Clemson Football: Studs and Duds from the victory vs. South Carolina

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COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – NOVEMBER 30: Aaron Sterling #15 of the South Carolina Gamecocks tries to stop Travis Etienne #9 of the Clemson Tigers during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on November 30, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

The Clemson football team came away with a 38-3 victory over in-state rival South Carolina. Here are some studs and duds from the win.

Before we move on to the ACC Championship game, Clemson football fans should take some time to appreciate the 38-3 blowout of in-state rival South Carolina Saturday afternoon.

The Tigers took control of the game early and never looked back, coming away with the 35-point victory and improving their streak over the Gamecocks to six games.

Here’s a look at some studs and duds from the outing in Williams-Brice Stadium.


Trevor Lawrence

Trevor Lawrence missed on a couple of throws early, but he was lights-out from that point on. Lawrence completed 26-of-36 passing attempts for 295 yards and three touchdowns. He threw some absolute dimes in the matchup, including a 65-yard bomb to Tee Higgins.

Outside of the 65-yard touchdown pass, Lawrence threw to perfectly placed touchdowns in the corner of the end zone- one to Higgins and one to Justyn Ross. He made good decisions with the ball and really carried the offense for the majority of the day.

Not only did Lawrence have a nice day passing, he led the Tigers in rushing with eight carries for 66 yards (8.3 yards per carry).

That dominant defensive unit

The Clemson football defensive unit has been dominant for the entirety of the season. The unit gave up a grand total of three points to the Gamecock offense and allowed just 174 yards of total offense.

The Gamecocks had one drive that resulted in points (a 15 play, 76-yard drive) and then never got into Clemson territory again for the remainder of the afternoon.

Let that sink in.

South Carolina didn’t just get dominated; they were never even a threat to score. The Gamecocks only moved the ball past midfield one time. That’s absolutely stunning.

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