South Carolina football closes out its regular season on Saturday with its annual rivalry game against No. 4 Clemson.
While the Gamecocks have already clinched a bowl berth after last week’s win over Western Carolina, Will Muschamp looks to win his first game against the Tigers. A win would end a two-game losing streak to Clemson, and would also likely spoil the Tigers’ chances of a second consecutive College Football Playoff berth.
South Carolina-Clemson game time, details
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Memorial Stadium, Clemson, S.C.
Weather: 45 degrees
The line: Clemson is a 26-point favorite.
What TV channel is South Carolina-Clemson on?
The South Carolina-Clemson game will be broadcast by ESPN.
Who is calling South Carolina-Clemson for ESPN?
The game will be called by Dave Pasch, with Greg McElroy as the analyst and Tom Luginbill as the sideline reporter.
How can I watch South Carolina-Clemson online?
WatchESPN or the ESPN mobile app.
How can I listen to South Carolina-Clemson on the radio?
Fans can listen to the game on the Gamecocks IMG Radio Network.
Three keys to the Palmetto Bowl Game
Handle the environment
South Carolina has not been the same team on the road it has been at home this season. There would be no better time for the Gamecocks to iron out the issues and play like they do at Williams-Brice at Clemson. That comes back to starting quickly, as the first half has been a big problem on the road for the offense and the defense.
The Gamecocks did a good job last week against Western Carolina at avoiding sacks. But the three weeks before that were tough going. Clemson likely has the best defensive front the Gamecocks have seen this season. The test is big, but USC needs to find ways to move the ball in chunks and that starts with protecting the quarterback.
What makes a team more excited than playing its rival? A chance to spoil the rival’s season certainly comes to mind. South Carolina can put a serious dent – if not completely end – Clemson’s chances at a College Football Playoff berth with a win Saturday. It, of course, helps the Gamecocks and their bowl prospects. But the chance to ruin Clemson’s hopes at being back in the Final Four is there.