Breaking football 2022 schedule

Until the Palmetto Bowl becomes competitive again, you have to put Clemson in this category. Since 2016, it’s already been a domination. Not only were the Tigers one of the best teams in the country for most of those years, by the time the Thanksgiving weekend game rolls around, the Carolinas usually struggle with players off the field and on at least one side of the ball bringing a knife into a gunfight . It’s not that Clemson wouldn’t have much of an advantage anyway.

In 2016, Carolina was completely soaked on either side of the ball. This was a young Gamecocks who was ambushed. Clemson 56, South Carolina 7.
In 2017, South Carolina finished 8-3 at #25. This wasn’t Clemson’s best team in the playoffs. She Smith And AJ Turner were off with injuries, and that took away any speed that Carolina left off the field on attack. Then what was a strong and opportunistic defense did not play well. Clemson 34, South Carolina 10.

In 2018, the Gamecocks collected 600 attacking yards total with Debo SamuelAnd She SmithAnd Jake Bentley, etc., but in defense, Carolina was rolling in there with serious injuries. even in Jesse Horn, who did not miss the season, missed this match. As a result, Clemson had 744 total offense yards. Clemson 56, Carolina 35

In 2019, Carolina did not pay off an attack. Her defense was actually respectable but in the end it didn’t matter. Clemson 38, South Carolina 3.

Most Gamecocks are grateful to cancel the annual game in 2020 due to the SEC’s COVID-19 mandate that all games are in the conference.

In 2021, Clemson brought the worst team since 2014 to town. The Gamecocks felt they had a chance to stop because the Tigers were a choppy group off the beaten path last season and the South Carolina defense was solid most of the year. Instead of an uphill defensive struggle which was more expected, Clemson destroyed the Gamecocks’ defense. Carolina has no chance to attack (especially after Josh Fan tripped during the week due to hamstrings) and the game was basically a restart for 2017 and 2019. Clemson 30, SC 0.

The good news here is that the Gamecocks have improved their attack roster enough that they won’t bring a knife to a gunfight this year as long as everyone else is healthy. The bad news is that Clemson is expected to return to competition this year and loaded up in defense. A game that takes place in Death Valley is no big deal when you consider that historically, South Carolina slashed Clemson’s winning streaks at the Tigers’ home stadium.

– Clemson won four goals in a row from 1980 to 1983. Carolina cut that streak with a 22-21 victory at Clemson in 1984.

Clemson won four times in a row from 1988-1991. Carolina cut her streak with a 24-13 win at Clemson in 1992.

Clemson won four consecutive goals from 2002-2005. Carolina cut her streak with a 31-28 win over Clemson in 2006.

Only once every 40 years (2001), Gamecocks cut a losing streak to the Tigers at Williams-Brice. That match was closer than it should have been, 20-15, and it was the only time Lou Holtz Clemson defeated.

Who knows what these two teams will look like by the end of the week. But the bottom line with the archrival is that until things change on the field with the games, nothing has changed.

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