This year’s Clemson-South Carolina game has more on the line than Palmetto State bragging rights and continuing an undefeated season for the Tigers, as Waffle House will be giving away free food in the hometown of the winning school.
The hungry students and fans in Columbia or Clemson, S.C., will receive all the waffles, hashbrowns and coffee they can handle as part of this season’s “Waffle Wager,” with the winning school also getting $10,000 for the general scholarship fund from the beloved southern breakfast chain.
The high stakes contest began in the 2013 season when Alabama defeated Texas A&M 49-42 and earned fans around 2,000 free waffles, according to Dr. Saturday. Last season’s Waffle Wager saw the people of Athens, Ga., take in $24,000 in free food after Georgia defeated Auburn 34-7.
Even if your team loses the game on Nov. 28, Clemson and Columbia are just a little over two hours apart, which is a very reasonable distance to drive for free Waffle House hashbrowns.
– Brendan Maloy