1992 South Carolina Gamecocks football team

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1992 South Carolina Gamecocks football
South Carolina Gamecocks logo.svg
Conference Southeastern Conference
Division Eastern Division
1992 record 5–6 (3–5 SEC)
Head coach Sparky Woods (4th season)
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
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
Kentucky 2 6 0     4 7 0
Vanderbilt 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]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 8:00 PM No. 14 Georgia Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, South Carolina WIS L 28–6   75,060
September 12 7:00 PM Arkansas Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, South Carolina L 45–7   63,100
September 19 7:00 PM East Carolina* Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, South Carolina L 20–18   60,030
September 26 12:30 PM at Kentucky Commonwealth StadiumLexington, Kentucky JPS L 13–9   55,700
October 3 3:30 PM at No. 9 Alabama Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, Alabama PPV L 48–7   70,123
October 17 12:30 PM No. 15 Mississippi State Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, South Carolina JPS W 21–6   55,102
October 24 2:00 PM at Vanderbilt Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, Tennessee W 21–17   40,900
October 31 12:30 PM No. 16 Tennessee Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, South Carolina JPS W 24–23   71,529
November 7 1:00 PM Louisiana Tech* Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, South Carolina W 14–13   57,547
November 14 12:30 PM at No. 11 Florida Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, Florida JPS L 14–9   84,777
November 21 12:00 PM at Clemson* Memorial StadiumClemson, South Carolina (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.

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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; 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