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2017 South Carolina Gamecocks football team

The 2017 South Carolina Gamecocks football team represented the University of South Carolina in the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Gamecocks played their home games at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina and competed in the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). They were led by second-year head coach Will Muschamp. They finished the season 9–4, 5–3 in SEC play to finish in second place in the Eastern Division. They were invited to the Outback Bowl, where they defeated Michigan.

2017 South Carolina Gamecocks football
South Carolina Gamecocks logo.svg
Outback Bowl champion
Outback Bowl, W 26–19 vs. Michigan
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
2017 record9–4 (5–3 SEC)
Head coachWill Muschamp (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorKurt Roper (2nd season)
Co-offensive coordinatorBryan McClendon (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorTravaris Robinson (2nd season)
Base defenseMultiple 4–3
Home stadiumWilliams-Brice Stadium
(Capacity: 80,250)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
No. 2 Georgia x$^   7 1         13 2  
South Carolina   5 3         9 4  
Kentucky   4 4         7 6  
Missouri   4 4         7 6  
Florida   3 5         4 7  
Vanderbilt   1 7         5 7  
Tennessee   0 8         4 8  
West Division
No. 10 Auburn xy   7 1         10 4  
No. 1 Alabama x#^   7 1         13 1  
No. 18 LSU   6 2         9 4  
No. 19 Mississippi State   4 4         9 4  
Texas A&M   4 4         7 6  
Ole Miss*   3 5         6 6  
Arkansas   1 7         4 8  
Championship: Georgia 28, Auburn 7
    1. – College Football Playoff champion
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • *Ole Miss ineligible for postseason due to NCAA sanctions
Rankings from AP Poll

2017 recruiting classEdit

ScheduleEdit

South Carolina announced its 2017 football schedule on September 13, 2016. The 2017 schedule consists of 7 home games, 4 away, and 1 neutral site game in the regular season. The Gamecocks will host SEC foes Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, and Vanderbilt, and will travel to Georgia, Missouri, Tennessee, and Texas A&M.[1]

The Gamecocks will host three of its four non–conference games which are against Clemson from the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), Louisiana Tech from Conference USA and Wofford from the Southern Conference and travel to Charlotte, North Carolina for the Belk Kickoff against NC State from the ACC.

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 23:00 p.m.vs. NC State*ESPNW 35–2850,367
September 97:00 p.m.at MissouriESPN2W 31–1355,023
September 167:30 p.m.KentuckySECNL 13–2382,493
September 233:30 p.m.Louisiana Tech*
  • Williams-Brice Stadium
  • Columbia, SC
SECNW 17–1671,821
September 307:30 p.m.at Texas A&MSECNL 17–2496,430
October 74:00 p.m.Arkansas
  • Williams-Brice Stadium
  • Columbia, SC
SECNW 48–2279,416
October 1412:00 p.m.at TennesseeESPNW 15–998,104
October 284:00 p.m.Vanderbilt
  • Williams-Brice Stadium
  • Columbia, SC
SECNW 34–2778,992
November 43:30 p.m.at No. 2 GeorgiaCBSL 10–2492,746
November 1112:00 p.m.Florida
  • Williams-Brice Stadium
  • Columbia, SC
CBSW 28–2079,727
November 184:00 p.m.No. 7 (FCS) Wofford*
  • Williams-Brice Stadium
  • Columbia, SC
SECNW 31–1074,742
November 257:30 p.m.No. 4 Clemson*
  • Williams-Brice Stadium
  • Columbia, SC (rivalry)
ESPNL 10–3482,908
January 1, 201812:00 p.m.vs. Michigan*ESPN2W 26–1945,687
Schedule Source:[2]

RosterEdit

2017 South Carolina Gamecocks football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 1 Deebo Samuel   Jr
WR 3 K. C. Crosby   Jr
QB 4 Darius Douglas Fr
RB 5 Rico Dowdle So
WR 8 Randrecous Davis   Fr
QB 10 Jay Urich Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 4 Bryson Allen-Williams Sr
DL 5 Keir Thomas So
LB 6 T. J. Brunson So
DL 8 D. J. Wonnum So
DB 9 Keisean Nixon Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Roster

RankingsEdit

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 Final 
AP NR RV RV NR NR NR NR RV RV RV RV NR RV NR NR RV 
Coaches NR RV RV NR RV NR RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV 
CFP Not released NR NR NR 24 NR NR Not released

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Gamecock Football Schedule Announced" (Press release). University of South Carolina Department of Athletics. September 13, 2016. Retrieved January 4, 2017.
  2. ^ "2017 South Carolina Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved January 4, 2017.