1988 South Carolina Gamecocks football team

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1988 South Carolina Gamecocks football
South Carolina Gamecocks Block C logo.svg
Liberty Bowl, L, 10–34 vs. Indiana
Conference Independent
1988 record 8–4
Head coach Joe Morrison
Home stadium Williams-Brice Stadium
Seasons
« 1987 1989 »
1988 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Notre Dame           12 0 0
#2 Miami (FL)           11 1 0
#3 Florida State           11 1 0
#5 West Virginia           11 1 0
Southern Miss           10 2 0
#13 Syracuse           10 2 0
Army           9 3 0
Louisville           8 3 0
South Carolina           8 4 0
Northern Illinois           7 4 0
Pittsburgh           6 5 0
Memphis           6 5 0
Rutgers           6 5 0
Southwest Louisiana           6 5 0
Akron           5 6 0
Penn State           5 6 0
Tulane           5 6 0
Temple           4 7 0
Tulsa           4 7 0
Boston College           3 8 0
Cincinnati           3 8 0
East Carolina           3 8 0
Navy           3 8 0
Virginia Tech           3 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1988 South Carolina Gamecocks football team represented the University of South Carolina as an independent team in the 1988 NCAA Division I-A football season. They finished with eight wins and four losses (8–4) and with a loss against Indiana in the 1988 Liberty Bowl. The Gamecocks were led by head coach Joe Morrison in his final season as head coach prior to his dying of a heart attack in February 1989.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 North Carolina #19 Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC W 31–10   73,275
September 10 Western Carolina #16 Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC W 38–0   68,800
September 17 East Carolina #14 Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC W 17–0   66,000
September 24 #6 Georgia #14 Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC (Rivalry) TBS W 23–10   74,800
October 1 Appalachian State #8 Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC W 35–9   71,380
October 8 at Virginia Tech #8 Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA W 26–24   42,845
October 15 at Georgia Tech #8 Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta, GA TBS L 0–34   45,103
October 29 at North Carolina State #17 Carter–Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC ESPN W 23–7   54,800
November 5 #5 Florida State #15 Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC ESPN L 0–59   75,000
November 12 Navy Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC W 19–7   66,000
November 19 at #15 Clemson Memorial StadiumClemson, SC (Rivalry) JPS L 10–29   84,867
December 28 vs. Indiana Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) Raycom L 10–34   39,210
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.

Roster[edit]

Todd Ellis - QB; Mike Dingle - RB; Harold Green - RB; Robert Brooks - WR; Eddie Miller - WR; Patrick Hinton - LB; Ron Rabune - Safety; Robert Robinson - CB; Kevin Hendrix - DE; Collin Mackie - Kicker;

Coaching staff[edit]

Joe Morrison - Heach Coach; Al Groh - Offensive Coordinator; Joe Lee Dunn - Defensive Coordinator; Charlie Weiss - Assistant Coach; Fred Jackson - QB/WR Coach;

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joe Morrison is dead at 51". Reading Eagle. Associated Press. February 6, 1989. p. 19. Retrieved January 27, 2013. 
  • Griffin, J. C. (1992). The First Hundred Years: A History of South Carolina Football. Atlanta, GA: Longstreet Press