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Quarterbacks competes to replace Boyd as defense dominates Clemson spring game

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    Clemson running back D.J. Howard (22) steps over defensive end Corey Crawford for a touchdown during an NCAA college football spring game at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, S.C., Saturday, April 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Anderson Independent-Mail, Mark Crammer) GREENVILLE NEWS OUT; SENECA NEWS OUT (The Associated Press)

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    Clemson coach Dabo Swinney walks the sideline during the NCAA college football team's spring game at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, S.C., on Saturday, April 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Anderson Independent-Mail, Mark Crammer) SENECA OUT GREENVILLE NEWS OUT (The Associated Press)

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    From left, Clemson's Joe Gore, Nick Schuessler and D.J. Reader run down The Hill at Memorial Stadium before the NCAA college football team's spring game Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/Anderson Independent-Mail, Mark Crammer) SENECA JOURNAL OUT GREENVILLE NEWS OUT (The Associated Press)

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    Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables watches during an NCAA college football spring game at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, S.C., Saturday, April 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Anderson Independent-Mail, Mark Crammer) GREENVILLE NEWS OUT; SENECA NEWS OUT (The Associated Press)

With all eyes on Clemson's ongoing quarterback derby, defense dominated the Orange and White Game at Memorial Stadium Saturday afternoon.

The Tigers' improving defense forced three turnovers and made 14 no-contact sacks of Clemson quarterbacks. The White team defeated the Orange team 24-5 in a scrimmage that wrapped up Clemson's 2014 spring practices.

Senior quarterback Cole Stoudt completed 15 of 23 passes for 158 yards and two touchdowns for the White team. Sophomore quarterback Chad Kelly completed 10 of 18 passes for 118 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions.

Stoudt and Kelly are competing to replace Clemson all-time passing yards and passing touchdowns leader Tajh Boyd. Incoming freshman DeShaun Watson is also in the race, but was sidelined Saturday with a cracked collarbone.