36 Days: Countdown to Kick-Off

We are counting down the days to kick-off here in Gamecock Country.

The number 36 is on the mind of many Gamecock fans today. As we near crossing the month-threshold to football season, the image of Williams-Brice Stadium on game day becomes a little clearer.

And as we have been doing everyday and will continue to until kick-off, let’s take a look at the significance of the number 36 at South Carolina.


1936Record: 5-7, 2-5 Southern Conference
Coach: Don McCallister
Captain: Bob Johnson
vs. Erskine in Columbia W 38-0
vs. VMI at Lexington L 7-24
vs. Duke in Columbia L 0-21
vs. Florida in Columbia W 7-0
vs. Virginia Tech in Columbia W 14-0
vs. Clemson in Columbia L 0-19
vs. The Citadel @ Orangeburg W 9-0
vs.Villanova in Columbia L 0-14
vs. Furman @ Greenville L 6-23
vs. North Carolina in Columbia L 0-14
vs. Xavier @ Cincinnati L 13-21
vs. Miami (Fla.) @ Miami, Fla. W 6-3


1980 Heisman Trophy winner George Rogers rushed for 5,204 yards total in his career with the Gamecocks. In 1977, he rushed for 36 yards against Appalachian State to total out his first season with South Carolina at 623.


In 2006, Steve Spurrier led the Gamecocks to the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tenn. to take a 44-36 win over Houston. The Liberty Bowl still stands as the highest scoring bowl game for South Carolina.


The last time South Carolina had less than 50-yards rushing was 36 against Florida on October 20, 2012.


Also in 2012, Williams-Brice Stadium added a $6.5 million state-of-the-art video-board that sits above the north stands and measures 36’ x 124’.


GamecockPride.com will keep you updated as the countdown to kick-off continues.

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