The Gamecocks were able to finish off their third quarter drive with a touchdown early in the fourth quarter. Shaw converted another third down with his legs running for 10 yards to the Clemson 6. The Gamecocks scored two plays later with Mike Davis running in from two yards out. USC leads 24-17 with 11:47 to play.
Clemson hurt themselves with a pair of turnovers over the next few minutes of the game. Boyd was stripped of the ball lunging for extra yardage and the Gamecocks recovered at their own 30. USC couldn’t move and punted but Humphries fumbled for the second time and USC recovered at the Clemson 34. From there the Gamecocks got their insurance. Pharoh Cooper lined up in the Wildcat, faked a run and lofted a pass to Brandon Wilds who completed a 26 yard scoring play for a 31-17 USC lead with 3:44 left.
On Clemson’s next play, Skai Moore intercepted Boyd at the Clemson 43 for the Tigers’ fifth turnover of the game. And on Clemson’s last possession TJ Holloman picked off Boyd allowing the Gamecocks to run out the clock. ‘
Final Score…USC 31-Clemson 17