If you’ve been around South Carolina fans for any amount of time and talked football with them, it won’t be long before they boast Heisman winner George Rogers.
Rogers was an absolute monster during his time with the Gamecocks. He rushed for 5,091 yards in his career and scored 31 rushing touchdowns. He had a career yards per carry average of 5.5 and won the Heisman following his 1980 performance that saw him rush 297 times for 1,781 yards (6.0 YPC) and 14 touchdowns.
While Rogers is certainly a deserving CFB Hall of Famer, he couldn’t get the job done against Clemson. During his four-year career, the Tigers beat the Gamecocks three times, including his senior year when he won the Heisman.
Though Clemson entered that game in 1980 just 5-5 overall, the Tigers introduced a brand-new look against the Gamecocks and it absolutely became a moment in history Clemson football fans would never forget: The introduction of orange pants.
Rogers rushed for 168 yards in the game, but ended his career without scoring a touchdown against the Tigers.