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NCAA Game Summary - Clemson at South Carolina



(Saturday, November 30th)

Final Score: (10) South Carolina 31, (6) Clemson 17

Columbia, SC (SportsNetwork.com) - South Carolina pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney pledged he'd never to lose to Clemson in his career.

His promise has been fulfilled.

The No. 10 Gamecocks forced six turnovers Saturday and defeated No. 6 Clemson 31-17 in the Palmetto State Showdown.

"Tonight sealed the deal. I will not lose to Clemson. I am very excited," Clowney said. "I could have gone anywhere in the country, and I chose to come to South Carolina. It's been the best decision of my life probably."

South Carolina (10-2), which forced four of those giveaways in the fourth quarter, won its record fifth straight over the Tigers (10-2) in a series that began in 1896 and extended its school record home winning streak to 18 games.

The Gamecocks were waiting on No. 5 Missouri's result against Texas A&M to see if they'd have a game to play next Saturday, but the Tigers beat the Aggies 28-21 to clinch the SEC East Division crown and a spot in the SEC Championship Game.

Many of the South Carolina faithful remained to watch the Missouri/Texas A&M game on the stadium's video board.

South Carolina broke a 17-17 tie in the fourth quarter with a pair of touchdowns. Mike Davis plunged in from two yards out with 11:47 left and Pharoh Cooper tossed a 26-yard TD pass to Brandon Wilds with 3:44 remaining.

Saturday may have marked the final home game for the junior defensive end Clowney, who is considered by many experts to be one of the NFL Draft's top picks. He is expected to leave school. Clowney tallied his first sack since Sept. 14 against Vanderbilt.

It was another struggle for Tajh Boyd against Clowney and the South Carolina defense.

Boyd, who had been sacked 14 times and thrown for just 339 yards to go with two touchdowns and three interceptions in three prior appearances against the Gamecocks, tossed both of his interceptions in the final 4:00. He was 19-of-27 for 225 yards and was sacked five times.

"We just shot ourselves in the foot, we had opportunities and did not take advantage of them. We are playing a top-10 team, and every year we have lost the turnover margin," Boyd said.

Senior Connor Shaw, who finished his career a perfect 17-0 as a starter at Williams-Brice Stadium, completed 14-of-26 passes for 152 yards and a score. He added 94 yards rushing and a touchdown on 22 carries for the Gamecocks.

Sammy Watkins caught seven passes for 93 yards for the Tigers, who still lead the all-time series between the schools, 65-42-4.

After Davis' TD plunge gave the Gamecocks a seven-point cushion, Boyd led the Tigers down to the South Carolina 33 before Chaz Sutton ripped the ball out of his hands on a 3-yard rush.

Clemson's defense forced a punt, but Adam Humphries fumbled the ball right back to South Carolina and Cooper hit Wilds for the game-clinching score three plays later.

Earlier, Boyd was 5-for-5 on Clemson's opening drive, but the Tigers gave the ball away when Brison Williams intercepted Watkins' underthrown half-back pass.

Shaw then capped a 17-play march, the Gamecocks' longest drive of the season, with a 3-yard TD run.

Boyd connected with Watkins for a 57-yard catch and run on the Tigers' next touch, which led to a Boyd 8-yard TD scamper late in the first.

Shaw flipped a 9-yard TD pass to Shaq Roland early in the second and Elliott Fry nailed a 21-yard field goal midway through the frame to make it 17-7 in favor of the Gamecocks.

Chandler Catanzaro's 38-yard field goal on the final play of the half cut the Clemson deficit to 17-10 heading into the break.

Roderick McDowell's 4-yard TD run knotted the tilt at 17-17 with 3:01 remaining in the third.

Game Notes

Saturday was the first time both schools were ranked in the series ... Clemson outgained South Carolina, 352-318 ... The Gamecocks were 10-of-19 on third down, while the Tigers finished 6-of-11.

12/01 02:23:34 ET

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UNC 82
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UNCW 66
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WVU 77
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NOP 88
POR 114
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CHA 104
UTA 86
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HOU 97
ATL 104
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AFA 38
WMICH 24
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GEOR 81
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WKENT 67
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MICH 51
SMU 62
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CIN 47
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BSU 77
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AMER 46
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UNC 82
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IUPUI 71
SALA 65
 
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VILL 82
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VT 64
CITA 61
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DUQ 79
MLOWELL 63
 
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FAIR 61
BEL 73
 
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YALE 60
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FD 76
DEL 74
 
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PSU 73
DREX 68
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UNCG 64
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ILL 62
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CAMP 90
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LONG 106
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HOU 63
SCST 71
 
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FSU 75
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HPYN 50
 
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MEM 78
ORU 63
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KNST 53
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NW 67
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MIZST 65
EMICH 77
 
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KENT 83
UCLA 44
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COC 68
DAVID 80
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RIU 69
DET 55
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UCR 78
HOUB 67
 
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MURST 89
ILLST 77
 
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NWST 89
LALAF 85
 
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WAGN 66
MON 74
 
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MVSU 60
NCCU 94
 
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PITT 81
OU 77
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TENNM 77
PBY 60
 
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WYO 57
SOUTH 39
 
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AFA 75
UCD 81
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MSST 51
USCU 53
 
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JMU 71
HIGH 80
 
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TXST 90
HTILL 56
 
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DRAK 54
ISU 83
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SHU 73
UNH 60
 
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SCU 72
NE 78
 
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MSU 64
TXSOU 71
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UF 63
WAKE 50
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ND 94
PURD 63
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SHSU 61
PVU 44
 
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AUB 89
XAV 88
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AKR 92
BLUFFTON 53
 
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DAY 78
BU 62
 
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UNCW 66
ECU 54
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CLMB 82
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GMAS 86
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MAN 73
MRGST 69
 
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YALE 84
 
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PEPP 63
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MAR 58
STJOE 75
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TEXAM 64
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UWMIL 56
 
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TEX 78
LBSU 68
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TCU 88
TXSA 57
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ARK 85
SEMIZ 67
 
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NCOL 69
JVST 60
 
3rd OT
ARST 81
LEH 83
 
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NMST 67
NMU 69
 
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WASH 69
OKLA 67
 
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GRCN 81
STED 55
 
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WEBER 73
WLVRN 61
 
2nd
WVU 77
NCSU 66
 
2nd
SDST 51
BST 41
 
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GONZ 53
CPSL 44
 
2nd
PAC 66
FRES 63
 
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PORT 82
MNTST 53
 
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CSNO 58
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UTST 52
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BYU 32
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CLB 3
CHI 2
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BUF 1
COL 5
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PIT 3
FLA 1
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CAR 2
NYR 3
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MON 4
OTT 1
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TOR 4
PHI 7
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NYI 3
TAM 1
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WAS 4
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MIN 5
NAS 6
2nd Intermission
VAN 2
CAL 1
 
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SJS 0
STL 0
 
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WAS 27
PHI 24
4th
SFX 35
SDC 28