Clemson crush the Gamecocks

28 November 2017 04:21:42 GMTPlus11

The Clemson Tigers rolled over the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday at the Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia to conclude the regular campaign with an 11-1 record.

The only blemish on Clemson's schedule was a 27-24 defeat to the Orange of Syracuse when they lost quarterback Kelly Bryant to a concussion in the first minute of the first half.

Otherwise the Tigers have not only been perfect, but their non-conference victory over Auburn looks exceedingly good given the latter's late season run.

Clemson's win and losses by Alabama to Auburn and Miami at Pitt allowed the Tigers to be the new #1 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 Poll.

It's now on to the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, for the ACC Championship game against the Hurricanes this upcoming Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Oklahoma Sooners moved up a single spot to second following their defeat of West Virginia.

The Sooners have a right to question why they aren't the new #1 given that they ranked higher than Clemson last week, but such can be vagrancies of Poll voting.

Oklahoma will be in Arlington at the home of the Dallas Cowboys this week as they play the Horned Frogs of TCU in the Big 12 Championship at AT & T Stadium.

The Sooners won the regular season match-up between the two sides 38-20 as Baker Mayfield threw for 333 yards and three touchdowns on 18-of-27 at the Memorial Stadium in Norman.

The nightmare scenario for the Big 12 Conference is that TCU wins the rematch and neither side is invited to the College Football Playoff, with the ACC, SEC and Big Ten champions being invited along with Alabama.

Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh Steelers are 1213.00 to win Super Bowl LII, with the New Orleans Saints 4.00 and the Philadelphia Eagles 3.25.

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