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Nov. 27, 2013

Due to inclement weather in the Midlands, the No. 10/9 South Carolina football team practiced indoors for the second straight day on Wednesday afternoon. The Gamecocks (9-2, 6-2 SEC) are preparing for Saturday’s Top-10 matchup with No. 6/4 Clemson (10-1, 7-1 ACC).

“They’re good,” said offensive line coach Shawn Elliott of the Clemson front four. “They remind me a little bit of Missouri and a little bit of Florida. They’ve got good athletes. They’ve got a combination of strength inside and speed off the edge. We’ve got to play well. We’ve got to come out and do our job and eliminate our assignment errors. We’ve got a great challenge ahead of us.

“This is a rivalry game,” continued Elliott. “I don’t look at anything we’ve done in the past. We’ve got a challenge ahead of us.”

“We’re going to try to do whatever we can (to move the ball),” said wide receivers coach Steve Spurrier Jr. “We’ve got some different plays that we think have a chance against them. They do a lot on defense. They man and zone and blitz. We’ve got to find the holes where they are hopefully and hit them.”

Saturday’s game at a sold out Williams-Brice Stadium (80,250) is scheduled for a 7 p.m. ET start. ESPN2 will carry the telecast nationally with Mark Jones and Brock Huard working in the booth and Jessica Mendoza on the sidelines.