Box Score Breakdown: Clemson’s stat leaders in win over Gamecocks

There was a lot on the line in Saturday’s meeting between Clemson (10-2, 8-0 ACC) and the South Carolina Gamecocks (8-4, 4-4 SEC) in Memorial Stadium.

The Tigers were in search of their eighth straight win over the Gamecocks, which would be the most consecutive wins for either team in the history of the rivalry as well as the nation’s longest active win streak at home (40).

All of that came crashing down with Clemson’s CFP hopes going down the drain as well in the Tiger’s 31-30 loss to South Carolina on Saturday.

While the Tigers were able to come up lucky in the first half with both a pick-6 and a safety on the defensive side to compensate for a lack of offensive success through the air, it proved to not be enough.

Turnovers continued to be an issue this week, the most costly coming in the fourth quarter with under five minutes to play on a punt return which sealed the deal for the Gamecock victory.

Check out Clemson Wire’s breakdown of the box score and stats recorded in the Tigers loss to in-state rival South Carolina.

Passing

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DJ Uiagalelei:

  • 8 / 29

  • 99 yards

  • One TD

  • One INT

Rushing

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  • Will Shipley: 15 carries, 132 yards, One TD

  • DJ Uiagalelei: 12 carries, 51 yards, One TD

  • Phil Mafah: Seven carries, 42 yards

  • Kobe Pace: Two carries, Eight yards

  • Antonio Williams: One carry, Four yards

Receiving

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  • Beaux Collins:  Two receptions, 65 yards

  • Will Shipley: Two receptions, 13 yards

  • Antonio Williams: Two receptions, 11 yards, One TD

  • Joseph Ngata: One reception, Seven yards

  • Jake Briningstool: One reception, Three yards

Kick/Punt returns

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  • Antonio Williams: Three punt returns, 36 yards

  • Will Shipley: One kick return, Eight yards

  • Phil Mafah: One kick return, 19 yards

  • Jeremiah Trotter Jr.: One interception, 35 yards

  • R.J. Mickens: One interception

Story originally appeared on Clemson Wire