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September 17, 2013

Pain and fame for South Carolina’s Clowney

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COLUMBIA, S.C. —

Things came together for the Gamecock defense last Saturday night as it held Vanderbilt to under 300 yards in a 35-25 victory. The defense collected five sacks, including a critical one by Clowney in the second half that jarred the ball loose for a fumble that South Carolina recovered deep in its territory to stop a Commodores rally.

Still, afterward it was Clowney’s foot pain that took center stage.

Clowney said he’s handled the pain off-and-on since high school and hopes that two weeks between games will reduce any discomfort. He appeared his most

“It’s painful. I’m out here playing on it, though, so I’m just trying to give everything I’ve got on it,” he said. “Who knows what’s going to happen out there? It doesn’t really bother me when I am out there much. It’s just builds up pain. The more I keep going on it, the more it bothers me.”

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