As the Clemson Tigers and South Carolina Gamecocks prepare for their annual meeting at The Palmetto Bowl, SC quarterback Jason Brown drew some love from the Tiger head coach.

Speaking with members of the media on Tuesday, Dabo Swinney offered up some thoughts on the Gamecocks’ quarterback

“First time I saw him was the (Texas) A&M game, game was over and he played hard (until) the final snap,” Swinney said. “I think he’s taken advantage of his opportunity. He’s settled them down and made some big plays.”

Brown arrived in Columbia this spring after transferring in from St. Francis, an FCS school in Pennsylvania. Zeb Noland started the year at quarterback, but Luke Doty took over in the team’s 3rd game. When Doty went down with an injury, Brown entered the picture.

He earned his first start against Florida and helped lead a 40-17 win. Brown also completed 10 of his 15 pass attempts for 157 yards and 3 touchdowns during the Gamecocks’ 21-17 win over Auburn on Nov. 20.

With the Gamecocks (6-5, 3-5 SEC) already bowl eligible for the first time since 2018, they’ll look to close out the regular season with another slump-breaker: a win over Clemson (8-3, 6-2 ACC). South Carolina hasn’t beaten the Tigers since 2013. They meet Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET on the SEC Network.