South Carolina Gamecocks Football Schedule
South Carolina has been a football powerhouse since the program first
started in 1897. The Gamecocks have a proud history and generations of fans who have all grown up with South Carolina football
in their blood. Each year the Gamecocks are in contention not only for an SEC championship but also for a shot at the national
title. Head coach Steve Spurrier has a history of winning and a reputation as one of the greatest college football coaches
of all time. Last season was an impressive one as they finished second in the SEC East with a 6-2 conference record and an
11-2 overall record. A lot of attention was paid to departing superstar Jadeveon Clowney, but in reality he did not have too
much of an impact his sophomore season and his presence will not be missed as much as may have been thought before the 2013
season. After finishing a game behind Missouri for a spot in the SEC Championship Game, fans can expect the Gamecocks to be
extra hungry and focused to take that final step in the 2014 season. A strong core of returning players combined with highly
regarded recruits like Chris Lammons, and defensive end Dante Sawyer provide hope for a memorable season in South Carolina.
regular season kicks off at William Brice Stadium in Columbia with a game against the Texas A&M Aggies. If the Gamecocks
are indeed going to win the SEC they cannot afford an early loss and fans will be at the home opener looking to support South
Carolina right from the start. On September 13th the Georgia Bulldogs come to William Brice Stadium and the Gamecocks will
be looking to avenge an early 2013 season loss at the hands of the Bulldogs which, along with a loss to the Tennessee Volunteers,
was one of the only losses of the season for the team. Defending SEC East champions the Missouri Tigers come to Columbia in
a game that will have a huge impact on the SEC standings and possibly the college football landscape as a whole. On November
1st, the only other team to have beaten the Gamecocks in 2013 comes to town in the form of the Tennessee Volunteers. With
so many great games on the schedule there are plenty of opportunities to get out and support the Gamecocks in 2014.
South Carolina Gamecocks Football Conference
As part of the powerhouse Southeastern Conference, the South Carolina
Gamecocks have their work cut out for them every single year when football season rolls around. The Gamecocks have been part
of the SEC for decades, and have last took home the SEC East title in 2010, when the Gamecocks took down No. 1-ranked Alabama
as well as Florida for the win. Since 1992, the SEC has been split into two divisions, with South Carolina competing in the
Eastern Division alongside the Florida Gators, Georgia Bulldogs, Kentucky Wildcats, Tennessee Volunteers, Missouri Tigers
and Vanderbilt Commodores. The Gamecocks' winning streak dates back to the 1930s, when the South Carolina football team became
Southern Conference Champions for the first time in 1933, and the wins keep stacking up for the South Carolina football squad.
Come out to an upcoming home football game at the Williams-Brice Stadium to cheer on the Gamecocks to another big victory
South Carolina Gamecocks Football Rivalries
The South Carolina Gamecocks have absolutely
no shortage of rivals thanks to their involvement in the Southeastern Conference, although there are a few teams that bring
even more fans flocking to the football stadium than others. The Clemson Tigers are undoubtedly the Gamecocks' biggest rivals
on the football field, and the teams have been battling each other on the turf annually since 1896. When the Gamecocks and
Tigers square off, the resulting matchup is known as The Palmetto Bowl in the SEC, and the game is most always televised nationally.
The Gamecocks are also big rivals of the Georgia Bulldogs and Florida Gators, which are also SEC Eastern powerhouses. Regardless
of the conference matchup, the South Carolina Gamecocks always have their A-game on tap when Southeastern Conference teams
South Carolina Gamecocks Football Tournament History
Where NCAA has the Big Dance in college
basketball, so it also has bowl games in NCAA football. There are tons of bowl games to get excited about during the holiday
season, and especially when the South Carolina Gamecocks are involved. Aside from division titles, which the Gamecocks took
home most recently in 2010, the team has also amassed 18 bowl appearances, including multiple berths in the Gator Bowl, Liberty
Bowl and Outback Bowl. The Gamecocks' most recent wins have been in 2006 at the Liberty Bowl over Houston, 2012 in the Capital
One Bowl over Nebraska, and 2013 in the Outback Bowl over Michigan. In divisional championships, the Gamecocks have been a
strong competitor in the SEC East, making it to the Eastern conference in 2010 but losing to Auburn for the title.
South Carolina Gamecocks Football Trivia
If you remember names like Sterling Sharpe, Steve Wadiak, George Rogers
or Mike Johnson, you might be a fan of the South Carolina Gamecocks. All of these players' numbers (2, 37, 38, and 56, respectively)
have been retired by the Gamecocks, and Rogers especially made a name for himself outside of the ranks of South Carolina.
While playing for the Gamecocks, Rogers won the Heisman Trophy in 1980, and he was named as the only Gamecocks player to be
named to the College Football Hall of Famers (alongside Gamecocks coaches Lou Holtz and Steve Spurrier). After earning All-American
honors, Rogers went on to play for the NFL for seven years, drafted as the No. 1 overall pick in the 1981 NFL Draft for the
New Orleans Saints and retiring in 1987 with the Washington Redskins. During his tenure in the NFL, Rogers was named the NFL
Offensive Rookie of the Year (1981), was a two-time Pro Bowl pick (in 1981 and 1982) and even helped the Redskins to a Super
Bowl victory (in 1987). Today, football fans heading to South Carolina's Williams-Brice Stadium will notice that the road
that runs along the north end of the stadium has been named after the school's most famed football player, known as George
Rogers Boulevard. Rogers still holds Top 10 records in the NFL, and is second to Eric Dickerson in rushing yards during a
rookie season, with 1,674 yards.