... Who: No. 13 South Carolina (9-2) vs. No 12 Clemson (10-1)
... When: 7 p.m. Saturday
... Where: Memorial Stadium (81,500)
... TV: CBS ESPN with Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen and Shannon Spake
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... Radio: WNKT-FM 107.5 with Todd Ellis, Tommy Suggs and Langston Moore
... Satellite radio: Sirius 112/XM 197
... Line: Clemson by 4
Just the facts
... Series record: Clemson lead series 65-40-4
... Last meeting: South Carolina won 34-13 in 2011 in Columbia
... Current streak: South Carolina has won three in a row
... South Carolina: Out: OL Mike Matulis (shoulder), RB Marcus Lattimore (knee), RB Shon Carson (wrist); Questionable: QB Connor Shaw (foot); Probable: DE Jadeveon Clowney (foot, knee), WR Bruce Ellington (hand).
... Clemson: Out: S Jerrodd Williams (leg), CB Darius Robinson (ankle), LB Justin Parker (groin), QB Tony McNeal (knee), CB Martin Jenkins (groin).
The week in quotes
... “I think we take it less seriously than we used to. I think they overdid it prior to (me) coming here. When I was hired, there were signs all over the locker room, the dressing room, the coaches’ offices that said, ‘Beat Clemson.’ They were all over the place. My belief is you don’t talk about one team the entire year. We take it seriously, but we don’t talk about beating Clemson all year long anymore.” – Steve Spurrier
... “First of all, I like Dabo (Swinney). I think he is a wonderful guy and excellent coach. He and I, and I think our wives, get along real well, but every now and then just to keep the rivalry going he and I need to say a little something to stir up emotions here or there.” – Spurrier on his war of words with Clemson’s coach
... “All of a sudden you start beating some people and you tell a little joke, and they think you’re trying to jab them and dig at them and all that, but that’s just offseason humor, keeping things light, that’s the way I look at it.” – Spurrier
... “If he plays, I expect him to be Jadeveon Clowney. You are talking about one of the top players in the country. We definitely would rather have him out there, but if we don’t, we have to have somebody else step up and play. That’s the game of football. If we say we are in the SEC and playing big-time football, we have to have players ready to step up and play. If he can’t go, we expect Chaz (Sutton) to step up and make plays like Jadeveon.” – defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward
... “No, not the way they’ve played and we’ve played. It’s usually based on how teams have performed and played. Clemson, I tell ya, they’re close to being in the national championship hunt. If they could have held on down there at Florida State that game, we’d be talking about these guys playing for the national championship if they won their conference championship and beat us. Tajh Boyd would be up for the Heisman Trophy. That’s how close they’ve been to having one of those super, super years. One game away.” – Spurrier on being a four-point underdog to the Tigers
... “He’s ready for us to play Clemson because he’s going to be on their sideline, so it’s going to be fun. Not offended at all. It’s expected. He went there. We talk all the time, you know, big brother. That’s the thing he’s here for. We joke around and everything. We love each other. It’s nothing big. I think he already knows they are going to lose.” – freshman running back Mike Davis on big brother James, a former Tigers standout