Clemson was beating South Carolina State so bad they agreed to shorten the game

A week after struggling with Troy, Clemson made sure to be awake and alert from the beginning of its game with South Carolina State.

The Tigers ran out to a 45-0 lead at halftime, with a little assist from South Carolina State's kickoff return man, and the two sides came to an agreement that there was no need to play a full 30-minute second half. Instead of playing with a running clock, Clemson and South Carolina State agreed to play two 12-minute quarters.

It's a wise choice for both sides, as neither needs a full second half and it can help mitigate injury risks for both teams.

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Robby Kalland covers college football and golf for CBS Sports; he also dabbles in boxing, mixed martial arts and other sports. Prior to joining CBS in 2015, Robby spent time working for the Atlanta Hawks,... Full Bio

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