If a competitive game is a requirement for a rivalry, the Palmetto Bowl isn’t much of a rivalry these days. USC’s run of five straight over Clemson seems like it was a century ago. This is the Tigers series again. They showed that Saturday night with a 56-7 win over their in-state rival. Clemson dominated every aspect of the game and reminded Gamecock Nation just how big the talent gap is between the two schools.
Remember when the Tigers had countdown clocks installed to motivate them after five straight losses to the Gamecocks? That seems like it was a lifetime ago. Now Clemson can take down those clocks and replace them with a framed picture of the stats from Saturday night.
- Clemson: 622
- USC: 218
- Clemson: 40
- USC: 14
- 26 of 32 for 347 yards and 6 touchdowns
- 19 carries for 112 yard and 1 touchdown. 5.9 yards per carry average.
Dabo Swinney rules the roost and the state but he understands what Will Muschamp and company are going thru as they rebuild the USC program. He was proud of his team’s performance and at the same time gracious in his comments about his defeated rivals.
Dabo Swinney opening comments:
Dabo Swinney comments on Deshaun Watson’s performance
Dabo Swinney on the defensive approach
Deshaun Watson talks about win over USC