Ranking the 2015 Clemson Football Schedule

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Nov 29, 2014; Clemson, SC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier after the game against the Clemson Tigers at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Tigers won 28-17. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

5. @ South Carolina Gamecocks

The Gamecocks had a disaster of a year this past season and lose starting quarterback Dylan Thompson, which some fans find to be a blessing. There is no telling what kind of season South Carolina will have as they are picked by some national pundits to be at the bottom of the East, and are picked to be middle of the pack teams by others. Coach Steve Spurrier never stays at the bottom too long and, even if South Carolina is 0-11 going into the Clemson game, one thing is for sure: Nothing makes the Head Ball Coach happier than beating the Clemson Tigers.

Clemson has not won in Columbia since November 24, 2007 when Clemson beat the Gamecocks 23-21 on a last-second field goal. To give you a little background, the Head Coach was Tommy Bowden. Yes, that’s how long it’s been since Clemson has won in Columbia. Breaking that kind of history is not easy, even if you are the more talented team. The Tigers need to go down to Columbia and end their woes for good, but it will not be a cakewalk by any means.

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