Clemson coach Dabo Swinney knows stopping South Carolina QB Jake Bentley will be the key to winning Saturday’s rivalry game at Clemson.

However, Swinney told The State that he doesn’t expect the freshman to be rattled by the Death Valley atmosphere:

“He’s a mature kid. He’s been around this state. He’s been to Clemson many times,” Swinney said. “He’s not going to be overwhelmed by that. He understands what he’s getting into.”

Though the Gamecocks have a tough task ahead of them if they’re going to upset Swinney’s Tigers this weekend, the Clemson coach said he expects big things from the talented freshman in the future:

“(Jake) is obviously well-groomed to be a very successful college quarterback,” Swinney said. “He’s very knowledgeable and has a great understanding of what they’re doing offensively.”

The Gamecocks will square off against the Tigers on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. Eastern time. The game can be seen on ESPN.