Clemson at South Carolina: Game Notes

A Clemson win on Saturday would give the Tigers seven straight wins against the Gamecocks and would tie the 1934-40 Tigers for the longest winning streak by either team in series history. A win would also make Dabo Swinney the first coach on either side to win seven straight games in the series.

Clemson attempting to improve to 72-42-4 all-time against South Carolina. Clemson’s 71 all-time wins against South Carolina are the program’s most against any opponent.

Clemson having held the lead in its all-time series with South Carolina for 44,935 consecutive days (123 years and 10 days) at the time of kickoff on Saturday. South Carolina won the series opener in 1896 before Clemson evened the series in 1897. Clemson won the third game in the series on Nov. 17, 1898 to take a 2-1 series lead that Clemson hasn’t relinquished.

Clemson attempting to move its all-time road record against South Carolina to 53-32-3. Clemson’s 52 current road wins at South Carolina are double its most all-time road wins against any other opponent. Clemson’s second most road wins against an opponent is 26 at Wake Forest.

Clemson attempting to earn a fourth straight road win against South Carolina for the first time since defeating the Gamecocks on the road six straight times across the 1989-99 seasons.

Clemson entering the contest having won its last four games in the series against South Carolina by at least 21 points (49 points in 2016, 24 points in 2017, 21 points in 2018 and 35 points in 2019). Clemson’s four consecutive wins of 21-plus points mark the longest streak of 21-point victories in the series by either team.

Dabo Swinney attempting to join Frank Howard (13) as the only Clemson coaches to defeat South Carolina eight times and the first to win seven straight.

Clemson attempting to improve to 13-5 against SEC opponents in the College Football Playoff era. Clemson is currently 6-2 against SEC East foes since 2014 and 6-2 against the SEC West since the start of the 2016 season.

Clemson attempting to improve to 11-1 in its last 12 regular season games against SEC opponents, dating to 2014.

Clemson attempting to win its sixth consecutive non-conference road game, dating to 2015. All of Clemson’s non-conference road wins in that span have come against SEC opponents, including South Carolina
(2015, 2017 and 2019), Auburn (2016) and Texas A&M (2018). A sixth straight non-conference win in a true road game would be Clemson’s longest streak since becoming a charter member of the ACC in 1953.

Clemson attempting to improve to 116-13 against AP-unranked teams under Dabo Swinney. A win would make Clemson 93-3 against unranked teams since the start of the 2012 season.

Clemson attempting to move to 4-1 in night games this season and 21-4 in night games since the start of the 2018 season. It would move Clemson to 40-7 at night since 2015.

Clemson and South Carolina facing one another at night for the 16th time in the rivalry’s history. A win would improve Clemson to 11-5 in night games against South Carolina all-time and give the Tigers a 7-3 mark in night games in Columbia.

Clemson attempting to finish its fifth perfect November under Dabo Swinney. Swinney’s 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2019 teams all posted 4-0 marks in November.

Clemson attempting to score at least 30 points in five consecutive games for the first time since the first 11 games of the 2020 season.

Clemson attempting to record 400 yards of offense in three consecutive games for the first time this season.

Clemson attempting to rush for 300 yards in consecutive games for the first time since 2019 when Clemson rushed for 302 against Boston College and 419 against Wofford.

Clemson (four) entering the game as one of three teams in the country not to allow an offensive touchdown in at least four games this season.

Clemson attempting to record a fifth game this season without allowing an offensive touchdown to tie the 1981 and 1989 Tigers for the third-most in a season since 1954.

Clemson attempting to hold three straight opponents below 100 rushing yards for the first time since 2018 against Florida State, Louisville and Boston College.

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