(5-7, 3-5 SEC)
(7-5, 4-4 ACC)
7:45 PM ET, November 23, 2002
Memorial Stadium (Clemson, SC), Clemson, SC
CLEMSON, South Carolina (Ticker) -- Clemson took great delight
in eliminating its Palmetto State rivals from bowl
Charlie Whitehurst and Bernard Rembert rushed for touchdowns in
the fourth quarter as the Tigers rallied for a 27-20 victory
over South Carolina in the 100th meeting between the teams.
Whitehurst, who completed 27-of-38 passes for 287 yards, tied
the contest with an 11-yard TD run with 13:42 remaining. Rembert
reached the end zone from two yards out to make it 27-20 with
South Carolina closed Lou Holtz's fourth season at 5-7,
the Gamecocks' first losing campaign since they went 0-11 in
South Carolina ended the season with a five-game losing streak,
scoring just 51 points.
Clemson (7-5) has won five of its last six meetings against
South Carolina to take a 60-36-4 lead in the all-time series.
The Gamecocks snapped a four-game losing streak against the
Tigers last year.
Clemson took a 10-6 halftime lead, holding South Carolina to a
pair of field goals by Aaron Hunt in the first half.
The Gamecocks came alive in the third quarter, taking a 20-13
lead on Dondrail Pinkins' 70-yard TD pass to Troy Williamson and
Andrew Pinnock's two-yard TD run.
Rambert paced Clemson on the ground with 66 yards and two
touchdowns on 15 carries, while Yusef Kelly added 64 yards on 10
Pinkins completed just 8-of-14 passes for 179 yards for the
Gamecocks. Pinnock rushed for 68 yards on 11 carries.