No. 23 Clemson struck first against South Carolina to take a 7-0 lead in Saturday night’s game at Williams-Brice Stadium.
The Tigers took possession after the opening kickoff and drove 73 yards on seven plays, the last of which was a 29-yard touchdown run by freshman running back Will Shipley.
On the play before Shipley’s touchdown, DJ Uiagalelei made a key play when he ran for 22 yards on third-and-11 to extend the drive.
Clemson carried the ball four times for 64 yards and a touchdown on the drive.
It was Shipley’s 10th rushing touchdown of the season, which ties him with C.J. Spiller (10 in 2006) for the second-most by a Clemson true freshman all time.
It also marked the fourth straight game in which the Tigers have scored on their opening possession.
— ACC Network (@accnetwork) November 28, 2021
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