1969 South Carolina Gamecocks football team

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1969 South Carolina Gamecocks football
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ACC champion
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
1969 record7–4 (6–0 ACC)
Head coachPaul Dietzel (4th season)
Home stadiumCarolina Stadium
(Capacity: 42,238)
Seasons
← 1968
1970 →
1969 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
South Carolina $ 6 0 0     7 4 0
NC State 3 2 1     3 6 1
North Carolina 3 3 0     5 5 0
Clemson 3 3 0     4 6 0
Duke 3 3 1     3 6 1
Maryland 3 3 0     3 7 0
Wake Forest 2 5 0     3 7 0
Virginia 1 5 0     3 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The historic 1969 South Carolina Gamecocks football team represented the University of South Carolina during the 1969 college football season. Led by fourth-year head coach Paul Dietzel, the Gamecocks won the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) championship, which remained their only conference championship in history. They were defeated by West Virginia in the Peach Bowl and finished with a record of 7-4. They played their home games at Carolina Stadium.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 20 Duke Carolina StadiumColumbia, South Carolina W 27–20   42,791
September 27 North Carolina Carolina StadiumColumbia, South Carolina W 14–6   42,559
October 4 at No. 7 Georgia* Sanford StadiumAthens, Georgia (Rivalry) L 16–41   59,452
October 11 NC State Carolina StadiumColumbia, South Carolina W 21–16   42,786
October 18 at Virginia Tech* Lane StadiumBlacksburg, Virginia W 17–16   28,000
October 25 Maryland Carolina StadiumColumbia, South Carolina W 17–0   42,756
November 1 at Florida State* Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, Florida L 9–34   34,519
November 8 at No. 3 Tennessee* Neyland StadiumKnoxville, Tennessee L 14–29   62,868
November 15 at Wake Forest Groves StadiumWinston-Salem, North Carolina W 24–6   25,000
November 22 Clemson Carolina StadiumColumbia, South Carolina (Rivalry) W 27–13   42,941
December 30 vs. No. 19 West Virginia* Grant FieldAtlanta (Peach Bowl) L 3–14   48,425
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1969 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary". sports-reference.com. Retrieved January 24, 2013.