1992 South Carolina Gamecocks football team

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1992 South Carolina Gamecocks football
South Carolina Gamecocks logo.svg
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
1992 record5–6 (3–5 SEC)
Head coachSparky Woods (4th season)
Home stadiumWilliams-Brice Stadium (c. 72,400, grass)
Seasons
← 1991
1993 →
1992 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Eastern Division
No. 10 Florida xy 6 2 0     9 4 0
No. 8 Georgia x 6 2 0     10 2 0
No. 12 Tennessee 5 3 0     9 3 0
South Carolina 3 5 0     5 6 0
Vanderbilt 2 6 0     4 7 0
Kentucky 2 6 0     4 7 0
Western Division
No. 1 Alabama x$ 8 0 0     13 0 0
No. 16 Ole Miss 5 3 0     9 3 0
No. 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 represented the University of South Carolina in the 1992 NCAA Division I-A football season. This was the first season for the Gamecocks as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). In 1992 the SEC expanded to twelve teams and two divisions with South Carolina placed in the SEC East Division. The Gamecocks were led by Sparky Woods, in his fourth season as head coach, and finished the season with a 5–6 record. After beginning the season 0–5, Steve Taneyhill assumed the starting quarterback position and led the Gamecocks to a 5–1 finish.

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 58:00 PMNo. 14 GeorgiaWISL 28–675,060
September 127:00 PMArkansas
  • Williams-Brice Stadium
  • Columbia, South Carolina
L 45–763,100
September 197:00 PMEast Carolina*
  • Williams-Brice Stadium
  • Columbia, South Carolina
L 20–1860,030
September 2612:30 PMat KentuckyJPSL 13–955,700
October 33:30 PMat No. 9 AlabamaPPVL 48–770,123
October 1712:30 PMNo. 15 Mississippi State
  • Williams-Brice Stadium
  • Columbia, South Carolina
JPSW 21–655,102
October 242:00 PMat VanderbiltW 21–1740,900
October 3112:30 PMNo. 16 Tennessee
  • Williams-Brice Stadium
  • Columbia, South Carolina
JPSW 24–2371,529
November 71:00 PMLouisiana Tech*
  • Williams-Brice Stadium
  • Columbia, South Carolina
W 14–1357,547
November 1412:30 PMat No. 11 FloridaJPSL 14–984,777
November 2112:00 PMat Clemson*JPSW 24-1383,312
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

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Roster[edit]

Steve Taneyhill – QB; Blake Williamson – QB; Desi Sargent - 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; Kevin Rosenkrans RT; 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]

  1. ^ "1992 Football Schedule". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
  • Griffin, J. C. (1992). The first hundred years: A history of South Carolina football. Atlanta: Longstreet Press