1992 South Carolina Gamecocks football team

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1992 South Carolina Gamecocks football
South Carolina Gamecocks Block C logo.svg
Conference Southeastern Conference Eastern Division
1992 record 5–6 (3–5 SEC)
Head coach Sparky Woods
Home stadium Williams-Brice Stadium (c. 72,400, grass)
Seasons
« 1991 1993 »
1992 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Eastern Division
#10 Florida xy 6 2 0     9 4 0
#8 Georgia x 6 2 0     10 2 0
#12 Tennessee 5 3 0     9 3 0
South Carolina 3 5 0     5 6 0
Kentucky 2 6 0     4 7 0
Vanderbilt 2 6 0     4 7 0
Western Division
#1 Alabama x 8 0 0     13 0 0
#16 Ole Miss 5 3 0     9 3 0
#23 Mississippi State 4 4 0     7 5 0
Arkansas 3 4 1     3 7 1
Auburn 2 5 1     5 5 1
LSU 1 7 0     2 9 0
Championship:Alabama 28, Florida 21
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1992 South Carolina Gamecocks football team marked the rookie season for the Gamecocks in the Southeastern Conference (SEC). In 1992 the SEC expanded to twelve teams and two divisions with USC placed in the SEC East Division. The Gamecocks were led by Sparky Woods as head coach and finished the season with a 5–6 record overall and a 3–5 record in SEC play. After beginning the season 0–5, Steve Taneyhill assumed the starting quarterback position and led the Gamecocks to a 5–1 finish.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 8:00 PM #14 Georgia Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC WIS L 28–6   75,060
September 12 7:00 PM Arkansas Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC L 45–7   63,100
September 19 7:00 PM East Carolina* Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC L 20–18   60,030
September 26 12:30 PM at Kentucky Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY JPS L 13–9   55,700
October 3 3:30 PM at #9 Alabama Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL PPV L 48–7   70,123
October 17 1:00 PM #15 Mississippi State Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC W 21–6   55,102
October 24 2:00 PM at Vanderbilt Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN W 21–17   40,900
October 31 12:30 PM #16 Tennessee Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC JPS W 24–23   71,529
November 7 1:00 PM Louisiana Tech* Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC W 14–13   57,547
November 14 12:30 PM at #11 Florida Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL JPS L 14–9   84,777
November 21 12:00 PM at Clemson* Memorial StadiumClemson, SC (Battle of the Palmetto State) JPS W 24-13   83,312
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Roster[edit]

Steve Taneyhill - QB; Blake Williamson - QB; Brandon Bennett - RB; Stanley Pritchett - RB; Rob DeBoer - FB; Matthew Campbell - TE; Boomer Foster - TE; Toby Cates - WR; Don Chaney - WR; Asim Penny - WR; James Dexter - OL; Delvin Herring - OL; Corey Louchiey - OL; Ernest Dye - LT; Ernest Dixon - LB; Aubrey Brooks - LB; Lawrence Mitchell - LB; Chris Rumph - LB; Hank Campbell - MLB; Eric Sullivan - DT; David Turnipseed - DE; Frank Adams - DB; Tony Watkins - DB; Rocky Clay - CB; Norman Greene - Safety; Marty Simpson - Kicker; Derwin Jeffcoat - Punter

References[edit]

  • Griffin, J. C. (1992). The first hundred years: A history of south carolina football. Atlanta, GA: Longstreet Press