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Clemson-USC Series History

Clemson-USC Series History

Nov. 8, 2000

Clemson has won four of the last five meetings and eight of the last 11 meetings…the visiting team had won seven straight games in this series prior to Clemson’s win at Clemson in 1998…Clemson has had a .500 or better record entering the South Carolina game, 24 of the last 25 years, South Carolina has had .500 or better record entering the game 15 of the last 23 years…the first 57 games of this series were played in Columbia…Clemson has won six straight games in Columbia dating to 1987…Clemson has won three in a row against South Carolina and has averaged 35.3 points a game in those contests…Clemson has scored at least 28 points five straight games…this will be the 92nd straight year that Clemson and South Carolina have met on the football field…that is the third longest active series in college football, the only ones longer are Kansas vs. Nebraska and Minnesota vs. Wisconsin…South Carolina Head Coach Lou Holtz is 4-1 against Clemson, he was 4-0 against the Tigers as head coach at NC State…Holtz has a 2-0 record in Death Valley, a 29-6 win in 1973 and a 45-7 win over the Tigers in 1975…former South Carolina Head Coach Brad Scott is assistant head coach on the Tiger staff…Scott is the only coach in South Carolina history to win a bowl game…Scott is one of 7 coaches to serve on the Clemson and South Carolina staff over the last 11 years…Charles Hafley had his best career game against South Carolina in 1998…then a freshman, he had eight tackles, an interception and a caused fumble…Rod Gardner had 6 catches for a career high 138 yards receiving at South Carolina last year, including a 29-yard scoring pass on a fourth-down play to ice Clemson’s 31-21 win…that catch put Gardner over the 1000-yard mark for the season, the first Tiger in history to have a 1000-yard receiving season…Woodrow Dantzler had 14-26 for 249 passing…Travis Zachery had 17-105 rushing last year, giving Clemson a 100-yard rusher, a 100-yard receiver and a 200-yard passer in the same game…Keith Adams had a school record 27 tackles at South Carolina last year.