Clemson and South Carolina State are playing 12-minute quarters in the second half of their contest Saturday afternoon.
The Clemson Tigers are having no trouble with South Carolina State on Saturday. As such, the two staffs got together and decided to shorten the game at halftime. Head coaches Dabo Swinney and Buddy Pough agreed to 12-minute quarters instead of 15-minute quarters for the second half. They made the decision to shorten the quarters rather than go to a running clock.
News: Dabo Swinney and Buddy Pough agreed to 12-minute quarters for the third and fourth quarters. They decided against a running clock.
— Aaron Brenner (@Aaron_Brenner) September 17, 2016
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The decision came with Clemson holding a 45-0 lead. It’s now 59-0 early in the fourth quarter.
Clemson, which will move to 3-0, next gets Georgia Tech on the road. There will be no mercy rule there.