2013 South Carolina Gamecocks football team

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2013 South Carolina Gamecocks football
South Carolina Gamecocks logo.svg
Capital One Bowl champion
Conference Southeastern Conference
Division Eastern Division
Ranking
Coaches No. 4
AP No. 4
2013 record 11–2 (6–2 SEC)
Head coach Steve Spurrier (9th season)
Co-offensive coordinator Steve Spurrier, Jr. (2nd as Co OC, 9th overall season)
Co-offensive coordinator Shawn Elliott (American football) (2nd as OC, 4th overall season)
Offensive scheme Multiple
Defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward (2nd as DC, 5th overall season)
Base defense 4–2–5
Home stadium Williams-Brice Stadium
(Capacity: 80,250)
Seasons
← 2012
2014 →
2013 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 5 Missouri x   7 1         12 2  
No. 4 South Carolina   6 2         11 2  
Georgia   5 3         8 5  
No. 24 Vanderbilt   4 4         9 4  
Florida   3 5         4 8  
Tennessee   2 6         5 7  
Kentucky   0 8         2 10  
Western Division
No. 2 Auburn xy$   7 1         12 2  
No. 7 Alabama x%   7 1         11 2  
No. 14 LSU   5 3         10 3  
No. 18 Texas A&M   4 4         9 4  
Mississippi State   3 5         7 6  
Ole Miss   3 5         8 5  
Arkansas   0 8         3 9  
Championship: Auburn 59, Missouri 42
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The 2013 South Carolina Gamecocks football team represented the University of South Carolina in the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Gamecocks competed as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) as part of its Eastern Division. The team was led by head coach Steve Spurrier, in his ninth year, and played its home games at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 29 6:00 PM North Carolina* No. 6 Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC ESPN W 27–10   81,572
September 7 4:30 PM at No. 11 Georgia No. 6 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA (Rivalry) ESPN L 30–41   92,746
September 14 7:00 PM Vanderbilt No. 12 Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC ESPN W 35–25   81,371
September 28 12:00 PM at UCF* No. 12 Bright House Networks StadiumOrlando, FL ABC W 28–25   47,605
October 5 7:30 PM Kentucky No. 13 Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC SECRN W 35–28   82,313
October 12 12:21 PM at Arkansas No. 14 Donald W. Reynolds Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR SECTV W 52–7   66,302
October 19 12:00 PM at Tennessee No. 11 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN ESPN L 21–23   95,736
October 26 7:00 PM at No. 5 Missouri No. 20 Faurot FieldColumbia, MO (Battle of Columbia) ESPN W 27–24 2OT  67,124
November 2 12:21 PM Mississippi Statedagger No. 14 Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC SECTV W 34–16   82,111
November 16 7:00 PM Florida No. 11 Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC ESPN2 W 19–14   83,853
November 23 1:00 PM No. 11 (FCSCoastal Carolina* No. 12 Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC PPV W 70–10   81,411
November 30 7:00 PM No. 6 Clemson* No. 10 Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC (Battle of the Palmetto State) ESPN2 W 31–17   84,174
January 1, 2014 1:00 PM vs. No. 19 Wisconsin* No. 8 Florida Citrus Bowl StadiumOrlando, FL (Capital One Bowl) ABC W 34–24   56,629
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Players[edit]

Depth chart[edit]

Projected starters and primary backups versus Mississippi State on November 2, 2013.

Awards[edit]

  • A.J. Cann – SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week, 9/30/13[3]
  • Mike Davis (running back) – AgSouth Athlete of the Week, 9/30/13[4]
  • Elliott Fry – SEC Special Teams Player of the Week, 10/28/13;[5] SEC Freshman of the Week, 11/18/13[6]
  • Victor Hampton (American football) – SEC Defensive Player of the Week, 11/4/13[7]
  • Kelcy Quarles – SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week, 10/28/13[5]
  • Connor Shaw – AgSouth Athlete of the Week, 9/16/13;[8] AgSouth Athlete of the Week, 10/28/13;[9] Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week, 10/28/13;[5] SEC Offensive Player of the Week, 10/28/13[5]
  • Clayton Stadnik – SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week, 9/16/13[10]

Game summaries[edit]

North Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tar Heels 0 7 3 0 10
#6 Gamecocks 17 3 7 0 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
17–34–4 2007 W 21–15

Georgia[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#6 Gamecocks 3 21 0 6 30
#11 Bulldogs 10 14 10 7 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
17–46–2 2012 W 35–7

Vanderbilt[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Commodores 0 10 0 15 25
#12 Gamecocks 21 7 7 0 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
18–4 2012 W 17–13

