South Carolina Gamecocks Football: 2015 Season Preview and Prediction

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Nov 15, 2014; Gainesville, FL, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier and co-offensive coordinator Steve Spurrier Jr. react against the Florida Gators during the second half at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. South Carolina Gamecocks defeated the Florida Gators 23-20 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Final Thoughts and Prediction

Gamecock fans all want to know: Are we back to an 11-win season?

Looking at South Carolina’s 2015 schedule, it seems that the Gamecocks actually lucked out a bit. No Auburn and no Arkansas; both of those teams could have spelled trouble if USC had to play them. As of now, the toughest games for South Carolina are at home against LSU during Week 6, and then at Tennessee in week ten.

The biggest inner-division game will be nice and early in Georgia during week three, and could set the tone for the rest of USC’s season. Spurrier will need to start the quarterback he has the most confidence in, because Georgia’s defense will be ready and will be coming.

But then again, the same advice could be said to Mark Richt so it doesn’t really feel like either team has the upper hand. If anything, I’d pick USC to win because they have what’s historically been Georgia’s kryptonite: Spurrier himself.

So to answer our question from the beginning, the Gamecocks could very well be looking at another 11-win season because of an easier schedule and a better defense. Spurrier never stays down for long, and that’s why we love him.

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