SC QB says Clemson not that much better than Gamecocks if at all
Bentley was 7-17 for 41 yards and an interception against the Tigers.
South Carolina starting quarterback Jake Bentley provided a little offseason trash talk on Wednesday when he told Fox Carolina that after the rivalry game last season his team knew that Clemson was not that much better if at all.
"We just didn't play well that week," Bentley said. "That's our big quote going into this year. We felt we got outworked so never again. So our big thing is never again we will be outworked. Never again will be outcompeted in a game like that. It all stems from that game because at the end of the game everyone knew that they were not that much better than us or better than us at all. It really just lit a fire in everybody since that week. Everyone has worked harder and wanted it more."
Clemson defeated South Carolina 56-7 last November as it was the largest win an ACC team has ever had over a SEC team. Clemson outgained South Carolina 622-218 while amassing 250 yards rushing and piling up 41 first downs and averaging seven yards a play. The 622 yards and the first down total were the most in the rivalry’s history.