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COLUMBIA, S.C. -- When a championship is in the balance, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney knows he can count on Hunter Renfrow.

Green became the NBA’s all-time iron man when he played his 907th consecutive game while a member of the Dallas Mavericks on November 20, 1997, passing Randy Smith, who played in 906 consecutive.

The receiver had a pair of touchdown catches as the fourth-ranked Tigers won their fourth straight over rival South Carolina 34-10 on Saturday night. The victory kept Clemson on track for a third consecutive trip to the College Football Playoff.

Renfrow, the one-time walk-on, had a 4-yard touchdown grab to put the Tigers up 20-0 at halftime. He opened the third quarter with a twisting, 61-yard catch and run that thwarted any hopes of a Gamecocks' comeback.

It was Renfrow's third career multiple-TD game -- the other two were Clemson's national championship contests against Alabama.

'It's just that time of year,' Swinney said, chuckling. 'He just comes up big.'

Renfrow's had that knack since the 5-foot-11 junior arrived on campus with dreams of playing major college football. He made a name for himself against Alabama after the 2015 season with a pair of touchdowns in Clemson's 45-40 loss.

A year later, Renfrow once more bedeviled the Crimson Tide and had the game-winning, 2-yard TD catch with a second to go in the Tigers' 35-31 win. He was tied for the team lead with 46 catches coming into the South Carolina game Saturday night, but his only touchdown reception came last week in a 61-3 blowout of Citadel.

He was happy with his role Saturday as the Tigers (11-1, No. 3 CFP) continued their stranglehold on the Palmetto State's most cared-about sporting event.

'I'm just so proud of the way we played, the way we came into this environment,' Renfrow said. 'Defense helped us out early and got a big score.'

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The win was the 100th in Clemson coach Dabo Swinney's career. And combined with the CFP's top teams -- Alabama and Miami -- losing this weekend, the Tigers solidified their position among the top four heading into the Atlantic Coast Conference title game next week.

The Tigers entered the game wary of a rejuvenated South Carolina (8-4, No. 24 CFP), which finished second in the Southeastern Conference East and had its most victories in a season in four years. But Clemson's defense bottled up the Gamecocks and quarterback Jake Bentley for a second consecutive season.

Fittingly, cornerback Ryan Carter opened Clemson's scoring with a 12-yard pick-six on Bentley's bad throw near his goal line.

South Carolina managed just 99 yards in the first half and 207 for the game, its lowest total this season.

While he Gamecocks struggled, Clemson QB Bryant completed 23 of 34 passes for 272 yards, his most since throwing for 316 yards against Louisville on Sept. 16.

Bentley finished 16 of 29 for 126 yards, two interceptions and a 38-yard TD pass to Bryan Edwards late in the fourth quarter. Bentley passed for just 41 yards against the Tigers in a 56-7 loss in 2016.

Muschamp said his team did not handle the moment.

'When you lose like that to your archrival,' he said, 'it's not a lot of fun.'

THE TAKEAWAY

Clemson: The Tigers put on another big show away from home, adding to earlier wins at Louisville (47-21), Virginia Tech (31-17) and North Carolina State (38-31) this season. The ability to win on the road should serve them well playing away from home in the ACC title game and the College Football Playoff.

South Carolina: The Gamecocks have made big strides this season, but are still no match for Clemson's dominant program which has outscored Will Muschamp's team 90-17 in his two years on the job.

NEVER AGAIN

South Carolina Will Muschamp and his players did not regret their motto, 'Never again,' which arose a short time after the Gamecocks 56-7 battering to Clemson last year. 'We didn't play as well as we wanted to,' quarterback Jake Bentley said, 'but we're never again going to stop competing and playing as hard as we can and we showed that tonight.'

DABO SAID WHAT?

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney was called for an unsportsmanlike penalty after apparently yelling at officials a bit too often with language that was a little too salty. The penalty came as Swinney wandered too far onto the field following Renfrow's 4-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter. Swinney was upset that fans near the end zone were tossing water bottles and debris on the field. He wanted officials to penalize South Carolina. 'That's what I thought,' he said. 'But I got a flag. Should have kept my mouth shut. '

UP NEXT

Clemson will play Miami in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game on Dec. 2.

