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CLEMSON, S. Adidas Bryan Trottier Jersey .C. -- Clemson coach Dabo Swinney hoped his team would end an early season funk with a big game and some big plays against South Carolina State. Chances came early and often in a 59-0 rout on Saturday.The game was such a mismatch that the fifth-ranked Tigers (3-0) scored two touchdowns in the first quarter with no time running off the clock and the coaches agreed to shorten the third and fourth quarters from 15 minutes to 12.An NCAA rule allows for games to be shortened by time.Swinney knew the Tigers had questions about themselves after two, less-than-crisp offensive showings against Auburn and Troy. In this one, Clemson put up 31 points in the first quarter to improve to 31-0 against Football Championship Subdivision opponents.This was great for our team, for our spirit and our morale, Swinney said.Clemson led 45-0 at the half against the Bulldogs (0-3), with Deshaun Watson throwing three TD passes to get the Tigers rolling.I enjoyed myself, Watson said with a smile. There was a lot more energy on the sidelines, too.Clemson, with three wins to open the season for the fifth time in the last six years -- is 31-0 against FCS teams.The lopsided score comes after Watson told fans he was sorry for the 30-24 win over Troy for any negative energy he brought to that game. This time, he was the 4-of-4 on the opening drive that ended with a 7-yard TD pass to Ray-Ray McCloud.Watson and McCloud also connected on a 36-yard scoring pass. Watson threw a 17-yard TD to Deon Cain in the second quarter before heading to the sideline.The strangest sequence of the game involved a first-quarter gaffe by South Carolina States Ahmaad Harris on a kickoff return after a Clemson TD. He flipped the ball to the official in the end zone before taking a knee to stop the action. Clemsons Denzel Johnson recovered the fumble -- 14 points, no time off the clock.Watson completed 12 of 15 passes for 152 yards.Swinney said referees approached him about the shortened game and then, after agreeing, officials spoke with South Carolina State coach Buddy Pough, who also said yes. Hes got a game Thursday night himself, so youve got to look on his side as well, Pough said. Anything we can do to make our teams better for the next week, we probably needed to do.THE TAKEAWAYSouth Carolina St: The Bulldogs will be grateful to return to their Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference after losing its first three games against FBS opponents by a combined 150-24 score. Weve had the three-game trip from hell, Pough said. Hopefully, we can regroup and get ourselves ready to play in our league.Clemson: The Tigers were looking for offensive confidence and got some in the blowout win. However, things wont be so easy when Clemson starts ACC play on Thursday night at Georgia Tech. Watson and his offense, some who thought would be the most dynamic attack college football had seen in years, will need to prove their skills against bigger opponents if they hope to return to the College Football Playoffs.HOT SUBSHolder Seth Ryan, son of Buffalo coach Rex Ryan, had two catches with his father watching in Death Valley. The son of Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich, grad student and reserve tight end Grant, caught a short pass and then leaped a Bulldogs defender as his teammates jumped and screamed in excitement.POLL IMPLICATIONSCLEMSON: The Tigers win wont do much to enhance or detract their spot in the rankings. The team theyre chasing in the ACC is likely to flip after No. 10 Louisvilles dismantling of No. 2 Florida State, 63-20. The Clemson-Louisville debate should be settled at Death Valley in two weeks when Louisville plays here on Oct. 1.KEY NUMBERSSOUTH CAROLINA STATE: The Bulldogs managed only 48 yards rushing on 32 carries. Their punter, Jerome Pettiway, probably saw the most action with 10 kicks for a 40.1 average.CLEMSON: The Tigers put up offensive numbers that were routine last season -- 555 yards and 27 first downs en route to their most points since routing Virginia 59-10 in 2013.UP NEXTSouth Carolina St: Bulldogs open MEAC play, and face their first non-FBS opponent, at Florida A&M on Saturday.Clemson: The Tigers start conference play in the ACC at Georgia Tech on Thursday night. Clemson has lost its past five games in Atlanta with its last victory at Georgia Tech coming in 2003.---AP college football website: collegefootball.ap.org Adidas Christopher Gibson Jersey . Each of Houstons starters scored in double figures as the Rockets improved to 2-0 against the Spurs this season, with both victories coming on the road. They also moved within 3 1/2 games of San Antonio (22-7) for the lead the Southwest Division. Adidas Ryan Strome Jersey . - Blake Griffin had 30 points and 12 rebounds, J. http:///...son+islanders+jersey . -- Mike Smith never saw his first NHL goal go in. YAS MARINA, Abu Dhabi -- Lewis Hamilton says he is proud of how his teammate and title rival Nico Rosberg has driven this year.The two Mercedes drivers will go head to head for the championship in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, with the odds stacked in Rosbergs favour. The pair have been friends since they raced against each other in go-karts during their junior careers, but the relationship has been strained in recent years as they have battled for world championship.Asked how the relationship has changed since the 2014 season when they first went up against each other for the title, Hamilton said: Its been an interesting one. We had a very good relationship when we started out as kids. Back then obviously a race weekend was generally for kids karting, so you are out having fun, you go out and drive and come in and you fool around.You give a bit of information to your mechanic and you go and play PlayStation, you go uni-cycling.... We had a lot in common, we both love pizza, we both loved eating boxes of Kelloggs Frosties and doing all crazy things and we used to go on big motorbike tours, we did all of those things. I still do every one of those but Nico has shifted in the sense, hes obviously very, very solely focused in terms of looking after himself.Obviously we parted ways when we were younger, he went Formula BMW, I went Formula Renault but then we got to Formula One and this was something that we had talked about as kids and weve obviously had ups and downs but ultimately I think weve managed to, particularly in the last year being the age we are, which is pretty old considering when we first met, I think weve been able to manage it pretty well.Im really happy for him and his family, pproud of stepping away from being our competitive selves, proud of him, of how hes driven particularly this year and generally its been a pleasure to have him as a teammate. Adidas Billy Smith Jersey. . Im sure that will continue.Hamilton believes he fully deserves the title this year after a series of mechanical issues earlier in the season put him on the back foot.I fully believe me and my side of the garage has worked the hardest yet and we are not in the position [in the championship] that we have worked for. But we are still in a position of power, still pushing hard, still inspired, still motivated, still very focused on winning. Im very proud of my engineers and we have grown a lot closer this season, our work ethic is closer than it ever has been this season.With my new mechanics that have come on board, it started out really tough with us at the beginning of the year, particularly, I would say, on their side because they just didnt understand whats going on and then we had all those problems following, so then they felt on their social media, they felt a lot of heat, fans thinking... people were blaming them which was nothing to do with them.And then we had a lot of success so I built a really great relationship with them, so really really proud of the unit that I have now and of course I feel that we have worked to the point of deserving to have been champions this year as our group but we have this one last race which, all we can do is focus on being great this weekend as we have the last races before. 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