Clemson running back Wayne Gallman has enjoyed keeping South Carolina’s fan base quiet the past couple of years.
After the Gamecocks won five straight in the series, Clemson enters Saturday’s game looking for its third straight victory in the rivalry.
The redshirt junior said he has enjoyed helping flip who is on top in the in-state showdown. Gallman also said Tigers fans have done a good job of handling the victories the right way.
“There’s less trash talk, less talk about the whole thing,” he said. “People really tried to put those pictures and stuff out, the South Carolina players having our Clemson helmet and stuff like that, but you haven’t seen that in a while. I’m glad our fan base doesn’t really impose that because that shows that we’re a class act and we show what Clemson really is.”
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Gallman rushed for a career-high 191 yards against the Gamecocks as a freshman and topped 100 yards against USC last year as well, finishing with 102.
He said there is always extra intensity when USC and Clemson play.
“The players come out and there’s a whole lot more smack talk and things like that, but I just smile at that type of stuff,” he said.