1997 South Carolina Gamecocks football team

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1997 South Carolina Gamecocks football
South Carolina Gamecocks Block C logo.svg
Conference Southeastern Conference
Eastern Division
1997 record 5–6 (3–5 SEC)
Head coach Brad Scott
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
#7 Tennessee x$   7 1         11 2  
#10 Georgia   6 2         10 2  
#4 Florida   6 2         10 2  
South Carolina   3 5         5 6  
Kentucky   2 6         5 6  
Vanderbilt   0 8         3 8  
Western Division
#11 Auburn xy   6 2         10 3  
#13 LSU x   6 2         9 3  
#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 during the college football season of 1997–1998. The Gamecocks were led by head coach Brad Scott and played their home games in Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina.

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Brad Scott - Head Coach
  • - Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • - Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs
  • - Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line
  • - Recruiting Coordinator/Linebackers
  • - Running Backs
  • - Tight Ends
  • - Defensive Line
  • - Wide Receivers
  • - Outside Linebackers
  • - Defensive Video Graduate Assistant
  • - Defensive Graduate Assistant
  • - Offensive Graduate Assistant
  • - Offensive Video Graduate Assistant

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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