2005 South Carolina Gamecocks football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
2005 record7–5 (5–3 SEC)
Head coachSteve Spurrier
Defensive coordinatorTyrone Nix
Home stadiumWilliams-Brice Stadium (c. 80,250, grass)
Seasons
← 2004
2006 →
2005 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#10 Georgia x   6 2         10 3  
South Carolina   5 3         7 5  
#12 Florida   5 3         9 3  
Vanderbilt   3 5         5 6  
Tennessee   3 5         5 6  
Kentucky   2 6         3 8  
Western Division
#5 LSU xy   7 1         11 2  
#14 Auburn x   7 1         9 3  
#8 Alabama   6 2         10 2  
Arkansas   2 6         4 7  
Mississippi State   1 7         3 8  
Ole Miss   1 7         3 8  
Championship: Georgia 34, LSU 14
† – BCS representative as champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
  • Alabama had all victories vacated by the NCAA in 2010. As such, the official record for Alabama is 0–2 (0–2).
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 2005 South Carolina Gamecocks football team represented the University of South Carolina in the Southeastern Conference during the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Gamecocks were led by Steve Spurrier in his first season as USC head coach and played their home games in Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina.

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The September 1 game versus UCF played host to ESPN's College Gameday, the second year in a row that South Carolina had hosted the program. During the show, ESPN personality Lee Corso made disparaging remarks about the viability of the South Carolina football program which were met with derision by the Columbia crowd. In the 2005 season, the Gamecocks defeated Tennessee and Florida, two of the three teams Corso stated they could never beat.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1* 7:30 pm UCF Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC ESPN W 24–15   82,753[1]
September 10 5:30 pm at #9 Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA ESPN L 15–17   92,476[1]
September 17 3:30 pm #24 Alabama Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC CBS L 14–37   82,968[1]
September 24* 8:00 pm Troy Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC ESPNGP W 45–20   79,125[1]
October 1 7:00 pm at #24 Auburn Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL ESPN2 L 7–48   87,451[1]
October 8† 1:00 pm Kentucky Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC ESPNGP W 44–16   71,009[1]
October 22 3:30 pm Vanderbilt Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC ESPNGP W 35–28   76,427[1]
October 29 8:00 pm at #25 Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN ESPN2 W 16–15   107,716[1]
November 5 12:30 pm at Arkansas Donald W. Reynolds Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR JPS W 14–10   65,837[1]
November 12 12:30 pm #12 Florida Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC JPS W 30–22   83,421[1]
November 19* 7:00 pm Clemson #19 Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC (Battle of the Palmetto State) ESPNGP L 9–13   83,368[1]
December 30* 3:30 pm vs. Missouri Independence StadiumShreveport, LA (Independence Bowl) ESPN L 31–38   41,332[1]
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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