UCF[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#12 Gamecocks 0 0 14 14 28
Knights 7 3 0 15 25
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–0 2005 W 24–15

Kentucky[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 0 7 0 21 28
#13 Gamecocks 14 10 3 8 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
16–7–1 2012 W 38–17

Arkansas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#14 Gamecocks 10 14 14 14 52
Razorbacks 7 0 0 0 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–13 2012 W 38–20

Tennessee[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#11 Gamecocks 0 7 14 0 21
Volunteers 3 14 0 6 23
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–22–2 2012 W 38–35

Missouri[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT 2OT Total
#20 Gamecocks 0 0 0 17 7 3 27
#5 Tigers 7 7 3 0 7 0 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–2 2012 W 31–10

Mississippi State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 7 3 0 6 16
#14 Gamecocks 14 3 17 0 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–6 2011 W 14–12

Florida[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Gators 7 7 0 0 14
#11 Gamecocks 3 3 7 6 19
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–24–3 2012 L 11–44

Coastal Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Chanticleers 0 7 0 3 10
#12 Gamecocks 28 14 21 7 70
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Clemson[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#6 Tigers 7 3 7 0 17
#10 Gamecocks 7 10 0 14 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
41–65–4 2012 W 27–17

Wisconsin (Capital One Bowl)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#19 Badgers 0 14 3 7 24
#8 Gamecocks 7 6 7 14 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP 6 6 13 12 12 13 14 11 20 14 13 11 12 10 8 8 4 
Coaches' 7 6 14 13 13 12 12 9 20 16 15 12 11 9 7 8 4 
Harris Not released 11 20 17 15 12 12 10 8 8 Not released 
BCS Not released 21 14 12 10 11 10 8 9 Not released


Coaching staff[edit]

South Carolina Gamecocks offense (in white) prepares to snap the ball against the Arkansas Razorbacks defense
  • Steve Spurrier – Head Coach[11]
  • Lorenzo Ward – Defensive Coordinator[12]
  • Deke Adams – Defensive Line[13]
  • Kirk Botkin – Linebackers/Spurs[14]
  • Grady Brown – Secondary/Assistant Special Teams Coordinator[15]
  • Shawn Elliott (American football) – Co-Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line[16]
  • G.A. Mangus – Quarterbacks[17]
  • Joe Robinson – Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends[18]
  • Everette Sands – Running Backs[19]
  • Steve Spurrier, Jr. – Recruiting Coordinator/Wide Receivers[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Link to the AP Poll
  2. ^ "2013 South Carolina football schedule". University of South Carolina Department of Athletics. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Cann Selected as SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week". University of South Carolina Department of Athletics. September 30, 2013. Retrieved January 1, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Mike Davis Named AgSouth Athlete of the Week". University of South Carolina Department of Athletics. September 30, 2013. Retrieved January 1, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Weekly Honors Pour in for Gamecocks". University of South Carolina Department of Athletics. October 28, 2013. Retrieved January 1, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Fry Named SEC Freshman of the Week". University of South Carolina Department of Athletics. November 18, 2013. Retrieved January 1, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Hampton Named SEC Defensive Player of the Week". University of South Carolina Department of Athletics. November 4, 2013. Retrieved January 1, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Connor Shaw Named AgSouth Athlete of the Week". University of South Carolina Department of Athletics. September 16, 2013. Retrieved January 1, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Connor Shaw Named AgSouth Athlete of the Week". University of South Carolina Department of Athletics. October 28, 2013. Retrieved January 1, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Clayton Stadnik Earns SEC Accolades". University of South Carolina Department of Athletics. September 16, 2013. Retrieved January 1, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Bio: Steve Spurrier". University of South Carolina Department of Athletics. Retrieved July 31, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Bio: Lorenzo Ward". University of South Carolina Department of Athletics. Retrieved July 31, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Bio: Deke Adams". University of South Carolina Department of Athletics. Retrieved July 31, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Bio: Kirk Botkin". University of South Carolina Department of Athletics. Retrieved July 31, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Bio: Grady Brown". University of South Carolina Department of Athletics. Retrieved July 31, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Bio: Shawn Elliott". University of South Carolina Department of Athletics. Retrieved July 31, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Bio: G.A. Mangus". University of South Carolina Department of Athletics. Retrieved July 31, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Bio: Joe Robinson". University of South Carolina Department of Athletics. Retrieved July 31, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Bio: Everette Sands". University of South Carolina Department of Athletics. Retrieved July 31, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Bio: Steve Spurrier, Jr.". University of South Carolina Department of Athletics. Retrieved July 31, 2013. 

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