The University of South Carolina has begun its top ten in the 2012 football season. Gamecocks won a record 11 seasons in 2011. In the pre-season poll, Gamecocks ranked 9th, winning the game against Southeastern rival Vanderbilt, kicking off the season. South Carolina guard Marcus Lattimore scored twice and rushed 110 yards to lead Gamecocks to beat Nashville's Commodores 17-13. This is the 13th consecutive year that South Carolina has won the first game of the season.
Gamecocks will host the East Carolina game in their home opener on September 8. This will be the first of three Colombian games in Colombia. East Carolina, the opponent who did not participate in the conference, defeated Appalachian State with a decisive victory of 35 to 13 in this season's opener. South Carolina will hold another non-conference match with the University of Birmingham, Alabama on September 15. Gamecocks was also at home in the first game against Missouri on September 22. The Tigers are one of two new member schools added to the SEC in 2012. The game is held concurrently with the "Parent Weekend".
The fifth week of the season will be held in the Kentucky game in Lexington on September 29. Wildcats is another competitor of the SEC. South Carolina will face the seventh-ranked Georgia Bulldog on October 6. Last season, the Bulls eliminated Georgia from a 45-42 lead, one of the only two regular season losses for the Bulldogs. For South Carolina, Weeks 7 and 8 will be a tough away game for the SEC. The Gamecocks are scheduled to be held at Florida State University [LSU] on October 13 and in Florida on October 20. The pre-season poll ranked LSU in third place, Florida in #24. South Carolina will host the meeting in Tennessee on October 27. These Gamecocks were ranked last year on Vols 14-3. South Carolina was idle on November 3.
It is scheduled to return to Arkansas on November 10th. The annual return procession will take place on November 9th [Friday] at 3pm. Other home-based activities will include spiritual activities and alumni gatherings. The last home game will be played against Walford College on November 17. The last regular season game is scheduled to be held in Clemson on November 24th.
The Williams-Brice Stadium is located at 1125 George Rogers Avenue and can accommodate more than 80,000 fans. Located at 1001 Bluff Rd. The new Gamecocks parking facility will be available for the 2012 Olympics. The Capital Stadium Stadium parking lot can be parked at 301 S.Overflow and visitor parking. Assembly St. ticket prices range from $30 for Wofford games to $70 for Georgia games.