The Clemson Tigers and South Florida Bulls will face off in the Meineke Car Care Bowl in Charlotte, NC on December 31 on ESPN at 12:00 p.m. The two teams have never faced each other.
Clemson is 6-6 and 4-4 in ACC play. The Tigers alternated wins and losses for the last six games of the season. Key wins include over Georgia Tech, NC State, and Maryland. Losses include to North Carolina, Miami, and Florida State. Clemson also gave national championship bound Auburn their toughest test of the season, losing on the road by three points in overtime.
South Florida is 7-5 and 3-4 in the Big East. The Bulls got big wins over Miami, Rutgers, Cincinnati, and Louisville. Losses include close ones to Connecticut, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, and West Virginia.