South Carolina awaits its bowl destination to be announced Dec. 3.

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The Game Awards 2015
DateDecember 3, 2015
VenueMicrosoft Theater, Los Angeles, United States
CountryUnited States
Hosted byGeoff Keighley
Highlights
Most awards
  • (2 awards each)
Most nominationsThe Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (6)
Game of the YearThe Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Industry Icon AwardBrett Sperry and Louis Castle (Westwood Studios)
Viewership2.3 million
  • ← 2014
  • 2016 →

The Game Awards 2015 was an award show that honored the best video games of 2015. It was produced and hosted by Geoff Keighley at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on December 3, 2015. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt won the show's Game of the Year award.

Premieres[edit]

The ceremony featured 10 game premieres,[1] including Telltale Games's Batman: The Telltale Series and The Walking Dead: Michonne, Double Fine Productions's Psychonauts 2 and Harmonix's Rock Band VR. There were also new trailers for upcoming games as well including Ubisoft's Far Cry Primal, Naughty Dog's Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Remedy Entertainment's Quantum Break and Cloud Imperium Games's Star Citizen. Ports and remasters were also announced including an Xbox One port for Psyonix's Rocket League and a remastered version of Chair Entertainment's Shadow Complex.

The broadcast saw a total viewership of about 2.3 million.[2]

Winners and nominees[edit]

The nominees for The Game Awards 2015 were announced on November 13, 2015. Candidate games must have a commercial release date on or before November 24, 2015, in order to be eligible.[3]

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The winners were announced during the awards ceremony on December 3, 2015.[3] Winners are shown first in bold.[4]

Jury-voted awards[edit]

Game of the YearDeveloper of the Year
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – CD Projekt Red
    • Bloodborne – FromSoftware
    • Fallout 4 – Bethesda Game Studios
    • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – Kojima Productions
    • Super Mario Maker – Nintendo
  • CD Projekt Red
Best Independent GameBest Mobile/Handheld Game
  • Rocket League – Psyonix
    • Axiom Verge – Tom Happ
    • Her Story – Sam Barlow
    • Ori and the Blind Forest – Moon Studios
    • Undertale – Toby Fox
  • Lara Croft Go – Square Enix Montréal
    • Downwell – Moppin
    • Fallout Shelter – Bethesda Game Studios and Behaviour Interactive
    • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate – Capcom
    • Pac-Man 256 – Hipster Whale
Best NarrativeBest Art Direction
  • Her Story – Sam Barlow
    • Life Is Strange – Dontnod Entertainment
    • Tales from the Borderlands – Telltale Games
    • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – CD Projekt Red
    • Until Dawn – Supermassive Games
  • Ori and the Blind Forest – Moon Studios
    • Batman: Arkham Knight – Rocksteady Studios
    • Bloodborne – FromSoftware
    • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – Kojima Productions
    • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – CD Projekt Red
Best Score/SoundtrackBest Performance
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – Kojima Productions
    • Fallout 4 – Bethesda Game Studios
    • Halo 5: Guardians – 343 Industries
    • Ori and the Blind Forest – Moon Studios
    • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – CD Projekt Red
  • Viva Seifert as Hannah Smith – Her Story
    • Ashly Burch as Chloe Price – Life Is Strange
    • Camilla Luddington as Lara Croft – Rise of the Tomb Raider
    • Doug Cockle as Geralt of Rivia – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
    • Mark Hamill as the Joker – Batman: Arkham Knight
Games for ImpactBest Shooter
  • Life Is Strange – Dontnod Entertainment
    • Cibele – Star Maid Games
    • Her Story – Sam Barlow
    • Sunset – Tale of Tales
    • Undertale – by Toby Fox
  • Splatoon – Nintendo
    • Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Treyarch
    • Destiny: The Taken King – Bungie
    • Halo 5: Guardians – 343 Industries
    • Star Wars Battlefront – EA Digital Illusions CE
Best Action/AdventureBest Role Playing Game
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – Kojima Productions
    • Assassin's Creed Syndicate – Ubisoft Quebec
    • Batman: Arkham Knight – Rocksteady Studios
    • Ori and the Blind Forest – Moon Studios
    • Rise of the Tomb Raider – Crystal Dynamics
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – CD Projekt Red
    • Bloodborne – FromSoftware
    • Fallout 4 – Bethesda Game Studios
    • Pillars of Eternity – Obsidian Entertainment
    • Undertale – Toby Fox
Best Fighting GameBest Family Game
  • Mortal Kombat X – NetherRealm Studios
    • Guilty Gear Xrd –SIGN– – Arc System Works Team Red
    • Rise of Incarnates – Bandai Namco Entertainment
    • Rising Thunder – Radiant Entertainment
  • Super Mario Maker – Nintendo
    • Disney Infinity 3.0 – Avalanche Software with additional work by Ninja Theory, Studio Gobo, Sumo Digital and United Front Games
    • Lego Dimensions – Traveller's Tales
    • Skylanders: SuperChargers – Vicarious Visions and Beenox
    • Splatoon – Nintendo
Best Sports/Racing GameBest Multiplayer
  • Rocket League – Psyonix
    • FIFA 16 – EA Canada
    • Forza Motorsport 6 – Turn 10 Studios
    • NBA 2K16 – Visual Concepts
    • Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 – PES Productions
  • Splatoon – Nintendo
    • Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Treyarch
    • Destiny: The Taken King – Bungie
    • Halo 5: Guardians – 343 Industries
    • Rocket League – Psyonix

