South Carolina tunes up for its season-ending game against Clemson by taking on FCS-member Coastal Carolina of the Big South Conference.
The Chanticleers have piled up the points this season, but their defense is suspect, which should translate into a long afternoon for Coastal.
The Gamecocks could rest a number of front-line players, including quarterback Connor Shaw and tailback Mike Davis.
Shaw will likely start, but Dylan Thompson may finish. Shon Carson gets the start ahead of Davis, who is unlikely to be used except in an emergency.
What: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (10-1) vs. South Carolina Gamecocks (8-2)
When: 1 p.m. ET
Where: Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, S.C.
Watch: Pay Per View
Series History: First meeting.
The end of the season is nigh, and with bowl season looming in the not-so-distant future, it's only a matter of time before we get to see elite non-conference opponents square-off (consistently) for the first time since early fall.
Those head-to-head matchups will go a long way in determining how each conference has truly stacked up this year—as they do every postseason—but in the meantime, it doesn't hurt to make a guess.
If you've watched enough football and mined enough data, certain trends start to emerge, hinting at which leagues might truly be the best this season.
We'll know more in a little over a month, once the top-tier bowls with the top-tier teams from the top-tier leagues start kicking off.
But for now, here's a shot in the dark.
FEI-Plus numbers courtesy of Football Outsiders