Clemson QB Stoudt struts his stuff in spring game

Cole Stoudt set a Clemson spring game record with 304 yards passing and threw four touchdown passes, but his White team lost to the Orange team 34-26 at the annual Clemson Spring Football game on Saturday. The contest was the 15th and final practice for Dabo Swinney’s Clemson Football team.

A spring game record crowd of 30,000 attended the game at Memorial Stadium, the last time Clemson fans will see the Tigers play in that legendary facility until Dabo Swinney’s team opens the 2013 season with an epic clash against a top 10 Georgia team. It will be the first time the two schools have met on the gridiron since 2003.

The Spring game was marred by some injuries in the first half. Freshman quarterback Chad Kelly, who was competing with Stoudt for the backup spot behind Tajh Boyd, suffered a knee injury that could be serious. Swinney indicated to the media after the game that it was probably a torn ACL. Tight end Sam Cooper and tackle Kalon Davis also suffered knee injuries, but they are not believed to be as serious. All three injuries took place in the first 20 plays of the game.

Boyd, a returning first-team All-American who has set school records for passing yardage in a season and touchdown passes in a career, did not play as Swinney wanted to see his younger quarterbacks in stadium game action.

Kelly got his Orange team off to a great start by driving his team 70 yards in 10 plays for a score. The nephew of former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly completed 6-7 passes for 43 yards on that opening drive and also had two rushes for 14 yards. He completed the drive with a 16-yard scoring pass to Charone Peake.

Kelly was driving his team for another score when he was injured at the end of a 17-yard run. Bradley Pinion had a 43-yard field goal at the end of the drive. Martavis Bryant, who had seven catches for 110 yards for the Orange team, caught a 34-yard touchdown pass from Donny McElveen with 6:16 left in the first period to give the Orange team a commanding 17-0 lead.

But, the White team came back with 26 points thanks to the four touchdown passes by Stoudt, who has been Boyd’s backup the last two years. He hit touchdown passes of 41 and 50 yards to All-America receiver Sammy Watkins to put his team within 17-14. After Nick Schuessler scored on a 35-yard run for the Orange, Stoudt threw two more touchdown passes, a 75-yarder to Stanton Seckinger, and a 51-yarder to Adam Humphries.

Stoudt was 16-24 for 304 in the first half when his team led 26-24. But, he did not play in the second half as Swinney and offensive coordinator Chad Morris decided to give more playing time to other players.

The Orange team outscored the White team 10-0 in the second half, scoring on a 50-yard touchdown pass from McElveen to freshman Jordan Leggett, and a 41-yard field goal by Pinion.

Watkins led all receivers in yardage with seven catches for 156 yards and the two scores.

Leggett, a tight end who entered Clemson in January, finished with seven catches for 97 yards and a score for the Orange. Schuessler played quarterback for both teams and combined to throw for 220 yards on 21-34 passing.

There were also some defensive standouts as well. Grady Jarrett had three sacks in the contest. He was co-MVP of the Clemson team last year on defense. Tavaris Barnes added a pair of sacks as well. Safety Robert Smith was the top tackler for the victorious Orange. Kellen Jones and Darius Robinson both had intercetions.

The top tackler in the game was linebacker B.J. Goodson with 13 stops for the White team. DeShawn Williams had two sacks, three tackles for loss and seven total tackles. Travis Blanks had an interception and six tackles from his safety positin. Vic Beasley had two sacks, giving him 10 sacks in four scrimmages or half scrimmages this spring.

Photo courtesy of CU Athletics

Comments

comments

With 266 combined goals, Gordon, Mueller share one

With 266 combined goals, Gordon, Mueller share oneRecords were meant to be broken, not ignored. Despite being [more]

Coastal drops wild one to UNCW in walk-off fashion

Coastal drops wild one to UNCW in walk-off fashionCoastal Carolina scored one run in the top of the [more]

Local student-athletes get into Special Olympics spirit

Local student-athletes get into Special Olympics spiritJosh Brown has a knack for throwing tennis balls. The North [more]

Lacrosse: CF girls net win; St. James sweeps openers

Lacrosse: CF girls net win; St. James sweeps openersThe Carolina Forest girls lacrosse team hosted a playoff game [more]

