Second half of South Carolina State vs. Clemson shortened to 12-minute quarters

By Jesse Reed

After taking a 45-0 lead into halftime, Clemson (No. 5) was afforded a shortened second half against South Carolina State.

The two teams agreed to shorten the final two quarters before the second half began.

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Thank goodness for mercy.

South Carolina State was absolutely outmatched from the beginning of the game until the end of the second quarter.

Deshaun Watson finally had a nice game on the stat sheet, finishing with 152 yards on 12-of-15 passing with three touchdowns. The Tigers ran in two more scores on offense, and Clemson scored a special teams touchdown when a Bulldogs kick returner made a huge mistake failing to take a knee (watch here).

The rout was on at that point, and the Bulldogs just had no chance of competing with Dabo Swinney’s squad.