Shawn Elliott doesn’t want to shock the world. He just wants to win a football game.
If he’s going to do the latter, he’ll have to do the former. South Carolina is an 18-point underdog against Clemson. It’s the largest point spread in this series in the modern era.
The Tigers are No. 1 in the nation. The Gamecocks have won only three games.
The Tigers are No. 14 in the nation in total offense. The Gamecocks are 91st in total defense.
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The Tigers are fifth in the country in total defense. The Gamecocks are 101st in total offense.
The Tigers are 23rd in the nation in third-down conversions. The Gamecocks are 108th in the third-down conversions allowed.
The Tigers are first in the nation in third-down conversions allowed. The Gamecocks are 106th in third-down conversions.
It’s been a tough season for South Carolina. It won’t get any easier Saturday.
CLEMSON 42, SOUTH CAROLINA 20