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No. 23 Clemson revs up offense and defense in 73-7 win against overmatched SC State

  • Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson runs out of the pocket and is pressured by South Carolina State's Alexander Glover during an NCAA college football game in Clemson, S.C.,  Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.  (AP Photo/ Richard Shiro)

    Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson runs out of the pocket and is pressured by South Carolina State's Alexander Glover during an NCAA college football game in Clemson, S.C., Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/ Richard Shiro)  (The Associated Press)

  • Clemson's Artavis Scott runs for a touchdown after pulling in a reception in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against South Carolina State in Clemson, S.C.,  Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.  (AP Photo/ Richard Shiro)

    Clemson's Artavis Scott runs for a touchdown after pulling in a reception in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against South Carolina State in Clemson, S.C., Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/ Richard Shiro)  (The Associated Press)

Cole Stoudt completed 22 of his 31 passes for 302 yards and No. 23 Clemson scored its highest point total in 33 years in a 73-7 win over South Carolina State on Saturday.

The Tigers (1-1) gained 735 yards against the outmatched FCS Bulldogs (1-1), who were held to 44 yards.

The 73 points were the most scored by the Tigers since an 82-24 win over Wake Forest in 1981 and it was their biggest margin since beating Presbyterian 67-0 in 1957. The Tigers are now 29-0 against FCS teams.

Clemson's goal in this one was simple — get the offense and defense back on track after a disastrous second half in last week's loss to Georgia with No. 1 Florida State up next in two weeks. And the Tigers clicked on both sides of the ball.