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Current record: 9-2 (6-2, SEC)
Whose BCS hopes they'll try to spoil: No. 11 Clemson Tigers
Yes, the Clemson Tigers are not going to have a chance to play in the ACC title game for an automatic bid to a BCS bowl game, but Dabo Swinney's squad can still earn an at-large berth given the current logjam of SEC teams in the top 15.
A maximum of two teams from one conference are able to play in BCS bowls, which means the Tigers are going to be pretty high in the pecking order of remaining teams if they are able to maintain or improve upon their current ranking.
South Carolina will rely heavily on their defense, which is ranked No. 13 in the country, to slow down Clemson's high octane offense, led by junior quarterback Tajh Boyd.
The Tigers have scored 44 points per game this season, but much of it has come against extremely weak competition.
Clemson has only played one team ranked in the Top 25 this season and will get quite the test from South Carolina's defense this Saturday in Death Valley.
Connor Shaw will have to be on his game, and the Gamecocks will need either Kenny Miles or Mike Davis to run the ball effectively in the absence of Marcus Lattimore.
This should not be much of a problem against Clemson's defense, though, which gave up 48 points against N.C. State last Saturday, 31 points in wins over the two-win Boston College Eagles and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets earlier this season.
Clemson's offense finally gets slowed down by a legitimate defense, and Shaw has a big day to lead the Gamecocks past the Tigers and spoil their rivals' BCS bowl hopes.
Prediction: South Carolina by 7