South Carolina Football First Look: Clemson

South Carolina First look Clemson

South Carolina football faces in-state rival Clemson on Saturday in Columbia. Here is your first look at Clemson.

Clemson Season So Far

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/04 Georgia L 3-10 Neutral
09/11 S Car State W 49-3 Home
09/18 GA Tech W 14-8 Home
09/25 NC State L 21-27 Away
10/02 Boston Col W 19-13 Home
10/15 Syracuse W 17-14 Away
10/23 Pittsburgh L 17-27 Away
10/30 Florida St W 30-20 Home
11/06 Louisville W 30-24 Away
11/13 Connecticut W 44-7 Home
11/20 Wake Forest W 48-27 Home
11/27 S Carolina 7:30 PM Away

Key Stats

Stat (per game) Clemson South Carolina
Points 15.1 23.5
Points Allowed 35.4 24.4
Total YDS 297.7 333.0
Pass YDS 182.5 207.8
Rush YDS 115.2 127.7
Total YDS Allowed 457.7 354.7
Pass YDS Allowed 268.6 185.8
Rush YDS Allowed 189.1 168.9

Clemson Injuries and Suspensions

 
[DB] 11/20/2021 – Andrew Booth Jr. is “?” Saturday vs South Carolina (Upper Body)
[LB] 11/20/2021 – Jake Venables is “?” Saturday vs South Carolina (Hamstring)
[QB] 11/20/2021 – Taisun Phommachanh is “?” Saturday vs South Carolina (Shoulder)
[WR] 11/20/2021 – E.J. Williams is “?” Saturday vs South Carolina (Undisclosed)
[DB] 11/20/2021 – Joseph Charleston is “?” Saturday vs South Carolina (Undisclosed)
[QB] 10/04/2021 – Will Taylor is out for season (Knee)
[WR] 10/01/2021 – Troy Stellato is out for season (Redshirt)
[DT] 09/26/2021 – Bryan Bresee is out for season (Knee)
[DE] 10/24/2021 – Justin Foster is out for season (Back)
[TE] 10/24/2021 – Braden Galloway is out for season (Shoulder)
[G] 10/24/2021 – Matt Bockhorst is out for season (Knee)
[WR] 10/23/2021 – Frank Ladson Jr. is out for season (Groin)
[OL] 10/21/2021 – John Williams is out for season (Undisclosed)
(!)[WR] 11/16/2021 – Justyn Ross is out indefinitely (Foot)
[WR] 11/07/2021 – Joseph Ngata is out indefinitely (Foot)
[DL] 09/15/2021 – Tayquon Johnson is out for season (Pectoral)
[OL] 09/14/2021 – Dietrick Pennington is out for season (ACL)
[RB] 09/20/2021 – Lyn-J Dixon is out for season (Left Team)
[S] 09/06/2021 – Lannden Zanders is out for season (Shoulder)
[WR] 09/02/2021 – Brannon Spector is out indefinitely (COVID-19)

Source: statfox.com

Challenges for South Carolina

This Clemson team hasn’t been its normal self this season. However, keep in mind the Tigers gave Georgia its best fight of the season so far. Clemson has the normal strong defense allowing 16.4 points per game which is even better than last season’s 20.2 points per contest allowed. Where they have dropped off is on offense. Last season the Tigers scored an average of 43.5 points per game but this season that is down to 26.5 ppg. The Gamecock’s challenge for this game is to score over 30 points. If they can do that they have a solid shot of picking up a big win over their in-state rivals.

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 6:30 PM CT (7:30 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the SEC Network.

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