Gamecocks-Tigers ready to rumble on primetime TV

The annual Palmetto State Showdown between South Carolina and Clemson will take place from Memorial Stadium in Clemson on Saturday, November 24. Kick time is set for 7 p.m. ET and the contest will be televised nationally on either ESPN or ESPN2.

The Tigers lead all-time series 65-40-4, including a 16-9-1 advantage at Death Valley, but the Gamecocks have won the last three contests in the series, their first three-game winning streak since 1968-70.

The last time Carolina won four-straight against Clemson was 1951-54, which is also their longest winning streak in the series. As the annual football rivalry between South Carolina and Clemson gets closer, so does the two teams in the BCS standings.

Despite an impressive 38-20 victory over Arkansas, the Gamecocks dropped one spot in the BCS rankings to ninth. Clemson, which routed Maryland 45-10, jumped two spots to No. 11 in the latest BCS poll.

The upcoming showdown could feature the highest combined rankings of the two teams if both win this weekend and there is a minor shakeup in the BCS. South Carolina (8-2) faces the Wofford Terriers (8-2, 6-2 Southern) on Saturday, while the Tigers (9-1) play host to North Carolina State.

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