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South Carolina Hosts 3rd-Ranked Clemson In Palmetto Bowl

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‘Cocks Look to Destroy CFP Hopes for Clemson

The fans at Williams-Brice Stadium will see the Palmetto Bowl, between the 3rd-ranked Clemson Tigers and the 24th-ranked South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday night.

Both teams have qualified for bowl games. South Carolina sure would love to ruin Clemson’s national championship playoff dreams for 2017.

Oddsmakers have the Tigers as a 13.5-point favorite. The total is at 46.5.

Dabo Swinney won his first game as Clemson’s interim head coach against Boston College midway through the 2008 season. He was thinking only of the next game at that point in his career. Less than 10 years later he can earn his 100th career victory on Saturday night.

A victory against the Gamecocks would make him only the fourth coach to win 100 games in his first 10 years. Swinney would be joining a select group that includes Bob Stoops, Urban Meyer and Chris Peterson.

South Carolina Looks for Better in 2017 Palmetto Bowl

South Carolina lost last year’s game at Clemson. They lost it badly, 56-7. The Gamecocks were a 6-6 team under first-year coach Will Muschamp. This year the team has built a solid-team with an 8-3 record by winning five of its last six games.

The Gamecocks rely on a solid run defense to keep games close. They then hope that sophomore quarterback Jake Bentley can make some plays.

South Carolina is playing for an attractive bowl bid and and upsetting Clemson pads that resume.

Clemson Still has Swarming Defense

Clemson boasts a deep and talented defense. The squad ranks second nationally in sacks, third in scoring defense, sixth in tackles for loss. They are seventh in total defense.

The team has a diverse offense that again ranks among the best in the nation. This, despite losing quarterback Deshaun Watson and other offensive stars off last season’s national championship team.

Kelly Bryant makes the Tigers go from the QB position. The Junior is blessed with a ton of weapons. Wide receivers Deon Cain, Hunter Renfrow and Ray-Ray McCloud stretch the field. While big-play running backs Travis Etienne and Tavien Feaster pound you in the middle.

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Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Clemson 10-1 6-4-1 35.27 13.91 21.36 4-2-1 2-2 5-6 3-4 2-2
South Carolina 8-3 7-3-1 25.36 19.64 5.72 2-3-1 5-0 4-7 3-3 1-4
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
Name Offense Defense Differential
CLEM 12.96 20.86 -7.9
S.CARO 13.89 18.64 -4.74

Yards Per Pass

Name Offense Defense Differential
CLEM 10.93 11.79 -0.86
S.CARO 11.57 11.50 0.07

Yards Per Rush

Name Offense Defense Differential
CLEM 5.22 3.09 2.13
S.CARO 4.08 3.88 0.2
Team Records

Clemson Tigers

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 10-1 7-0 3-1 6-4-1 4-2-1 2-2 35.27 13.91 21.36
vs Conf 7-1 4-0 3-1 3-4-1 1-2-1 2-2 32.13 17.63 14.50
Last 3 3-0 2-0 1-0 2-1 2-0 0-1 43.33 16.00 27.33

South Carolina Gamecocks

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 8-3 5-1 3-2 7-3-1 2-3-1 5-0 25.36 19.64 5.72
vs Conf 5-3 3-1 2-2 6-1-1 2-1-1 4-0 24.50 20.25 4.25
Last 3 2-1 2-0 0-1 2-1 1-1 1-0 23.00 18.00 5.00

Palmetto Bowl Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 35.27 25 19.64 22
Away Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense 224.25 62 217.00 72
Awy Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense 195.00 34 118.33 31
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 25.36 89 13.91 4
Home Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense 235.83 63 296.25 117
Hom Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense 163.83 81 130.25 23

Head To Head Summary

Name Record ATS OU Score Rush YPR PA CP PY TY TO +/-
Clemson 5-5 3-7 4-6 25.30 155.00 4.14 29.80 61.74 223.80 378.80 2.30
South Carolina 5-5 7-3 4-6 24.60 132.90 3.42 31.90 52.66 219.00 351.90 1.30

Head To Head Detail

Date Away Home Score Line Total OU Result ARY APY ATY ATT HRY HPY HTY HTT Away Team Attempts Home Team Attempts Away Team Completions Home Team Completions
Nov 26, 2016 S.CARO CLEM 7-56 111 107 218 1 240 372 612 1
Nov 28, 2015 CLEM S.CARO 37-32 236 279 515 3 181 221 402 1
Nov 29, 2014 S.CARO CLEM 17-35 63 276 339 1 225 266 491 1
Nov 30, 2013 CLEM S.CARO 17-31 127 225 352 6 140 178 318 0
Nov 24, 2012 S.CARO CLEM 27-17 134 310 444 1 145 183 328 2
Nov 26, 2011 CLEM S.CARO 13-34 70 83 153 1 210 210 420 0
Nov 27, 2010 S.CARO CLEM 29-7 95 227 322 0 61 190 251 3
Nov 28, 2009 CLEM S.CARO 17-34 48 212 260 3 223 165 388 2
Nov 29, 2008 S.CARO CLEM 14-31 92 212 304 4 184 199 383 2
Nov 24, 2007 CLEM S.CARO 23-21 214 229 443 1 80 284 364 3

Palmetto Bowl Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Clemson Tigers

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Nov 18, 2017 CITADL 61-3 W -45/ 183 479 662 155 61 216 -2 H
Nov 11, 2017 FLAST 31-14 W -16/44.5 W/O 227 151 378 21 208 229 0 H
Nov 4, 2017 NCSU 38-31 W -10/51.5 L/O 224 191 415 153 338 491 -1 A
Oct 28, 2017 GATECH 24-10 W -14/51 P/U 221 207 428 198 32 230 0 H
Oct 13, 2017 SYRACU 24-27 L -23.5/58 L/U 113 204 317 162 278 440 -1 A

South Carolina Gamecocks

Date Opponent score Result line ATS Result offensive rush yards offensive passing yards offensive total yards defensive rush yards defensive passing yards defensive total yards turnovers Location
Nov 18, 2017 WOFFOR 31-10 W -23/ 195 194 389 155 72 227 -3 H
Nov 11, 2017 FLA 28-20 W -4.5/40.5 W/O 220 249 469 78 223 301 1 H
Nov 4, 2017 GEORGI 10-24 L 23.5/45 W/U 43 227 270 242 196 438 1 A
Oct 28, 2017 VANDY 34-27 W -7/43.5 P/O 212 174 386 107 333 440 -1 H
Oct 14, 2017 TENN 15-9 W 2/45 W/U 194 129 323 120 133 253 0 A

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