SOUTH CAROLINA Off – *10/4 Def – 6/2 43 Lettermen
TEAM THEME: COCKED AND LOADED
When SC faced USF in the Birmingham Bowl last season, 76 of the 113-man bowl roster (67.3%) was comprised of either freshmen (52) or sophomores (24) – compared to just 18 juniors and 19 seniors. By season’s end, 13 true freshmen saw game action in 2016, matching Maryland, Ole Miss and Texas for the most true freshmen starters in the country. In fact, the Gamecocks were the only squad in the nation to have freshmen lead the team in rushing and passing yards. Second-year head coach Will Muschamp is thrilled to welcome back the youngsters, but the Gamecocks will face a brutal schedule with 11 bowl teams from 2016. Yuk.
STAT YOU WILL LIKE: The Gamecocks were 0-7 SU against ranked opponents
until they defeated Tennessee last season.
PLAY AGAINST: at Missouri (9/9)
This season we present a Power Play Preview on each team from a Power 5 conference. These plays are extracted from the 2017 Playbook Football Preview Guide magazine.
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