2013 South Carolina Gamecocks football team

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.

2013 South Carolina Gamecocks football
South Carolina Gamecocks logo.svg
Capital One Bowl champion
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 4
APNo. 4
2013 record11–2 (6–2 SEC)
Head coachSteve Spurrier (9th season)
Co-offensive coordinatorSteve Spurrier, Jr. (2nd as Co OC, 9th overall season)
Co-offensive coordinatorShawn Elliott (American football) (2nd as OC, 4th overall season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorLorenzo Ward (2nd as DC, 5th overall season)
Base defense4–2–5
Home stadiumWilliams-Brice Stadium
(Capacity: 80,250)
Seasons
← 2012
2014 →
2013 Southeastern Conference 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

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 296:00 PMNorth Carolina*No. 6ESPNW 27–1081,572
September 74:30 PMat No. 11 GeorgiaNo. 6ESPNL 30–4192,746
September 147:00 PMVanderbiltNo. 12
  • Williams-Brice Stadium
  • Columbia, SC
ESPNW 35–2581,371
September 2812:00 PMat UCF*No. 12ABCW 28–2547,605
October 57:30 PMKentuckyNo. 13
  • Williams-Brice Stadium
  • Columbia, SC
SECRNW 35–2882,313
October 1212:21 PMat ArkansasNo. 14SECTVW 52–766,302
October 1912:00 PMat TennesseeNo. 11ESPNL 21–2395,736
October 267:00 PMat No. 5 MissouriNo. 20
ESPNW 27–24 2OT67,124
November 212:21 PMMississippi State No. 14
  • Williams-Brice Stadium
  • Columbia, SC
SECTVW 34–1682,111
November 167:00 PMFloridaNo. 11
  • Williams-Brice Stadium
  • Columbia, SC
ESPN2W 19–1483,853
November 231:00 PMNo. 11 (FCS) Coastal Carolina*No. 12
  • Williams-Brice Stadium
  • Columbia, SC
PPVW 70–1081,411
November 307:00 PMNo. 6 Clemson*No. 10
ESPN2W 31–1784,174
January 1, 20141:00 PMvs. No. 19 Wisconsin*No. 8ABCW 34–2456,629
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

PlayersEdit

Depth chartEdit

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

AwardsEdit

  • A.J. Cann – SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week, 9/30/13[2]
  • Mike Davis (running back) – AgSouth Athlete of the Week, 9/30/13[3]
  • Elliott Fry – SEC Special Teams Player of the Week, 10/28/13;[4] SEC Freshman of the Week, 11/18/13[5]
  • Victor Hampton (American football) – SEC Defensive Player of the Week, 11/4/13[6]
  • Kelcy Quarles – SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week, 10/28/13[4]
  • Connor Shaw – AgSouth Athlete of the Week, 9/16/13;[7] AgSouth Athlete of the Week, 10/28/13;[8] Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week, 10/28/13;[4] SEC Offensive Player of the Week, 10/28/13[4]
  • Clayton Stadnik – SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week, 9/16/13[9]

Game summariesEdit

North CarolinaEdit

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

GeorgiaEdit

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

VanderbiltEdit

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

UCFEdit

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

KentuckyEdit

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

ArkansasEdit

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

TennesseeEdit

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

MissouriEdit

1 2 3 4OT2OT Total
#20 Gamecocks 0 0 0 1773 27
#5 Tigers 7 7 3 070 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–2 2012 W 31–10

Mississippi StateEdit

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

FloridaEdit

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 CarolinaEdit

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

ClemsonEdit

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

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. т = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = 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 staffEdit

 
South Carolina Gamecocks offense (in white) prepares to snap the ball against the Arkansas Razorbacks defense
  • Steve Spurrier – Head Coach[10]
  • Lorenzo Ward – Defensive Coordinator[11]
  • Deke Adams – Defensive Line[12]
  • Kirk Botkin – Linebackers/Spurs[13]
  • Grady Brown – Secondary/Assistant Special Teams Coordinator[14]
  • Shawn Elliott (American football) – Co-Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line[15]
  • G.A. Mangus – Quarterbacks[16]
  • Joe Robinson – Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends[17]
  • Everette Sands – Running Backs[18]
  • Steve Spurrier, Jr. – Recruiting Coordinator/Wide Receivers[19]

ReferencesEdit

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

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