The South Carolina Gamecocks have looked like a different team in their final two games of the regular season. South Carolina finished the regular season 8-4 after two straight wins over teams ranked in the Top 10. The Gamecocks beat Tennessee in Columbia 63-38 and then snapped Clemson's 40 game win streak with a 31-30 win at Death Valley.
For those efforts, South Carolina has been rewarded with a bid to the Gator Bowl. They'll meet Notre Dame in the bowl game, it'll be the 1st meeting between the two schools since 1984 and will be their 5th meeting ever.
The Gator Bowl participants are responsible for Clemson's two losses on the season. South Carolina is 1-3 all time vs the Fighting Irish. The Gamecocks will be without Marcus Satterfield , who served as their Offensive Coordinator this season. He has left Columbia to become the OC at Nebraska and reunite with former boss Matt Rhule.
The two will square off Friday Dec. 30th in Jacksonville, Florida. The game is set for a 3:30 PM kickoff.