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    Jadeveon Clowney's massive hit against Michigan

    8:32 AM, Jan 2, 2013   |    comments
    • Jadeveon Clowney makes a big hit against Michigan during Outback Bowl. (Photo: Kim Klement/US PressWire)
    • Photo of call from South Carolina/Michigan game. (Photo: CBS Sports)
        
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    UNDATED (USA TODAY) -- Officials at the Outback Bowl badly misread a measurement on a potential Michigan fourth-down conversion, allowing the Wolverines to continue a drive in the fourth quarter.

    A play later, South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney took matters into his own hands.

    Clowney, one of the nation's premier defenders - and premier players, regardless of position - has been lined up head-to-head with Michigan left tackle Taylor Lewan, one of the nation's best at his position. The two have played to a draw, more or less... just not on this one play, and not at several points in the fourth quarter.

    Given a new set of downs after the erroneous first down, Michigan's first play during the new set of downs went to running back Vincent Smith, who was quickly (and ferociously) met by Clowney behind the line of scrimmage.

    Smith's helmet went one way, the ball another, and Clowney placed one big mitt on the fumble to give South Carolina possession.

    Here's the video of the hit.

    It was only fair that the Gamecocks got the ball back after Michigan's "conversion." How bad was the call on the field? The CBS Sports SEC Twitter account has a picture.

    Yeah, that's a bad call. Also, Clowney is a monster.

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