As college football gets going, Clowney clowns around

By Alejandro Freixes, CCNN Head Writer

As South Carolina took on North Carolina to kick off the 2013 college football season, Jadeveon Clowney’s chances of getting a Heisman quickly came into question. Sideline bench warming… stomach aches… no sacks… three tackles… three quarterback hurries. Not exactly the best start for someone hyped as the first defensive-only player likely to win the coveted trophy. “Obviously, Jadeveon almost had a sack,’’ South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said sarcastically. “I told him during the (fourth-quarter) break (for a lightning storm) that he ought to be well-rested now. Maybe he won’t get shut out.’’ The South Carolina Gamecocks, however, still managed to knock the Tar Heels down after a 27-10 game. “It could have been a lot closer,” South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said. “Our red zone defense kept them out a couple of times. Other than that it was a very good win. They just gave up too many big plays.”

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