Boxscore
South Carolina 34, Clemson 13
Saturday, November 26, 2011 7:45 PM
Location - Williams-Brice Stadium
Attendance - 83422

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Clemson 0 10 0 3 13
South Carolina 10 7 7 10 34

Recap


South Carolina's dominant defense frustrated Tajh Boyd and No. 17 Clemson, and quarterback Connor Shaw hurt the Tigers with his legs and his arm as the No. 13 Gamecocks beat their in-state rival 34-13 on Saturday.

The Gamecocks (10-2) won three straight games in the series for the first time since 1968-70 and won 10 games for only the second season (1984).

The Tigers (9-3) will have to win next week's ACC title game against Virginia Tech or a bowl game to reach 10 wins for the first time since 1990.

South Carolina took a quick 10-0 lead when Shaw dropped in a perfect pass to Bruce Ellington for a 49-yard touchdown, the longest completion of the sophomore quarterback's career.

The mark didn't last long, though, because Shaw hooked up for a 55-yard completion to tight end Rory Anderson in the third quarter, setting up a 2-yard touchdown pass to Anderson that extended the lead to 24-10.

Shaw finished with 210 passing yards and three touchdowns, and he added 108 yards and a touchdown on the ground. He is the third quarterback to top 100 yards rushing against Clemson this season, joining Maryland's C.J. Brown and Georgia Tech's Tevin Washington.

Boyd broke Cullen Harper's single-season Clemson record with his 28th touchdown pass, a 9-yard strike to Dwayne Allen in the second quarter.

But Boyd and the Tigers' offense did little else. They were held to a season-low 153 total yards - their previous low was 323 against Virginia Tech - and gave up five sacks.

The Gamecocks' senior class, which played its final game at Williams-Brice Stadium, has won a school-record 33 games. The previous mark was 29 set by last year's seniors.

South Carolina has won 13 consecutive regular-season, non-conference games.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 10:23
South Carolina   FG  South Carolina 3 - Clemson 0
1st Quarter - 6:36
South Carolina   TD  South Carolina 10 - Clemson 0
2nd Quarter - 11:32
Clemson   TD  South Carolina 10 - Clemson 7
2nd Quarter - 6:14
Clemson   FG  South Carolina 10 - Clemson 10
2nd Quarter - 1:55
South Carolina   TD  South Carolina 17 - Clemson 10
3rd Quarter - 9:52
South Carolina   TD  South Carolina 24 - Clemson 10
4th Quarter - 13:48
Clemson   FG  South Carolina 24 - Clemson 13
4th Quarter - 6:26
South Carolina   FG  South Carolina 27 - Clemson 13
4th Quarter - 5:20
South Carolina   TD  South Carolina 34 - Clemson 13
TEAMS

Team Records

  Clemson South Carolina
W/L 9 - 3 - 0 10 - 2 - 0
Conference 6 - 2 - 0 6 - 2 - 0

Team Stats

  Clemson South Carolina
Score 13 34
First Downs 12 19
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-17
35%
8-for-18
44%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-2
50%
2-for-2
100%
Total Yards 153 420
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 30-70 53-210
Average/Rush 2.3 4.0
Passing
Comp-Att 11-30 14-20
Passing Yards 83 210
Average/Pass Play 2.4 9.5
Penalties-Yards 5-25 3-40
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 22:43 37:17

PLAYER STATS

Clemson (9 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Boyd 11/29 83 1 1
D. Hopkins 0/1 0 0 0
South Carolina (10 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Shaw 14/20 210 3 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Ellington 13 66 5.1 0
M. Bellamy 3 19 6.3 0
S. Watkins 2 9 4.5 0
D. Howard 1 -1 -1.0 0
T. Boyd 11 -23 -2.1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
C. Shaw 19 107 5.6 1
K. Miles 21 71 3.4 0
B. Wilds 7 24 3.4 0
D. Byrd 3 19 6.3 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
S. Watkins 4 39 9.8 0
D. Hopkins 3 24 8.0 0
D. Allen 1 9 9.0 1
J. Brown 1 6 6.0 0
A. Ellington 2 5 2.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
B. Ellington 3 71 23.7 1
R. Anderson 2 57 28.5 1
A. Jeffery 2 29 14.5 1
K. Miles 3 26 8.7 0
J. Cunningham 1 16 16.0 0
A. Sanders 1 7 7.0 0
D. Moore 1 4 4.0 0
B. Wilds 1 0 0.0 0
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