Softball: CF's McGovern, MB's Bodge hurl 1-hitters

Softball: CF's McGovern, MB's Bodge hurl 1-hittersCatie McGovern threw a complete game one-hit shutout to lead [more]

Baseball: Conway's Smith, SJ's Bray deliver shutouts

Baseball: Conway's Smith, SJ's Bray deliver shutoutsConway junior Will Smith pitched his second straight complete-game shutout [more]

Soccer: MB sweeps 'Dogs; Braves blow past Panthers

Soccer: MB sweeps 'Dogs; Braves blow past PanthersThe Myrtle Beach girls soccer team wrapped up the Region [more]

Tennis: Seahawks sweep Warriors; CF falls to Bruins

Tennis: Seahawks sweep Warriors; CF falls to BruinsMyrtle Beach's lone senior celebrated Senior Day by taking part [more]

Three Pelicans employees mark 20th year on the job

Three Pelicans employees mark 20th year on the jobBaseball is more than America’s pastime for a trio of [more]

Monday Wrapup: MB gets wins in softball, golf, tennis

Monday Wrapup: MB gets wins in softball, golf, tennisThe Myrtle Beach softball team knocked off North Myrtle Beach [more]

Soccer: MB claims region; Braves edge Chiefs in PKs

Soccer: MB claims region; Braves edge Chiefs in PKsThe Myrtle Beach boys soccer team clinched its fifth consecutive [more]

Local girls hoops stars join forces to net Big Shots title

Local girls hoops stars join forces to net Big Shots titleThe Confidence Cougars out of Horry County captured the championship [more]

Record 7 county lacrosse teams make state playoffs

Record 7 county lacrosse teams make state playoffsFor the first time in local lacrosse history, seven Horry [more]

Chants sweep Saturday doubleheader with Troy

Chants sweep Saturday doubleheader with TroyAfter clawing its way to a 3-2 come-from-behind win in [more]

Soccer: Panthers run past Bruins; Lady Chiefs win

Soccer: Panthers run past Bruins; Lady Chiefs winDown by a goal in the waning minutes of Friday’s [more]

Softball: Chiefs top Tigers; Panthers rally past Braves

Softball: Chiefs top Tigers; Panthers rally past BravesCarolina Forest's Catie McGovern pitched a complete game six-hitter to [more]

Baseball: Socastee, NMB post big region shutouts

Baseball: Socastee, NMB post big region shutoutsSocastee's Dylan Kuehne pitched a complete game shutout to defeat [more]

Trojans turn tables on Chants in series opener

Trojans turn tables on Chants in series openerCoastal Carolina got a two-out, two run double in the [more]

Girls Soccer: Seahawks, Saints post shutout wins

Girls Soccer: Seahawks, Saints post shutout winsThe Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach girls soccer team scored [more]

Boys Tennis: MB avenges loss to PG; NMB edges CF

Boys Tennis: MB avenges loss to PG; NMB edges CFThe Myrtle Beach boys tennis team took back-to-back wins over [more]

Boys Golf: Seahawks stay hot in 20-shot win over CF

Boys Golf: Seahawks stay hot in 20-shot win over CFThe Myrtle Beach boys golf team returned to its home [more]

Girls Lacrosse: Sharks cap Senior Night with 707 win

Girls Lacrosse: Sharks cap Senior Night with 707 winSocastee carried a nine-game winning streak and loads of confidence [more]

Baseball: Sharks rally past Dogs for 12th straight win

Baseball: Sharks rally past Dogs for 12th straight winThe No. 2-ranked St. James baseball team's road trip to [more]

Baseball: St. James beats Socastee in Battle of 707

Baseball: St. James beats Socastee in Battle of 707On a 10-game winning streak and facing its neighborhood rivals [more]

Lacrosse: MB sweeps CF; Lady Braves win 9 in a row

Lacrosse: MB sweeps CF; Lady Braves win 9 in a rowThe Myrtle Beach boys lacrosse team used Senior Night to [more]

With 266 combined goals, Gordon, Mueller share one

With 266 combined goals, Gordon, Mueller share oneRecords were meant to be broken, not ignored. Despite being [more]

Coastal drops wild one to UNCW in walk-off fashion

Coastal drops wild one to UNCW in walk-off fashionCoastal Carolina scored one run in the top of the [more]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

© 2017 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach