1997 South Carolina Gamecocks football team

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1997 South Carolina Gamecocks football
South Carolina Gamecocks logo.svg
Conference Southeastern Conference
Division Eastern Division
1997 record 5–6 (3–5 SEC)
Head coach Brad Scott (4th season)
Home stadium Williams-Brice Stadium (c. 80,250, grass)
Seasons
← 1996
1998 →
1997 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 7 Tennessee x$   7 1         11 2  
No. 10 Georgia   6 2         10 2  
No. 4 Florida   6 2         10 2  
South Carolina   3 5         5 6  
Kentucky   2 6         5 6  
Vanderbilt   0 8         3 8  
Western Division
No. 11 Auburn xy   6 2         10 3  
No. 13 LSU x   6 2         9 3  
No. 22 Ole Miss   4 4         8 4  
Mississippi State   4 4         7 4  
Alabama   2 6         4 7  
Arkansas   2 6         4 7  
Championship: Tennessee 30, Auburn 29
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1997 South Carolina Gamecocks football team represented the University of South Carolina in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) during the 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Gamecocks were led by head coach Brad Scott and played their home games in Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 6 7:00 PM UCF* Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC FSS W 33–31   81,908
September 13 3:30 PM at No. 25 Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA CBS L 15–31   86,117
September 20 3:00 PM at East Carolina* Dowdy–Ficklen StadiumGreenville, NC FSS W 26–0   38,902
September 27 12:30 PM at Mississippi State Scott FieldStarkville, MS JPS L 17–37   30,120
October 4 12:30 PM No. 9 Auburn Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC JPS L 6–23   79,411
October 11 12:30 PM Kentucky Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC JPS W 38–24   75,936
October 18 7:00 PM at Arkansas War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR W 39–13   49,178
October 25 7:00 PM Vanderbilt Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC W 35–3   79,014
November 1 12:30 PM at No. 8 Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN JPS L 7–22   106,301
November 15 12:30 PM No. 12 Florida Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC JPS L 21–48   80,072
November 22 6:00 PM Clemson* Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC (Battle of the Palmetto State) ESPN2 L 21–47   83,700
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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