South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney Destroys Michigan’s Vincent Smith (Video)

South Carolina‘s Jadeveon Clowney proved yesterday why many consider him to be the top defensive player in college football. With his team down 22-21 against Michigan in the Outback Bowl, Clowney just blew past the opposing offensive line and knocked the living daylights out of Michigan running back Vincent Smith with a hit that gave us a headache just from watching it.

The vicious hit knocked Smith’s helmet off his head and the ball from his hands, forcing the fumble. The play came after the supposedly neutral Big East officiating crew awarded Michigan a first down despite the ball being visibly short, which we’ll assume angered Clowney just enough to put some extra umph into his decapitating hit.

Check it out:

South Carolina went on to score on their very first offensive play following the fumble, giving them the 27-22 lead, en route to the 33-28 victory.

Can you say, “game-changing hit”?

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