The 12th ranked Gamecocks defeated 8th ranked Clemson 20-7, in what was probably the most highly anticipated matchup between these two rivals. Both teams came in with great defenses, and they lived up to the billing.
One Clemson TD and two USC field goals accounted for all the first half scoring. Harold Green finally hit paydirt for the Gamecocks late in the third quarter, putting Carolina up 13-7.
With six minutes left in the game, Clemson had the ball with a chance to go ahead. That’s when safety Brad Edwards made one of the great plays in USC history. He picked off a Rodney Williams pass and returned it 40 yards for a TD, locking up a memorable victory for Carolina.