SOUTH CAROLINA ANNOUNCES 2014 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The
South Carolina Gamecocks and Texas A&M Aggies will open the 2014
season with a special Thursday night contest at Williams-Brice Stadium
in Columbia, highlighting next year's football schedule, it was
The Gamecocks and Aggies will meet on the
gridiron for the first time ever on August 28, 2014. That Southeastern
Conference battle will also be the debut game for the new SEC Network.
The season-opening contest is also the first of a three-game homestand
for the Gamecocks.
South Carolina and East Carolina will renew
its rivalry on Saturday, September 6. South Carolina has won each of
the last two games between the two schools, including a 48-10 win in
Columbia last season, and holds a 12-5 lead in the all-time series.
early SEC Eastern Division showdown is on tap in week three, as the
Georgia Bulldogs will make their way to Columbia on September 13.
Georgia leads the all-time series 48-17-2, but Carolina has won the
last three meetings, its longest winning streak in the series that
dates back to 1894.
The Gamecocks will go on the road for the
first time on September 20 when they venture to Nashville for another
SEC Eastern Division contest against Vanderbilt. South Carolina holds a
commanding 18-4 lead in the all-time series, including four straight
wins over the Commodores.
The Missouri Tigers will make their
second trip to Columbia, S.C. when they visit Williams-Brice Stadium on
Saturday, September 27. The Tigers won the first two games between the
two squads, both in bowl games, before Carolina handed Mizzou a 31-10
drubbing last year in the Tigers' first season as a member of the SEC.
Gamecocks will play their fourth-straight game against an SEC Eastern
Division rival the following week when they travel to Lexington to face
the Kentucky Wildcats on October 4. South Carolina has won 12 of the
last 13 meetings between the two squads to run out to a 16-7-1
advantage in the all-time series.
After enjoying the first of
its two scheduled off weeks during the 2014 season, South Carolina
returns to action on Saturday, October 18 when it hosts in-state FCS
foe Furman. USC holds a 27-20-1 lead in the all-time series against the
Paladins, one that dates back to 1892. South Carolina won the last
meeting in 2010 and has won 12 of the last 13 times the teams have met
on the gridiron.
The Gamecocks will play their one road tilt
against an SEC Western Division opponent on October 25 when they travel
to the Plains to take on the Auburn Tigers. South Carolina historically
has struggled with Auburn, posting a 1-9-1 record in 11 contests. The
Tigers have handed the Gamecocks three of their nine losses over the
past three seasons.
The Gamecocks' final SEC home game of the
2014 season will take place Saturday, November 1, when Carolina hosts
Tennessee at Williams-Brice Stadium. The Gamecocks have won each of the
last three meetings with the Volunteers, the longest winning streak in
school history, but still trail the all-time count 22-7-2.
Gamecocks will take the November 8 weekend off before wrapping up the
SEC slate with a November 15 date in the Swamp against the Florida
Gators. Carolina has won two of the last three meetings, but Florida
holds a 24-6-3 all-time lead.
Carolina will wrap up its 2014
regular season slate with a pair of non-conference tilts. The Gamecocks
will host South Alabama on November 22 in the final home game of the
season. That Senior Day meeting will be the first ever between the two
The 2014 regular season concludes on Saturday, November
29, when Carolina travels to Clemson for the annual Palmetto State
showdown. The Gamecocks have won each of the last four meetings between
the two squads.
University of South Carolina 2014 Football Schedule
(Note: All dates subject to change)
Thursday, August 28, vs Texas A&M*
Saturday, September 6, vs East Carolina
Saturday, September 13, vs Georgia*
Saturday, September 20, at Vanderbilt*
Saturday, September 27, vs Missouri*
Saturday, October 4, at Kentucky*
Saturday, October 18, vs Furman
Saturday, October 25, at Auburn*
Saturday, November 1, vs Tennessee*
Saturday, November 15, at Florida*
Saturday, November 22, vs South Alabama
Saturday, November 29, at Clemson
* Denotes SEC contest