Boxscore
South Carolina 27, Clemson 17
Saturday, November 24, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Clemson Memorial Stadium
Attendance - 82000

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
South Carolina 7 3 10 7 27
Clemson 14 0 3 0 17

Recap


No. 12 South Carolina 27, No. 9 Clemson 17:
Backup quarterback Dylan Thompson passed for 310 yards and three touchdowns, leading the visiting Gamecocks past their state rivals.

Starting for the injured Connor Shaw, Thompson hit Ace Sanders for a 34-yard touchdown with 11:48 remaining in the third quarter to give South Carolina (10-2) the lead for good at 17-14.

Clemson (10-2) led 14-10 at halftime after a Tajh Boyd 3-yard touchdown run and a 43-yard touchdown pass from Boyd to DeAndre Hopkins.

The Gamecocks held a slender 20-17 advantage going to the fourth quarter. Thompson found Bruce Ellington for a 6-yard touchdown with 4:17 remaining, capping a 13-play, 65-yard drive to give South Carolina a 27-17 lead.

Boyd finished 11-for-24 for 183 yards with two interceptions.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Shaw did not play because of a foot injury. … Sanders caught six passes for 119 yards. … Thompson completed 23 of 41 passes.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 5:27
Clemson   TD  Clemson 7 - South Carolina 0
1st Quarter - 1:46
South Carolina   TD  Clemson 7 - South Carolina 7
1st Quarter - 1:22
Clemson   TD  Clemson 14 - South Carolina 7
2nd Quarter - 2:40
South Carolina   FG  Clemson 14 - South Carolina 10
3rd Quarter - 11:48
South Carolina   TD  Clemson 14 - South Carolina 17
3rd Quarter - 6:56
South Carolina   FG  Clemson 14 - South Carolina 20
3rd Quarter - 5:07
Clemson   FG  Clemson 17 - South Carolina 20
4th Quarter - 4:17
South Carolina   TD  Clemson 17 - South Carolina 27
TEAMS

Team Records

  South Carolina Clemson
W/L 10 - 2 - 0 10 - 2 - 0
Conference 6 - 2 - 0 7 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  South Carolina Clemson
Score 27 17
First Downs 26 18
3rd Down Efficiency 11-for-21
52%
5-for-12
42%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 444 328
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 45-134 35-145
Average/Rush 3.0 4.1
Passing
Comp-Att 23-41 11-24
Passing Yards 310 183
Average/Pass Play 6.9 6.1
Penalties-Yards 12-110 7-59
Fumbles-Lost 2-0 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 2
Time of Possession 39:58 20:02

PLAYER STATS

South Carolina (10 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Thompson 23/41 310 3 1
Clemson (10 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Boyd 11/24 183 1 2
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
K. Miles 16 45 2.8 0
M. Davis 12 43 3.6 0
D. Thompson 14 38 2.7 0
B. Ellington 2 5 2.5 0
A. Sanders 1 3 3.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Ellington 15 72 4.8 0
R. McDowell 3 47 15.7 0
T. Boyd 17 26 1.5 1
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Sanders 6 119 19.8 1
B. Ellington 7 72 10.3 2
N. Jones 4 45 11.2 0
K. Miles 3 39 13.0 0
J. Cunningham 2 26 13.0 0
M. Davis 1 9 9.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Brown 3 68 22.7 0
D. Hopkins 1 43 43.0 1
S. Watkins 4 37 9.2 0
A. Humphries 1 22 22.0 0
B. Ford 2 13 6.5 0