Fan's choice awards[edit]

Most Anticipated GameESports Player of the Year
  • No Man's Sky – in development by Hello Games
    • Horizon Zero Dawn – in development by Guerrilla Games
    • Quantum Break – in development by Remedy Entertainment
    • The Last Guardian – in development by genDESIGN and Japan Studio
    • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End – in development by Naughty Dog
  • Kenny 'KennyS' Schrub (Team EnVyUs – Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
    • Lee 'Faker' Sang-hyeok (SK Telecom T1 – League of Legends)
    • Olof 'olofmeister' Kajbjer (Fnatic – Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
    • Peter 'ppd' Dager (Evil Geniuses – Dota 2)
    • Syed Sumail 'Suma1L' Hassan (Evil Geniuses – Dota 2)
ESports Team of the YearESports Game of the Year
  • OpTic Gaming
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – developed by Valve
    • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – developed by Sledgehammer Games
    • Dota 2 – developed by Valve
    • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft – developed by Blizzard Entertainment
    • League of Legends – developed by Riot Games
Trending GamerBest Fan Creation
  • Greg Miller
  • Portal Stories: Mel – by Prism Studios
    • GTA V – Targets – by Hoodoo Operator
    • Real GTA – by Corridor Digital
    • Twitch Plays Dark Souls – by Twitch Community

Honorary awards[edit]

Industry Icon Award
  • Brett Sperry and Louis Castle (Westwood Studios)

Games with multiple nominations and awards[edit]

Games that received multiple nominations
NominationsGame
6The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
4Her Story
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Ori and the Blind Forest
3Batman: Arkham Knight
Bloodborne
Fallout 4
Halo 5: Guardians
Life Is Strange
Rocket League
Splatoon
Undertale
2Call of Duty: Black Ops III
Destiny: The Taken King
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Super Mario Maker
Games that received multiple awards
AwardsGame
2Her Story
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Rocket League
Splatoon
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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References[edit]

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  1. ^Makuch, Eddie (November 25, 2015). '10 'World Premieres' Slated for 2015 Game Awards'. GameSpot. Archived from the original on November 28, 2015. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
  2. ^Crecente, Brian (December 6, 2016). 'The Game Awards audience up 65 percent to 3.8M'. Polygon. Archived from the original on December 7, 2016. Retrieved December 13, 2017.
  3. ^ abSarkar, Samit (November 13, 2015). 'Here are the nominees for The Game Awards 2015'. Polygon. Archived from the original on January 11, 2016. Retrieved November 13, 2015.
  4. ^Sarkar, Samit (December 3, 2015). 'Here are the winners of The Game Awards 2015'. Polygon. Archived from the original on December 4, 2015. Retrieved December 3, 2015.

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