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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