Brice-led team wins spring game

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Football - BY MATT CON­NOLLY mcon­[email protected]­tate.com

Clem­son cel­e­brated this past year’s na­tional cham­pi­onship and con­tin­ued early prepa­ra­tion to­wards try­ing to win another one dur­ing its an­nual spring game Satur­day af­ter­noon at Death Val­ley.

Chase Brice and the White team earned a 3010 win against Trevor Lawrence and the Or­ange squad in front of an es­ti­mated crowd of 60,000 fans, in­clud­ing for­mer Tigers stars Chris­tian Wilkins, Clelin Fer­rell and Hunter Ren­frow.

Clem­son’s usual sus­pects shined as Lawrence, Tee Higgins and Justyn Ross all made big plays. Sev­eral Tigers newcomers also per­formed well, most no­tably fresh­men re­ceivers Frank Lad­son and Joseph Ngata.

Add in the fact that Clem­son’s se­niors and ju­niors that left early for the NFL draft re­ceived their rings dur­ing half­time and Tigers coach Dabo Swin­ney could not have been more pleased with the way the day un­folded.

“We don’t get any jam­borees... To be able to have an op­por­tu­nity to cre­ate a game en­vi­ron­ment where there’s in­ten­sity and but­ter­flies and all of those things that come with it, you can’t sim­u­late that in prac­tice no mat­ter how hard you try,” Swin­ney said.

Both of­fenses did the ma­jor­ity of their dam­age through the air.

Lawrence com­pleted 19 of 34 passes for 232 yards with a touch­down and an in­ter­cep­tion, while Brice coun­tered with 165 pass­ing yards and a touch­down while com­plet­ing 10 of his 19 at­tempts.

Darien Rencher added a touch­down run for the White team, Steven Saw­icki con­nected on all three of his field goal at­tempts and Sheri­dan Jones iced the game with a 42-yard in­ter­cep­tion re­turn for a touch­down in the fi­nal min­utes to lift the White to the vic­tory.

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