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1989 South Carolina Gamecocks football
ConferenceIndependent
1989 record6-4-1
Head coachSparky Woods
Home stadiumWilliams-Brice Stadium
Seasons
← 1988
1990 →

The 1989 South Carolina Gamecocks football team represented the University of South Carolina as an independent team in the 1989 NCAA Division I-A football season finishing with a 6-4-1 record. The Gamecocks were led by Sparky Woods in his first year as USC head coach following the death of former head coach Joe Morrison. Morrison died of a fatal heart attack in February 1989 following the Gamecocks 1988 season.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 Duke Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC W 27-21   74,232
September 9 Virginia Tech Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC T 17-17   71,842
September 16 at #12 West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV L 45-21   66,015
September 23 Georgia Tech Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC W 21-10   70,018
September 30 at #12 Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 24-20   80,961
October 7 East Carolina Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC W 47-14   65,600
October 21 Western Carolina Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC W 24-3   62,000
October 28 North Carolina State Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC L 20-10   74,248
November 4 at #6 Florida State Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL L 35-10   61,852
November 11 at North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC W 27-20   44,200
November 18 #15 Clemson Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC (Carolina-Clemson rivalry) ESPN L 45-0   74,509
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.

ReferencesEdit

Griffin, J. C. (1992). The first hundred years: A history of south carolina football. Atlanta, GA: Longstreet Press

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