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Clemson, S.C. As South Carolina defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward passed his best player in the cramped press area underneath Clemson's Memorial Stadium, he admitted that he had lied.
Before the game, Ward had told his standout defensive end Jadeveon Clowney that there were big shoes to fill in Saturday night's rivalry game against the in-state Tigers, bigger surely than any collegiate defender could fill against one of the nation's most lethal offenses. He told him that Melvin Ingram, a star on last season's South Carolina team, had once sacked Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd six times. That was Clowney's designated task.
As they exchanged postgame grins, Ward warned him the secret was out.
"They are all talking about how I lied to you about the sacks. They know," Ward called to his defensive end.
Of course, Ingram did not ever notch six sacks against Boyd. He did not have the 4.5 quarterback takedowns like Clowney finished with in the Gamecocks...
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CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) -- Backup quarterback Dylan Thompson threw for three touchdowns, Jadeveon Clowney had 4 1-2 sacks and No. 13 South Carolina won its fourth straight over 12th-ranked Clemson 27-17 Saturday as Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier became the school's victories leader.
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