Clemson 13

(7-4, 3-2 away)

(19) South Carolina 9

(7-4, 5-2 home)

7:00 PM ET, November 19, 2005

Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, SC

1 2 3 4 T
CLEM 0 3 3 713
#19SC 3 3 0 39

Top Performers

Passing: C. Whitehurst (CLEM) - 172 YDS, 2 INT

Rushing: J. Davis (CLEM) - 27 CAR, 145 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: S. Rice (SC) - 7 REC, 122 YDS

South Carolina tries to end skid against Clemson

Clemson (6-4) at No. 19 South Carolina (7-3), 7:00 pm EST

COLUMBIA, South Carolina (Ticker) -- No. 19 South Carolina hopes Steve Spurrier will make the difference in its rivalry with Clemson when the Palmetto State foes meet Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium in the regular-season finale for both teams.

The Gamecocks have lost three in a row and seven of eight to the Tigers, but this time they have Spurrier, who has done a remarkable job in his first season in Columbia.

South Carolina (7-3) lost its first three Southeastern Conference games but won its final five, including a 30-22 triumph over then-No. 12 Florida - Spurrier's former team - last Saturday.

Mike Davis and Daccus Turman each ran for a pair of touchdowns for the Gamecocks, who had not beaten the Gators since 1939.

South Carolina has not won six straight games in the same season since the first six contests of their 1988 campaign, but it could accomplish the feat with a win here.

Clemson (6-4) has won four of its last five games to become bowl eligible.

Last week, the Tigers routed then-No. 17 Florida State, 35-14, in the "Bowden Bowl" matchup between Clemson coach Tommy Bowden and his father, Seminoles legend Bobby Bowden.

Clemson held Florida State without an offensive touchdown for the first time in the history of the series.

Tigers signal-caller Charlie Whitehurst will try to become the first quarterback in the history of the series to lead his team to four wins over the other.

"Clemson is a very good team that has lost some close ones," Spurrier said. "They clobbered FSU last week. I see them sort of similar to Georgia and Auburn, athlete-wise. They are a very fast team, a well-coached team, and we need to really play well. Hopefully, the good breaks and the good bounces will continue. It's going to be one of the best teams we play this year, no question about it."


Passing Leaders

C. Stoudt62.01573610
D. Watson67.91466142
South CarolinaCMP%YDSTDINT
D. Thompson59.532802411
P. Cooper62.57820

Rushing Leaders

W. Gallman1427145.04
C. Davidson622454.03
M. Davis1869275.09
B. Wilds1015675.64

Receiving Leaders

M. Williams4891819.15
A. Scott6885112.57
P. Cooper6096616.18
N. Jones3949012.65