(UPDATED at 1:03 p.m.)We could keep the Gamecocks out of a bowl with win
Well, it's Chicken Kickin' Week, and for the second year in a row, a Clemson victory over South Carolina would keep the Gamecocks out of a bowl game.
In a similar vein, the Greenville News examines the importance of the game to both programs.
SHOW HIM THE MONEY: If Clemson wins Saturday against South Carolina, coach Tommy Bowden will get a $25,000 bonus for reaching the eight-win plateau.
COMPARE & CONTRAST: Clemson-South Carolina is similar to Auburn-Alabama, says Bowden.
COACH TALK: This AP story says the focus of this year's game is the coaches.
CU-USC NOTES: The voluminous pregame notes for the Clemson-South Carolina game have been released.
STATS WATCH: We're still No. 2 in kickoff returns. We're also 18th in passing offense. Quarterback Charlie Whitehurst is 14th in total offense.