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No. 23 Clemson ends 5 game South Carolina win streak with 35.17 victory

  • South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier looks on from the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Clemson, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

    South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier looks on from the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Clemson, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)  (The Associated Press)

  • Clemson running back Wayne Gallman avoids the tackle attempt of South Carolina's D.J, Smith during the first half of an NCAA college football game against  in Clemson, S.C., Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)

    Clemson running back Wayne Gallman avoids the tackle attempt of South Carolina's D.J, Smith during the first half of an NCAA college football game against in Clemson, S.C., Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)  (The Associated Press)

  • Clemson running back Wayne Gallman (9) celebrates scoring a touchdown with teammate Artavis Scott (3) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against South Carolina, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

    Clemson running back Wayne Gallman (9) celebrates scoring a touchdown with teammate Artavis Scott (3) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against South Carolina, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)  (The Associated Press)

Artavis Scott had two long touchdown catches, Wayne Gallman ran for 191 yards and No. 23 Clemson ended a five-game losing streak to rival South Carolina with a 35-17 victory Saturday.

The Tigers (9-3) hadn't beaten the Gamecocks (6-6) since 2008, an unprecedented run of failure that overshadowed their 32-8 record the past three seasons. This time, Clemson showed off a perked up offense bolstered by the return of freshman starter Deshaun Watson at quarterback.

Watson threw two inside flip passes that Scott turned into touchdowns of 53 and 70 yards. The second one gave the Tigers a 28-10 lead that South Carolina couldn't overcome.

Watson finished 14 of 19 for 269 yards and two rushing TDs in first significant action since defeating North Carolina State on Oct. 4.