The Palmetto Bowl
The Clemson - South Carolina Rivalry

The Palmetto Bowl

The Clemson - South Carolina Rivalry

The Palmetto Bowl is the official name of the annual football game between the Clemson Tigers and the South Carolina Gamecocks. First meeting in 1896, the Clemson-South Carolina rivalry is the second longest continuous rivalry in Division I college football and the longest uninterrupted rivalry series in the south. Although the game is presently scheduled for the final weekend in November and teams alternate hosting the Palmetto Bowl, the game was played on Thursdays in Columbia from 1896 to 1959 (referred to as “Big Thursday”).

The 2018 Palmetto Bowl will be played at Clemson's Memorial Stadium on Saturday, November 24th at 7pm and will be televised on ESPN. This game marks the 116th meeting between the two teams, with Clemson carrying a four-game winning streak in the series.

Clemson leads the overall series


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The Palmetto Trophy

Clemson vs. South Carolina Historical Results

Click here to view scores from past rivalry games

The 2017 Palmetto Bowl

The #3 Clemson Tigers defeated the #24 South Carolina Gamecocks by a final score of 34-10 at Williams Brice Stadium in Columbia, SC on November 25, 2017. The win was the fourth in a row for Clemson in the Palmetto Bowl series.

Watch the full 2017 Palmetto Bowl below.