How many years could Clemson football beat the Gamecocks in a row?

COLUMBIA, SC - NOVEMBER 25: Jake Bentley
COLUMBIA, SC - NOVEMBER 25: Jake Bentley /

It’s a legitimate question to ask this time of year: How many years could Clemson football potentially beat the South Carolina Gamecocks in a row?

It’s that time a year again when Gamecock fans begin to show their face.

After being completely embarrassed for a fourth-year in a row by Clemson football back in November, South Carolina fans became quiet.

Now, with a recent transfer of Josh Belk to their program and a little bit of success in a terrible NCAA Regional, Gamecock fans are out in full form again.

Yes sir, they’re back to their old tricks, accusing Clemson football players of illegally buying cars and flocking to their message boards to talk about the prospect of the Tigers “cycling out.”

Before you know it, they’ll be buying glass bottles and cans to throw at players as they head to the tunnel in Williams-Brice.

Oh, you have to love those Gamecock fans.

With all of that being said, though, when will the South Carolina fan’s talk actually match what they put out on the field?

Fear the thumb…

For another year, Clemson football enters the 2018 season as a favorite to get back to the College Football Playoff.

The Gamecocks…well they had a really nice Outback Bowl win!

Seriously, though, how many years will Clemson beat South Carolina in a row? The Tigers are already up to four and will be heavy favorites at home this year to win a fifth-straight Palmetto Bowl.

The following year, Clemson will have some pieces to replace, but still will have guys like Trevor Lawrence, Travis Etienne, Tee Higgins, Amari Rodgers, and Derion Kendrick just to name a few.

Could the Gamecocks finally end the streak in 2019 when things go back to Columbia? It’s certainly not likely. 2020 brings the festivities back to Death Valley where I just don’t think South Carolina will be winning, especially considering it will be Trevor Lawrence’s last game in Clemson uniform.

The Tigers would then be up to seven-straight, tying their program high for wins-in-a-row against the Gamecocks and I’m not sure it will stop there.

We all know the streak will come to a close at some point, but I don’t see that being anytime soon. All this talk about “cycling out” certainly isn’t coming to fruition and it’s tearing Gamecock fans to pieces.

The two programs are just on different levels right now. South Carolina may be moving towards being a top-25 caliber team, but Clemson is a top-three team. There’s a huge gap between No. 25- or even No. 15-and No. 2.

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My advice to Clemson fans: Let the Gamecock fans talk. Let them make their accusations and continue to wish for their program to “cycle in.”

The Tigers will just continue to beat them on the field and compete for greater prizes along the way.