With another Thursday upon us, the 2015 football season is now just seven weeks away.
Steve Spurrier is entering his 11th season as South Carolina's head coach, so we are taking a trip down memory lane as the regular season approaches.
The staff at Gamecock Central has compiled the 11 most memorable games of the Spurrier Era. Today, we present #6.
(List compiled by Trey Asbelle, Chris Clark, Paul Collins, Scott Hood, Rixon Lane, and Chris Wellbaum)
6. Nov. 25, 2006 - South Carolina 31 Clemson 28
Why It Makes The List
South Carolina had not defeated Clemson since 2001 and had gone winless in Death Valley since 1996 before the 2006 meeting. Things looked bleak for the Gamecocks midway through the third quarter, as Clemson held a 28-14 lead. However, South Carolina answered with a back-to-back touchdown drives, capped by a pair of scoring runs from Mike Davis, to tie the game at 28-28 going into the fourth quarter. A Ryan Succop 35-yard field goal gave South Carolina its first lead of the afternoon, but the Tigers marched 58 yards in 15 plays to set up a potential game-tying field goal. Jad Dean's attempt sailed wide and South Carolina had its first win over Clemson in five years and Steve Spurrier had his first victory in the rivalry.
Why It's Not Higher
Although the game an exciting affair, the Gamecocks and Tigers would wind up playing several more highly-anticipated contests, as both teams would boast national rankings in later seasons.