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Clemson vs South Carolina Prediction & Discussion Thread

FeatheredCock

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Clemson vs South Carolina Prediction & Discussion Thread
Nov. 23, 2022


It’s not like the pressure is off now going against Clemson in the big rivalry game, but that was a sigh of relief performance for the program. It knows it can win, it knows big things should be coming under head coach Shane Beamer, and it knows it has the passing game in this. Clemson’s pass defense isn’t as rocky as Tennessee’s, but it’s been hit by teams that can throw there haven’t been too many of them on the slate

Wake Forest’s Sam Hartman went off for 337, and cranking up 200 yards hasn’t been a problem for just about everyone else who tried. But if that Rattler shows up, he’s the best quarterback the Tiger secondary has faced so far.

But … Here comes the Clemson pass rush. The defensive line has hardly been a disappointment this year, but considering the NFL talent and skill up and down the line – even with some injury issues – it hasn’t been quite as dominant as it should’ve been. Now it gets to eat against a Gamecock offensive front that allows way too many plays in the backfield and way too much pressure on Rattler.

The defensive line has hardly been a disappointment this year, but considering the NFL talent and skill up and down the line – even with some injury issues – it hasn’t been quite as dominant as it should’ve been. Now it gets to eat against a Gamecock offensive front that allows way too many plays in the backfield and way too much pressure on Rattler.

Forget where the expectations were set, it’s hard to argue with a defense that leads the ACC in tackles for loss and allows 104 rushing yards per game. The offensive side should be okay. DJ Uiagalelei doesn’t have to force anything, the running game can take over South Carolina was hammered against the run over the last three games allowing close to six yards per pop – and the defense will take care of the rest.

Which South Carolina shows up? It’s not like it’s not fully focused and isn’t going to bust it, but this team has a way of occasionally falling very, very flat. The turnovers that weren’t there against Tennessee will show up this week. The Tigers will come up with two takeaways – to offset their own offense’s two mistakes – the home crowd atmosphere and energy will be a big boost, and they’ll keep the streak alive for at least one more year.

Clemson vs South Carolina Prediction​

Clemson 42, South Carolina 21
 

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Let's hear your predictions!!
 

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I’m gonna channel my inner Piedmont Picker…..

Clemsux 77
USC 0.

If you weren’t in the upstate in the 70’s, the Greenville Piedmont newspaper had a prognosticator on some college but mostly HS football. It was during Leonard’s Losers reign on the radio doing college picks and was quite popular. Spartanburg High had Steve Fuller as the QB and I believe had the #1 offense in the country. They were putting up outrageous numbers against everyone they played. The Piedmont Picker always picked them to win 77-0, hence my pick. This is going to be U G L Y!


It worked last week!
 

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I loved Leonard’s Loser and of course, Keith Jackson's expressions such as "Whoa, Nellie!", "Fum-BLE!" and "Hold the phonnnnne!"
 

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If the team that played last week shows up, Gamecocks win 34-24.

If the team that played 2 weeks ago shows up, Clemsux wins 38-13.
 

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The weather forecast for the upstate on Saturday has changed, not going to rain. The rain favored Clemson, not South Carolina.
 

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what gives me more confidence going into this game than ive had since this streak began is i feel we've shown we're capable of being a physical football team. during this streak theyve ran it down our throats and stuffed our run. this game starts with winning that battle or making it a push to give ourselves the best chance to win. clemson statistically has a good run defense in ypc against, but our opponent last week is statistically better in ypc against. you continue to throw the kitchen sink at their defense with hopefully a healthy lloyd as a bonus and i like our chances to move the ball on the ground against them for the first time in forever.
 

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My biggest concern is will White really have them ready for stopping the run. If we can slow that down and force a couple punts, watch out.
On offense, with both Lloyd and CBS ready, if they can get a few yards, we can eat them up with the RPO. Once you draw those LB's in to slow the run, Rattler will eat up the secondary.
Once the LB back up again, Lloyd and CBS can break a couple long runs.
But what ever it takes, stay away from the 3 and outs. Our D needs a little more time than that to keep holding them back.
My feel, USC 38 Clem 31 with it close the whole game.
 

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Every player knows what the expectations and standards are the minute they walk through the door at Clemson; we make great videos.

Not sure about the outcome; depends on which of our teams show up.

Special teams might be the difference for us.
 

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I say, if USC can stop Shipley and make DJ pass they can win. Clemson will spread you out and run with DJ. Pressure DJ all night!
 
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