Brice-led team wins spring game
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.