Gamecocks closing gap with Clemson 

May, 4, 2012

Marcus LattimoreDale Zanine/US PresswireElite players like Marcus Lattimore have changed the dynamic of the Clemson-South Carolina rivalry.
Five wins in 21 years. Two in 10. One in six. As of 2008, the South Carolina Gamecocks weren't exactly holding up their end of the rivalry with the Clemson Tigers.

Fierce and frenzied as the series has historically been -- look no further than the ugly brawl in 2004 that cost both schools bowl bids -- a rivalry needs some semblance of balance in the overall record. The Gamecocks are doing their best in that regard, having won three in a row to cut its deficit to 65-40-4.