The last “Big Thursday” game was played in Columbia on this date. Clemson would win the game handily 27-0, but the big story was that Clemson would host the 1960 game for the first time.
The first “Big Thursday” matchup at the State Fairgrounds took place in 1896, between the South Carolina College Jaguars and the Clemson Agricultural College Tigers. South Carolina College won that matchup 12-6.
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