2006 South Carolina Gamecocks football team

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2006 South Carolina Gamecocks football
South Carolina Gamecocks Block C logo.svg
Liberty Bowl Champions
Liberty Bowl vs. Houston, W 44–36
Conference Southeastern Conference Eastern Division
2006 record 8–5 (3–5 SEC)
Head coach Steve Spurrier
Defensive coordinator Tyrone Nix
Home stadium Williams-Brice Stadium (c. 80,250, grass)
Seasons
« 2005 2007 »
2006 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#1 Florida x   7 1         13 1  
#25 Tennessee   5 3         9 4  
Kentucky   4 4         8 5  
#23 Georgia   4 4         9 4  
South Carolina   3 5         8 5  
Vanderbilt   1 7         4 8  
Western Division
#15 Arkansas x   7 1         10 4  
#9 Auburn   6 2         11 2  
#3 LSU   6 2         11 2  
Alabama   2 6         6 7  
Ole Miss   2 6         4 8  
Mississippi State   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Florida 38, Arkansas 28
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
  • Alabama had all victories vacated by the NCAA in 2010. As such, the official record for Alabama is 0–7 (0–6).
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 2006 South Carolina Gamecocks football team represented the University of South Carolina in the Southeastern Conference during the college football season of 2006–2007. The Gamecocks were led by Steve Spurrier in his second season as USC head coach and played their home games in Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina.

Schedule[edit]

The October 28 game against Tennessee played host to ESPN's College Gameday, the third year in a row that South Carolina had hosted the program.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 8:00 pm at Mississippi State Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, MS ESPN W 15–0   50,277[1]
September 9 7:45 pm #12 Georgia Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC ESPN L 0–18   82,513[1]
September 16 7:00 pm Wofford* Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC ESPNGP W 27–20   74,286[1]
September 23 7:00 pm Florida Atlantic* Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC ESPNGP W 45–6   70,860[1]
September 28 7:30 pm #2 Auburn Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC ESPN L 17–24   74,374[1]
October 7 7:00 pm at Kentucky Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY ESPN2 W 24–17   61,449[1]
October 21 3:00 pm at Vanderbilt Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN ESPNGP W 31–13   37,280[1]
October 28 7:45 pm #8 Tennesseedagger Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC ESPN L 24–31   82,011[1]
November 4 7:45 pm #12 Arkansas Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC ESPN L 20–26   74,926[1]
November 11 3:30 pm at #6 Florida Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL CBS L 16–17   90,703[1]
November 18 12:30 pm Middle Tennessee* Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC ESPNGP W 52–7   70,442[1]
November 25 12:00 pm at #24 Clemson* Memorial StadiumClemson, SC (Battle of the Palmetto State) ESPN W 31–28   83,428[1]
December 29 4:30 pm vs. Houston* Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) ESPN W 44–36   56,103[1]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "2006 South Carolina Football". University of South Carolina. 
  2. ^ "South Carolina Official Athletic Site". Archived from the original on September 16, 2009. Retrieved September 14, 2009.