Spencer Rattler threw for 360 yards and two touchdowns, Mitch Jeter hit the go-ahead box function with 11 mins left and South Carolina beaten the playoff hopes of a moment directly top-10 group with a 31-30 victory at No. 7 Clemson on Saturday.
The Gamecocks (8-4, 3-2 SEC) had been the controversy of faculty soccer remaining week after their 63-38 dismantling of then fifth-ranked Tennessee, finishing the Vols’ hopes of a College Football Playoff berth.
South Carolina and Rattler, who threw for 438 yards and 6 touchdowns towards Tennessee, ended any likelihood Clemson (10-2, 6-1 ACC, CFP No. 8) had of attaining the CFP. The Gamecocks rallied from 14-0 down, 10 mins in, to finish Clemson’s seven-game sequence successful streak and 40-game house streak that dated to 2016.
Antwane Wells Jr. had 9 catches for 131 yards, together with touchdowns of four and 72 yards.
Clemson used to be taking a look to set a sequence file with its 8th in a row over South Carolina. And the Tigers had been up 30-21 halfway during the 1/3 quarter after Will Shipley’s 11-yard burst to the top zone.
That is when Wells, a James Madison switch, broke at the back of the protection for a 72-yard scoring catch two performs later.
After Clemson’s three-and-out, Rattler moved the Gamecocks to the Tigers 10 prior to Jeter attached for a 35-yard kick to move 10 of 10 at the season.
Clemson had no answer after South Carolina took the lead. The Tigers controlled most effective 15 yards on 3 sequence as DJ Uiagalelei went a mixed 0-of-6 passing with an interception.
Clemson were given the ball again a last time with 2:09 left, however Antonio Williams fumbled on a punt go back, and South Carolina’s Nick Emmanwori recovered.
The Gamecocks went wild in birthday celebration, speeding to the group’s fanatics and band in Demise Valley’s West finish zone.
Wells wrapped it up along with his ultimate catch for a primary down with 1:04 left. Rattler took the overall snap and heaved the ball top within the air in pleasure.
South Carolina: The Gamecocks most certainly want there have been extra left to the season. It is been a landmark common season in Shane Beamer’s moment season as trainer, with wins over ranked Kentucky, vs. Texas A&M and towards the reputedly CFP-bound Vols prior to beating rival Clemson.
Clemson: This used to be no longer the way in which the Tigers was hoping to move into the ACC name recreation towards North Carolina subsequent week. Clemson had to win out and defeat the Tar Heels for any likelihood to succeed in the School Soccer Playoff.
South Carolina will wait for its bowl vacation spot.
Clemson will face North Carolina within the ACC championship recreation subsequent Saturday.