Clemson University holds a big edge on the football field in its rivalry with the University of South Carolina.
But when it comes to producing S.C. governors, USC has the upper hand.
How much so? Here's the scoreboard since Clemson's founding in 1889:
S.C. governors since 1889
Attended USC 13
Attended Clemson 2
Graduated Clemson 1
Want to guess who was the first former Clemson student to become governor? Strom Thurmond, Class of 1923, was governor from 1947 to 1951. Thurmond remains the only Clemson graduate to serve as S.C. governor.
David Beasley attended Clemson but earned his undergraduate and law degrees from USC.
- Wayne Washington