1989 South Carolina Gamecocks football team

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1989 South Carolina Gamecocks football
South Carolina Gamecocks logo.svg
Conference Independent
1989 record 6–4–1
Head coach Sparky Woods (1st season)
Home stadium Williams-Brice Stadium
(Capacity: 72,400)
← 1988
1990 →

The 1989 South Carolina Gamecocks football team represented the University of South Carolina as an independent team in the 1989 NCAA Division I-A football season finishing with a 6–4–1 record. The Gamecocks were led by Sparky Woods in his first year as head coach following the death of former head coach Joe Morrison. Morrison died of a fatal heart attack in February 1989 following the Gamecocks 1988 season.


Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 7:00 PM Duke Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC W 27–21   74,232
September 9 7:00 PM Virginia Tech Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC T 17–17   71,842
September 16 1:00 PM at No. 12 West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV L 45–21   66,015
September 23 7:00 PM Georgia Tech Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC W 21–10   70,018
September 30 1:00 PM at No. 23 Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 24–20   80,961
October 7 1:30 PM East Carolina Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC W 47–14   65,600
October 21 1:30 PM Western Carolina No. 24 Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC W 24–3   62,000
October 28 1:00 PM No. 20 NC State No. 25 Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC L 20–10   74,248
November 4 2:00 PM at No. 6 Florida State Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL SSN L 35–10   61,852
November 11 2:00 PM at North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC W 27–20   44,200
November 18 7:30 PM No. 15 Clemson Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC (Battle of the Palmetto State) ESPN L 45–0   74,509
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time Zone.



Todd Ellis* QB Dickie DeMasi QB Ben Hogan QB Pat Turner QB Harold Green* RB Mike Dingle RB Albert Haynes RB Ken Watson RB Keith Bing RB Kevin Jones RB Robert Brooks* WR Eddie Miller* WR George Rush* WR Carl Platt WR David Pitchko WR Skeets Thomas WR Bill Zorr WR Darren Greene WR David Hodge* TE Charles Steward TE Dany Branch* OL Ike Harris* OL Kenny Haynes* OL Curt High* OL Calvin Stephens* OL Hal Hamrick OL Antoine Rivens OL Marty Dye* DL Curtis Godwin* DL Tim High* DL Corey Miller* DL Patrick Blackwell DL Troy Duke DL Trent Simpson DL Robert Gibson* LB Patrick Hinton* LB David Taylor* LB Scott Windsor* LB Mike Conway LB Joe Reaves LB Keith Emmons LB Erik Anderson* DB Leon Harris* DB Keith McDonald* DB Antonio Walker DB Stephane Williams DB


  1. ^ "1989 Football Schedule". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 22, 2017. 

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