How Gamecocks want to handle emotions of rivalry game
In a college football season with little drama so far, South Carolina could shock the sport’s ecosystem and possibly scramble the College Football Playoff with a win over No. 2 Clemson on Saturday.
Bryan Edwards isn’t thinking like that, though.
“I’m not really worried about shocking the world or this and that,” the Gamecocks junior wide receiver said. “I’m just trying to win a game. We have to have the self-belief that we’re not trying to shock the world. We’re just going out and trying to get a win.”
The Gamecocks (6-4) are 26-point underdogs against the Tigers (11-0), who have won four straight in this series. Clemson is currently ranked second in the CFB Playoff standings and appears headed for its fourth straight trip to college football’s final four.
The only Power 5 team in the country that’s a bigger underdog this week is Rutgers, which is a 27-point underdog against Michigan State.
“You try not to get overly emotional about it, but this is a big game that we could shake up the world,” linebacker T.J. Brunson said.