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Stoudt, Barnes lead White team to a 24-5 victory in Clemson Spring Game


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Stoudt completed 15-23 passes for 158 yards and two scores for the White team.

CLEMSON, SC - Senior quarterback Cole StoudtCole Stoudt
Sr. Quarterback
#18 6-4, 205
Dublin, OH

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threw for 158 yards and two scores and senior defensive end Tavaris BarnesTavaris Barnes
RS Sr. Defensive End
#9 6-3, 270
Jacksonville, FL

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recorded a Clemson Spring Game record five sacks to lead the White Squad to a 24-5 victory over the Orange Squad in the program's annual Spring Game. The contest completed spring practice for Dabo SwinneyDabo Swinney
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's Tigers, who have ranked in the top 10 of the final USA Today poll each of the last two years.

A Clemson Spring Game record crowd of 33,000 attended the game that was played in brilliant sunshine at Memorial Stadium.

Stoudt completed 15-23 passes for 158 yards and two scores for the White team. One of the scores, a 16-yard touchdown pass, went to sophomore tight end Jordan LeggettJordan Leggett
So. Tight End
#16 6-6, 235
Navarre, FL

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, who led all receivers in the game with seven catches for 59 yards. Mike WilliamsMike Williams
So. Wide Receiver
#7 6-5, 205
Vance, SC

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caught the other touchdown pass on a 28-yard aerial down the left sideline heading towards the East Endzone.

Stoudt was supported in the running game by senior D.J. HowardD.J. Howard
RS Sr. Running Back
#22 5-11, 195
Lincoln, AL

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who had nine rushes for 59 yards, including a 13-yard score in the fourth period. C.J. DavidsonC.J. Davidson
RS Jr. Running Back
#32 5-11, 185
Clemson, SC

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added 5-42 on the ground.

The White team defense did not allow a touchdown thanks to five sacks from Barnes. It should be noted that quarterbacks were ruled down when merely touched by the defense so it was easier than a normal game to record a sack. Ben BoulwareBen Boulware
So. Outside Linebacker
#10 6-1, 230
Anderson, SC

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led the White team with nine tackles, while red-shirt freshman Dorian O'DanielDorian O'Daniel
RS Fr. Linebacker
#6 6-1, 205
Olney, MD

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added seven. The White team had two interceptions, one by Garry PetersGarry Peters
RS Sr. Cornerback
#26 6-0, 195
Conyers, GA

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and one by Adrian BakerAdrian Baker
RS Fr. Cornerback
#21 6-1, 170
Hollywood, FL

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The Orange Team scored a safety in the second period when Howard was tackled in the endzone by linebacker B.J. GoodsonB.J. Goodson
RS Jr. Linebacker
#44 6-0, 240
Lamar, SC

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. The teams other score came on a 39-yard field goal by Ammon LakipAmmon Lakip
RS Jr. Kicker
#36 5-10, 185
Alpharetta, GA

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late in the game.

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

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completed 10-18 passes for 113 yards for the Orange Team. Nick SchuesslerNick Schuessler
RS So. Quarterback
#3 6-3, 185
Grayson, GA

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completed 7-17 for 67 yards for that team and was 3-3 for 26 yards for the White Team.

Daniel RodriguezDaniel Rodriguez
RS Jr. Wide Receiver
#83 5-8, 175
Stafford, VA

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was the top receiver for the Orange team with 5-53, including 32-yard catch in the first half. Adam HumphriesAdam Humphries
Sr. Wide Receiver
#13 5-11, 190
Spartanburg, SC

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had 3-39 receiving. Wayne GallmanWayne Gallman
RS Fr. Running Back
#9 6-1, 195
Loganville, GA

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was the most productive player on offense for the Orange squad with 9-61 rushing and 2-28 receiving. Kurt Fleming, a walk-on who has joined the Clemson program after a professional baseball career, had the longest play of the day with a 49-yard rush and finished with 3-55 on the ground altogether.


The Orange defense was led by defensive backs Ryan CarterRyan Carter
RS Fr. Defensive Back
#31 5-10, 175
Grayson, GA

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and T.J. GreenT.J. Green
So. Athlete
#82 6-2, 189
Sylacauga, AL

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who had eight tackles apiece. Green has moved to safety after lettering as a wide receiver last year. Corey CrawfordCorey Crawford
Sr. Defensive End
#93 6-5, 270
Columbus, GA

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had the only turnover for the Orange defense with a fumble recovery.

"I first want to thank our crowd for creating a great atmosphere today," said Head Coach Dabo Swinney. "I saw some good things out there on both sides of the ball. Wayne Gallman had a very good day. He ran well and showed he can catch the ball and make some plays out of the backfield. He can break tackles.

"Cole Stoudt had the best day of the quarterbacks. He found his receivers and made the right calls."

Freshman Deshaun WatsonDeshaun Watson
Fr. Quarterback
#4 6-3, 190
Gainesville, GA

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did not play due to a broken collarbone suffered earlier this week. But he will return in good health in May and will be a part of the competition. Other players who missed the game due to injury were Charone PeakeCharone Peake
RS Jr. Wide Receiver
#19 6-3, 200
Moore, SC

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, Tyshon DyeTyshon Dye
RS Fr. Running Back
#23 6-1, 205
Elberton, GA

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, Marcus BullardMarcus Bullard
RS Jr. Linebacker
#57 6-3, 205
Columbia, SC

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, Zach RiggsZach Riggs
RS Fr. Offensive Line
#54 6-4, 240
Greer, SC

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

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Travis BlanksTravis Blanks
Jr. Defensive Back
#11 6-0, 190
Tallahassee, FL

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

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, Taylor WatsonTaylor Watson
RS Sr. Safety
#30 5-10, 205
Simpsonville, SC

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, Kellen JonesKellen Jones
RS Jr. Linebacker
#52 6-1, 215
Houston, TX

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, Eric Mac LainEric Mac Lain
RS Jr. Offensive Line
#78 6-3, 260
Hope Mills, NC

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and Sam CooperSam Cooper
RS Sr. Tight End
#86 6-5, 250
Brentwood, TN

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Clemson opens fall practice on July 31 and will open its season at Georgia on August 30.



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