S Carolina St-Clemson Preview Capsule

Published on NewsOK Modified: September 4, 2014 at 5:05 pm •  Published: September 4, 2014
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South Carolina State (1-0) at No. 23 Clemson (0-1), 12:30 p.m. (ACC Network)

Line: No line.

Series Record: Clemson leads 2-0.

WHAT'S AT STAKE

Clemson is looking to gain some confidence after its fourth-quarter collapse in a 45-21 loss at Georgia last week. The Tigers haven't started 0-2 since 1975. South Carolina State is 0-11 all-time against teams from the Football Bowl Subdivision and has lost both career games to Clemson by a combined score of 106-13.

KEY MATCHUP

South Carolina State's RBs vs. Clemson's Defensive Line. The Tigers allowed 328 rushing yards to Georgia, including 198 to its star Todd Gurley. While South Carolina State's Bulldogs don't have the bite of Georgia's, they did amass 381 yards on the ground in a 63-0 victory over Benedict last week. Jalen Simmons led the way with 77 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

South Carolina State: QB Adrian Kollock completed 15 of 18 passes for 160 yards in his first career start. He also had a 39-yard rushing TD.

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