South Carolina vs. Clemson live updates: USC wins 31-30

South Carolina battles No. 8 Clemson in both teams’ final regular season games of the season (noon, ABC).

Follow along with updates from The State’s Ben Portnoy, Chapel Fowler and Jeremiah Holloway, who are inside Memorial Stadium to bring you coverage.

What’s the score? Who’s winning?

Scoring plays

——First quarter——

Clemson 7, South Carolina 0 — Jeremiah Trotter pick-six on Spencer Rattler’s first pass of the second drive. It was the first defensive TD of the season for Clemson.

Clemson 14, South Carolina 0 — DJ Uiagalelei 9-yard rushing touchdown. Will Shipley added a 47-yard TD run on the drive. Scoring drive: 8 plays, 90 yards, 4:08

——Second quarter——

Clemson 14, South Carolina 7: The Gamecocks get FOUR chances from inside the 5-yard line. Fourth try is a charm. Spencer Rattler to Antwane Wells for the touchdown. Scoring drive: 8 plays, 51 yards, 3:08

Clemson 16, South Carolina 7: Spencer Rattler tackled in the end zone by Ruke Ohrohroho for a safety.

Clemson 16, South Carolina 14: Spencer Rattler takes in for the touchdown run. The short field was set up after Clemson attempted a trick play on the kick return and fumbled. Scoring drive: 4 plays, 37 yards, 1:31

Clemson 23, South Carolina 14: DJ Uiagalelei with an 11-yard TD pass to Antonio Williams. Beaux Collins hauled in a 59-yard catch to set up the score. Scoring drive: 5 plays, 75 yards, 2:10

——Third quarter——

Clemson 23, South Carolina 21: Jaheim Bell scores on a 2-yard touchdown run. Drive was set up by a 37-yard punt return from Ahmarean Brown. Scoring drive: 4 plays, 26 yards, 1:52

Clemson 30, South Carolina 21: Will Shipley with an 11-yard TD run. Tailback Phil Mafah had an 18-yard on the drive. Scoring drive: 6 plays, 47 yards, 2:35

Clemson 30, South Carolina 28: Spencer Rattler to Antwane Wells for a 72-yard touchdown. Scoring drive: 2 plays, 75 yards, 0:50

South Carolina 31, Clemson 30: Mitch Jeter makes a 35-yard field goal. Scoring drive: 10 plays, 52 yards, 6:21

RJ Mickens ejected for targeting

Clemson safety R.J. Mickens was ejected for targeting late in the third quarter after he led with his helmet while tackling South Carolina tight end Jaheim Bell.As a result of the penalty, Mickens, Clemson’s No. 2 strong safety behind Andrew Mukuba, will miss the first half of next week’s ACC championship game against North Carolina.

Josh Vann injury

South Carolina receiver Josh Vann left the game after a 34-yard reception on a Spencer Rattler pass. Vann needed help walking the sideline and was having trouble putting weight on his left leg after the catch. USC’s receivers came over to check on him. Clemson’s KJ Henry also came to wish Vann well.

Clemson injury update

All players listed on Clemson’s weekly depth chart released Monday are “expected to be available today,” per the school.

Clemson previously announced that starting wide receiver Beaux Collins (who was on Monday’s depth chart) would play against USC after missing the last two games with a shoulder injury.

Starting defensive tackle Bryan Bresee will also play after missing last week’s game with strep throat and fever, coach Dabo Swinney announced earlier in the week.

On the long-term injury front: starting left guard Marcus Tate is out for the season after injuring his knee against Miami, and safety Tyler Venables (hamstring) and wide/receiver Will Taylor (knee) remain off the depth chart.

MarShawn Lloyd travels

South Carolina tailbacks MarShawn Lloyd and Christian Beal-Smith — both battling injuries — made the trip for the Clemson game. Whether or not they play is to be determined.

Lloyd missed the last three games with a thigh contusion suffered in the Oct. 29 loss to Missouri. Beal-Smith missed the last two games with a foot injury that’s lingered all season. Lloyd leads the team with 556 rushing yard and nine touchdowns and has two other receiving scores.

Uniform report

South Carolina will suit up in black helmets, white jerseys and white pants.

Final betting line

South Carolina is a 14.5-point underdog to Clemson, according to VegasInsider’s consensus line. The over-under for points scored in the game is 53.

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