The South Carolina Gamecocks finished off the Clemson Tigers in the annual meeting of the teams from the state of South Carolina. The Gamecocks took an early 10 point lead, but in the second quarter the Tigers tied the game up with two quick scores. In the second half however, the Gamecocks outscored the Tigers 17-3, effectively shutting down the Clemson offense.
The typically explosive Clemson offense was limited to just 158 total yards against the Gamecocks. The typically anemic Gamecocks offense however, exploded for 421 total yards and 34 points. Quarterback Connor Shaw picked up 210 passing yards and 3 passing touchdowns, as well as 108 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown. On the other side, quarterback Tahj Boyd was limited to just 83 yards passing and explosive wide receiver Sammy Watkins was limited to just 39 receiving yards.
Clemson falls to 9-3 after losing two straight games, while South Carolina improves to 10-2 on the season.