Instant Halftime Analysis: South Carolina 17, Clemson 10

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Instant Halftime Analysis: South Carolina 17, Clemson 10

What went right:The Tigers fell down in an early 10-0 hole, but managed to creep back in with some defense, a blocked kill and some nice plays by the offense.

Andre EllingtonAndre Ellington
RS Jr. Running Back
#23 5-10, 190
Moncks Corner, SC

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finally looks healthy and has snapped off some nice runs.

After a rough start, Boyd settled in and had some nice throws that helped get the Tigers back in the game.

Dwayne AllenDwayne Allen
RS Jr. Tight End
#83 6-3, 255
Fayetteville, NC

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had a great catch on Clemson’s first touchdown, leaping over a defender for the score.

What went wrong: The defense still can’t stop a running quarterback as Conner Shaw has run circles around the Clemson defense.

Sammy WatkinsSammy Watkins
Fr. Wide Receiver
#2 6-1, 200
Fort Myers, FL

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dropped a sure touchdown pass from Boyd that would have given the Tigers some early momentum.

Clemson’s tackling at the point of attack is atrocious.

Just when it looked like the Tigers had stolen back some of the momentum, Spencer BentonSpencer Benton
RS Jr. Punter / Kicker
#13 6-2, 195
Myrtle Beach, SC

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kicked a ball out of bounds and gave the Gamecocks good field position. Then Carolina converted a fourth down play. Then Shaw ran it in for a touchdown on a play where it looked like he wasn’t touched.

Turning Point of the Half:The Tigers had just tied the score at 10 on a Chandler CatanzaroChandler Catanzaro
RS So. Punter / Kicker
#39 6-2, 200
Greenville, SC

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field goal, but Spencer Benton’s kickoff went out of bounds and South Carolina took over at their own 40-yard line. They scored a touchdown and recaptured the momentum.

Stats of the Game: Conner Shaw has 13 carries for 81 yards and a touchdown and is 9-for-12 for 111 yards through the air.

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