11 Most Memorable Games of the Spurrier Era: No. 2

The 2015 football season is now less than three 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 No. 2. 

(List compiled by Trey Asbelle, Chris Clark, Paul Collins, Scott Hood, Rixon Lane, and Chris Wellbaum)

No. 2: Nov. 28, 2009 - South Carolina 34 Clemson 17

Why It Makes The List

South Carolina has lost 10 of its last 12 meetings against the Tigers and the Gamecocks appeared to be in the midst of yet another late-season swoon. Clemson had already punched its ticket to the ACC Championship game and the Tigers were riding a six-game winning streak. Clemson appeared to be clicking on all cylinders after C.J. Spiller returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown. However, Spiller could only manage 18 yards the rest of the afternoon as South Carolina's defense shut down one of the country's most high-powered offenses. Kenny Miles rushed for 114 yards and Stephen Garcia, making his first career start against the Tiger, threw for three touchdowns. The win was the first of five consecutive victories in the rivalry for South Carolina.  

Why It's Not Higher

The Gamecocks followed the win with an embarrassing 20-7 defeat against Connecticut in the PapaJohns.com Bowl. South Carolina wound up going just 7-6 on the year.