Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson and tight end Jordan Leggett were both announced as finalists for major college football awards on Tuesday.
Clemson will host Elon in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Sunday.
South Carolina advanced in the winner's bracket and into the second round of the Paradise Jam and will face Hofstra on Sunday night at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center. The Gamecocks own a 5-0 all-time record vs. the Pride, having last met during the 1981-82 campaign.
Top-ranked Clemson defeated Wake Forest 33-13 on Saturday, moving the Tigers to 11-0 for the first time since 1981. The Tigers also celebrated Senior Day and Military Appreciation Day, with special segments honoring seniors and veterans throughout the game.
Clemson sophomore quarterback Deshaun Watson has been named one of 15 semifinalists for the Walter Camp National Player of the Year Award. Watson and Florida State running back Dalvin Cook are the only ACC players on the list, while Watson, Cook, Luke Falk of Washington State, Leonard Fournette of LSU and Christian McCaffrey of Stanford are the only sophomores.
Defensive end Shaq Lawson has been named a finalist for another major national award, the Bronko Nagurski Trophy. The Clemson junior was one of five finalists announced Thursday morning by the Charlotte Touchdown Club, who presents the award annually to the nation’s top defensive player. The other finalists are Jeremy Cash of Duke, Tyler Matakevich of Temple, Carl Nassib of Penn State, and Reggie Ragland of Alabama.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said a medical official would have to "sign off in blood" for the Tigers to play injured receiver Mike Williams this season.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina interim coach Shawn Elliott says his team has a simple motivation against lower division Citadel this weekend. His Gamecocks just want to feel what it is like to be a winner again.
The Tigers are once again No. 1 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings, released Tuesday evening. Clemson has been atop the rankings each of the three weeks they have been released. The 12-person selection committee determines the four teams that will take part in the second College Football Playoff. The announcement of the pairings will be at 12 p.m. on Sunday, December 6.
Dabo Swinney and Clemson have gone through the entire 2015 season avoiding too much College Football Playoff talk, but now the coach seems to embrace the ranking and expectations. Click the video to watch Mike Gillespie's story from Tuesday's ABC Columbia News at 6.