It’s rivalry week in the state of South Carolina! Go Tigers!
This will be meeting 103 between Clemson and South Carolina. The series dates to 1896 and the first year of football at Clemson, the fourth season for South Carolina. Clemson holds the advantage 62-36-4 since that first meeting in Columbia. Clemson has more wins over South Carolina than any other school and those victories represent over 10 percent of Clemson’s all-time victory total (606).
Clemson won last year’s game at Clemson 29-7. It was the 600th victory in Clemson football history. It was Clemson’s third win in a row in the series, the seventh in the last eight and 13th in the last 17. Clemson has won all but one game played in Columbia since 1989, a 7-1 record at Williams-Brice Stadium since 1989.
Clemson has won seven of the last eight in the series…
The Clemson vs. South Carolina series ranks in a tie for 14th in college football history in terms of most played rivalries. The most played rivalry is the Minnesota vs. Wisconsin series, which had been played 114 times entering this year.
This will be the 97th consecutive year that Clemson and South Carolina have met on the gridiron, every year since 1909. It will move into third place all time for longest uninterrupted series in college football history this year. It moves past the Kansas vs. Oklahoma series. The only active rivalries that are longer are the Kansas vs. Nebraska rivalry (active since 1906) and the Minnesota vs. Wisconsin rivalry (active since 1907). The Kansas vs. Oklahoma rivalry ran 96 consecutive games before it was interrupted after the 1997 game.