No. 11 South Carolina took a trip today to Knoxville, Tn. for a SEC matuch up against Butch Jones and the Tennessee Volunteers. South Carolina is still very much alive in the SEC East race, although they’ll need some help along the way.
Aside from the help from other teams in the division, they’ll also need some stellar play from their star player, the ever-polarizing defensive end, Jadeveon Clowney.
So far this season, there have been a lot of questions about the monster defender, mainly people asking if he has packed it in for this season as he looks forward to what should be a successful career at the next level in the NFL.
Today, he made one of his trademark plays that may have quieted some of those critics for the time being.
In the first quarter against the Vols, Clowney has been an absolute terror. He has three tackles for loss so far, in addition to registering a sack.
One of those tackles for loss was on this play where Clowney exploded into the backfield, and then proceeded to explode the Tennessee ball carrier:
It’s plays like this that have many laughing at the notion that Clowney ultimately is a “bust.”
[h/t] SB Nation