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2002 South Carolina Gamecocks football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
2002 record5–7 (3–5 SEC)
Head coachLou Holtz
Home stadiumWilliams-Brice Stadium (c. 80,250, grass)
Seasons
← 2001
2003 →
2002 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#3 Georgia x   7 1         13 1  
Florida   6 2         8 5  
Tennessee   5 3         8 5  
Kentucky   3 5         7 5  
South Carolina   3 5         5 7  
Vanderbilt   0 8         2 10  
Western Division
#11 Alabama   6 2         10 3  
Arkansas xy   5 3         9 5  
#14 Auburn x   5 3         9 4  
LSU x   5 3         8 5  
Ole Miss   3 5         7 6  
Mississippi State   0 8         3 9  
Championship: Georgia 30, Arkansas 3
† – BCS representative as champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
  • Alabama had the best division record, but did not participate in postseason play due to NCAA probation.
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 2002 South Carolina Gamecocks football team represented the University of South Carolina in the Southeastern Conference during the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Gamecocks were led by Lou Holtz in his fourth season as USC head coach and played their home games in Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina. The Gamecocks did not finish the season bowl-eligible.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31* 7:00 PM New Mexico State #22 Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC W 34–24   83,717[1]
September 7* 7:45 PM at Virginia #22 Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA ESPN L 21–34   60,171[1]
September 14 3:30 PM #9 Georgia Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC CBS L 7–13   84,227[1]
September 21* 7:00 PM [[{{{school}}}|Temple]] Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC W 42–21   81,409[1]
September 28 7:00 PM at Vanderbilt Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN W 20–14   34,406[1]
October 5 1:00 PM Mississippi State Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC W 34–10   80,250[1]
October 12 6:30 PM at Kentucky Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY ESPN2 W 16–12   70,547[1]
October 19 7:45 PM at #14 LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA ESPN2 L 14–38   91,340[1]
November 2 3:30 PM #25 Tennessee Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC CBS L 10–18   83,918[1]
November 9 12:30 PM Arkansas Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC JPS L 0–23   79,307[1]
November 16 6:00 PM at #20 Florida Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL ESPN L 7–28   85,222[1]
November 23* 7:45 PM at Clemson Memorial StadiumClemson, SC (Battle of the Palmetto State) ESPN L 20–27   83,909[1]
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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