Key Moments: Tee Higgins caught Clemson’s first two touchdowns to establish an early lead to give Clemson breathing room. Clemson stalled until Justyn Ross caught a touchdown pass that was initially called incomplete near the end of the half.
Positives: Clemson’s receivers are dominating the Gamecock secondary as three Tiger scores have been through the air. The Tiger pass rush is terrorizing Hillinski, and the Gamecocks have used multiple quarterbacks and wildcat packages to no avail.
Areas for Improvement: Clemson has attempted to establish the run with no success as Kinlaw and company are holding their own against the Tiger offensive line. Clemson’s tackling is far from perfect as well.
What to Watch for: Will Clemson turn on the heat in the second half, or will they slow down (a la NC State)? How will Clemson handle South Carolina’s bag of tricks?