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Roderick McDowell

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - It didn't take Roderick McDowell nearly this long to reach end zone last season. For Clemson, he was the first one to get there in 2012.

Finally, seven-plus games into the 2013 schedule, McDowell found pay dirt, scoring on a pair of touchdown runs in Saturday's 40-27 win over Maryland. The senior's timing was pretty spot on. Touchdowns were needed in the worst way when he crossed the Capital One Field goal line twice in the span of less than two minutes, late in the third quarter. For a team that was in desperate need of a...

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