Independence Bowl

Watson throws 6 TD passes, leads No. 4 Clemson to 56-7 win

Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson knew when the fourth-ranked Tigers' work was done against South Carolina — and shared that with the huge, appreciative crowd at Death Valley.

Watson, playing his final home game, threw his third TD pass of the opening quarter for a 21-0 lead Saturday night, then placed his hands together and leaned his head against them as if to say, "Nighty night."

The Gamecocks never woke up after that in Clemson's 56-7 domination, the team's largest margin of victory in the rivalry since a 51-0 win in 1900.

Watson tied his career high with six touchdowns passes, three to Mike Williams in Clemson's latest step toward the College...