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Clemson, South Carolina deal with shocking losses to Florida State, Tennessee

  • Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd (10) walks of the field after the second half of an NCAA college football game against Florida State, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Clemson, S.C. Florida State won 51-14. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)

    Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd (10) walks of the field after the second half of an NCAA college football game against Florida State, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, in Clemson, S.C. Florida State won 51-14. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)  (The Associated Press)

  • South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw (14) pounds the ground as he lays injured in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Tennessee on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

    South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw (14) pounds the ground as he lays injured in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game against Tennessee on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)  (The Associated Press)

  • Clemson coach Dabo Swinney speaks to defensive tackle DeShawn Williams (99) in the closing minutes of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Clemson, S.C. Florida State won 51-14. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

    Clemson coach Dabo Swinney speaks to defensive tackle DeShawn Williams (99) in the closing minutes of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, in Clemson, S.C. Florida State won 51-14. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)  (The Associated Press)

There hasn't been a football hangover like this in the Palmetto State since New Year's Eve 2010. That was the last time before Saturday fans of the state's two major college programs endured defeats on the same day.

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said he had a hard time sleeping after the 20th-ranked Gamecocks fell at unranked Tennessee 23-21 on a field goal as time ran out.

Clemson fans know the feeling.

The ninth-ranked Tigers allowed the most points in Death Valley history in a 51-14 loss to Florida State, which replaced Clemson at No. 3 in the country

Both Clemson and South Carolina have been fixtures in the top 25 the past few seasons, giving football fans in the state plenty to brag about before this weekend.