The defenses came to life for most of the quarter until USC put together a 12 play, 79 yard drive that took 6:14 seconds. The Gamecocks reached the Clemson 9 but the Tigers stiffened and Adam Yates booted a 27 yard field goal. Thompson completed 5 of 6 passes for 52 yards and had a 19 yard run on the drive. Clemson 14-10.
Clemson’s drives in the quarter resulted in two punts, an interception and the end of the half possession. Its the first time all season Clemson did not score in the second quarter.
End of quarter…Clemson 14-USC 10