Clemson had its 40-game series of wins snapped on Saturday with a 31-30 misfortune to equal South Carolina in a slip-up-filled execution that successfully disposed of the Tigers from the School Football Season finisher for the subsequent straight season.
The home series of wins was an ACC record and was the longest since Nebraska won 47 directly from 1991 to 1997. Similarly staggering is the manner in which Clemson blew a 23-14 halftime lead.
ESPN Status & Information
Clemson is 60-0 at home under Dabo Swinney when leading by nine or more points at halftime, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.
Meanwhile, South Carolina has beaten back-to-back opponents, beating Tennessee last week and now Clemson for its first win in the rivalry since 2013.
Swinney said South Carolina “absolutely deserved” the win.
“Today wasn’t our day. It was their day,” Swinney said. “That is football. You need to take the great with the awful. It’s an extraordinarily disheartening day, however, we’ve won seven in succession. You can’t fail to focus on that. We’ve lost two home games since Florida in 2013. So it’s a terrible day, yet in We’ll appear on Monday and continue on.”
The Tigers in the Ground
The No. 8 Tigers went into the game with a slight possibility of making the season finisher, however truly, this group scarcely seemed to be a season finisher competitor throughout the season. Indeed, quarterback DJ Uiagalelei battled, going 8-of-29 for 99 yards and one score with one capture attempt as South Carolina pestered him throughout the entire game. The main thing Clemson had making it work on offense was running back Will Shipley, who ran for 132 yards and a score.
The South Carolina Drop Kick Clemson Profoundly
In any case, with the game on the line late, South Carolina had the option to dropkick Clemson profoundly a few times and Uiagalelei couldn’t get the offense rolling.
Clemson had another opportunity to get the ball back late, yet Antonio Williams bobbled with 2 minutes, and 5 seconds left. South Carolina recuperated and hung on for success. Clemson oversaw 86 absolute yards in the last part.
The Tigers had three absolute turnovers and permitted South Carolina quarterback Spencer Rattler to make a few major plays in the passing game. Rattler tossed for 360 yards and two scores with two block attempts.
Very Much Attempts
“Couple of terrible choices, a couple of missed tosses. That is football,” Swinney said. “At the point when you get in a beat, it’s great, and in some cases, it’s extreme sledding when it’s not clicking for you.”
At the point when found out if there would be an open quarterback contest headed into the ACC title game, Swinney said he wouldn’t get into it.
Swinney should now figure out how to get his group zeroed in on the thing that’s inevitably coming: the ACC title game against North Carolina on Saturday. This is the initial time starting around 2012 that the two groups enter the title game of a misfortune, taking some brilliance off this matchup.
Clemson didn’t win the ACC last year
Clemson didn’t win the ACC last year, so the Tigers will have a chance to come out on top for a championship. However he has protected Uiagalelei every step of the way, there will be real issues he should reply about his quarterback circumstance pushing ahead.
“We’re 10-2. We’re not 2-10. It’s an extreme day and an excruciating day,” Swinney said. “We as a whole skill significant this game is, yet it’s totally our obligation to assist them with pushing through, get them, get some wind back in their sails. It’s generally about what’s straightaway. Many individuals, their season is done, yet for our purposes, we have a title game this week and a chance to be on top of the ACC, and that is forever been an objective for us.”