The sophomore wide receiver lined up in the wildcat formation and scooted around the right side for a 20-yard touchdown for a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. He also completed a 20-yard pass to K.J. Brent in the third quarter and caught a 46-yarder in the same quarter.
The senior punter had a pair of great punts in the first quarter, with the first one downed on the Clemson 3-yard line and the second downed on the Clemson 1.
The sophomore kicker drilled a 47-yard field goal, which tied a career high, to cut Clemson’s lead to 21-10 with three second remaining in the first half.
The Gamecocks were penalized twice for six yards.
The senior wide receiver made a leaping 12-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter as USC cut the lead to 28-17.
DEFENDING THE SHOVEL PASS
Deshaun Watson’s quick forward pitches to Artavis Scott couldn’t be contained, with one going for a 53-yard touchdown to tie the score at 7-7 in the first quarter and another going for a 70-yard TD in the third quarter for a 28-10 lead.
Senior quarterback Dylan Thompson was stripped of the ball while scrambling toward the sideline by Clemson’s Vic Beasley at the USC 36, which set up a quick touchdown drive as Clemson took a 14-7 lead in the second quarter.
The Gamecocks had a first down on the Clemson 2-yard late in the third quarter but could not score after three incomplete passes and a run by Thompson that went nowhere.
It allowed four sacks, 13 tackles for loss and eight quarterback hurries. The ground game gained 63 yards.
The unit allowed 491 yards — the seventh time they allowed more than 400 yards this season — as Clemson had a runner with 191 yards and a receiver with 185 yards.