1976 South Carolina Gamecocks Football Team
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1976 South Carolina Gamecocks Football Team
1976 South Carolina Gamecocks football
South Carolina Gamecocks logo.svg
ConferenceIndependent
1976 record6-5
Head coachJim Carlen (2nd season)
Home stadiumWilliams-Brice Stadium
(Capacity: 54,564)
Seasons
← 1975
1977 →
1976 NCAA Division I independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Pittsburgh         12 0 0
No. 17 Rutgers         11 0 0
San Diego State         10 1 0
No. 12 Notre Dame         9 3 0
Colgate         8 2 0
Boston College         8 3 0
Cincinnati         8 3 0
Memphis State         7 4 0
North Texas State         7 4 0*
Penn State         7 5 0
Villanova         6 4 1
South Carolina         6 5 0
Virginia Tech         6 5 0
Army         5 6 0
Florida State         5 6 0
Illinois State         5 6 0
Richmond         5 6 0
West Virginia         5 6 0
Georgia Tech         4 6 1
Temple         4 6 0
Air Force         4 7 0
Dayton         4 7 0
Louisville         4 7 0
Navy         4 7 0
Indiana State         3 7 0
Hawaii         3 8 0
Holy Cross         3 8 0
Miami (FL)         3 8 0
Syracuse         3 8 0
Utah State         3 8 0
Northeast Louisiana         2 9 0
Southern Miss         2 9 0
Tulane         2 9 0
  • North Texas State (originally 6-5-0) awarded a forfeit win after Mississippi State was found to be using an ineligible player.[1]
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1976 South Carolina Gamecocks football team represented the University of South Carolina as an independent team in the 1976 NCAA Division I football season. The Gamecocks finished the season 6-5 overall.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendanceSource
September 4Appalachian StateW 21-1044,536
September 11at Georgia TechABCW 27-1738,923
September 18Duke
  • Williams-Brice Stadium
  • Columbia, South Carolina
W 24-652,237
September 25at No. 7 GeorgiaL 12-2059,925
October 2at BaylorL 17-1834,500
October 9Virginia
  • Williams-Brice Stadium
  • Columbia, South Carolina
W 35-747,237
October 16No. 16 Ole Miss
  • Williams-Brice Stadium
  • Columbia, South Carolina
W 10-753,079
October 23No. 12 Notre DameNo. 19
  • Williams-Brice Stadium
  • Columbia, South Carolina
L 6-1356,721
October 30NC State
  • Williams-Brice Stadium
  • Columbia, South Carolina (rivalry)
W 27-750,703
November 13Wake Forest
  • Williams-Brice Stadium
  • Columbia, South Carolina
L 7-1049,779
November 20at ClemsonL 9-2854,129[2]

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Roster

Team players in the NFL

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Clarence Williams Running back 5 124 San Diego Chargers
Steve Courson Guard 5 125 Pittsburgh Steelers
Kevin Long Running back 7 195 New York Jets
Bill Currier Safety 9 232 Houston Oilers

References

  1. ^ https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/years/1976-standings.html
  2. ^ Frank Vehorn (November 21, 1976). "Tigers upset USC, 28-9". The Greenville News. p. 1E – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "1976 Football Schedule". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2017.



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