It’s Game Day in Columbia, SC where No. 17 Clemson will battle No. 12 South Carolina at Williams-Brice Stadium Saturday night.
Location: Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC
Kickoff: 7:45 PM
Announcers: Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe
2011 Record: Clemson 9-2 South Carolina 9-2
ACC Record: Clemson 6-2
Series History: Clemson leads the series 65-39-4
Last Meeting: South Carolina won 29-7 at Clemson in 2010
Swinney Played vs. South Carolina
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney has an 8-3 all-time record against South Carolina as a player, assistant coach and head coach. He has a 1-2 record as a head coach.
Ellington Cousins Meet
Cousins Andre Ellington and Bruce Ellington will battle Saturday night. Andre is Clemson’s leading rusher with 871 yards and nine touchdowns. Bruce has 106 yards rushing, 140 receiving and 377 on kickoff returns for South Carolina.
Records Don’t Matter
In five of the last seven matchups between Clemson and South Carolina the team with the best record heading into the game lost the contest.
Biggest Palmetto Battle
Clemson and South Carolina each enter Saturday night’s contest with nine wins. This is the first time in the rivalry that both teams entered with nine wins or more.
Injuries Impact on Losses
The Tigers have only lost two games in 2011 and in each of the losses one of the offensive stars was injured. Against Georgia Tech Andre Ellington was out and Sammy Watkins did not play last week against NC State. Both will be available tonight.
Clemson Looks to Come Back Verse South Caroloina
Clemson has done well when playing South Carolina coming off a loss. Eight times since 1993 the Tigers have played South Carolina coming off a loss. Only one time in 2001 did the Tigers lose to South Carolina after a loss the previous game.
South Carolina 27 Clemson 21