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Instant Replay: Clemson 59, S.C. State 0

Sep 17, 2016; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Nick Schuessler (12) looks to pass during the second quarter against the South Carolina State Bulldogs at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Mandatory

Clemson beat S.C. State on Saturday as it rolled to a 59-0 victory in Death Valley. Here is a look back on how the Tigers defeated the Bulldogs.

What happened?

The third-ranked Clemson shut out S.C. State, 59-0 on Saturday at Death Valley. Proving to be a new and improved team since their first two games,  the Tigers scored 31 points in just the first quarter, the most scored in one quarter in Clemson history.  Consistently putting up numbers  throughout the first half, the Tigers went up 45-0 going into halftime.

Clemson (3-0) came out in the second half  hungry for more, scoring two touchdowns in the blowout win. One of those touchdowns was made by freshman running back Tavien Feaster, his first career touchdown at Clemson.

What went right?

The Tigers came out focused and ready to follow Deshaun Watson’s lead. Showing much improvement since last week’s game against Troy, the Tigers scored 45 points going into halftime.

What went wrong?

Nothing.

Game changing moment?

Up 14-0 with 5:20 to play in the opening quarter S.C. State’s Ahmaad Harris flipped the ball to the official without taking a knee after the Greg Huegel kick went in the end zone. He then realized it was still a live ball, but Clemson’s Denzel Johnson recovered it for a touchdown and a 28-0 lead.

 

photo credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

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