: South Carolina-David Williams 4-70; Mike Davis 4-28; Shaq
Roland 3-26; Jerell Adams 3-23; Pharoh Cooper 2-45; Rory Anderson 2-29; Shon
Carson 2-19; K.J. Brent 1-20; Damiere Byrd 1-12; Nick Jones 1-4. Clemson-SCOTT
7-185; M. WILLIAMS 3-59; LEGGETT 2-13; HUMPHRIES 1-10; SECKINGER 1-2; GALLMAN
1-minus 3.

INTERCEPTIONS: South Carolina-Skai Moore 1-22. Clemson-None.

FUMBLES: South Carolina-Dylan Thompson 2-1; Shon Carson 1-0.
Clemson-None.

Stadium: Memorial Stadium      Attendance: 82720
Kickoff time: 12:02 PM  End of Game: 3:23 PM   Total elapsed time: 3:21
Officials: Referee: Matt Austin; Umpire: Rodney Lawary; Linesman: Tim Sistrunk;
Line judge: Michael Taylor; Back judge: Jimmy Russell; Field judge: Blake Parks;
Side judge: Bobby Moreau;
Temperature: 56 deg    Wind: Calm      Weather: Sunny

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