South Carolina's full 2015 football schedule was released on Tuesday evening along with all Southeastern Conference schools.
With 13 playing weekends, the 2015 schedule includes one open date for each team and conference contests scheduled each week beginning Sept. 12.
Each SEC team will play eight conference football games to include six games against division opponents and two games against non-division opponents. One of the non-division opponents will be a permanent annual opponent and the other non-division opponent will rotate each year.
USC's schedule includes seven home games, four road contests and one game at a neutral site.
The Gamecocks open on a Thursday night (Sept. 3) against North Carolina in Charlotte at Bank of America Stadium. The Tar Heels lead the all-time series between the two bordering state’s flagship universities by a 34-18-4 count, but South Carolina has won the last two and five of the last six meetings between the two schools.
USC opens conference play Sept. 12 at home against Kentucky before traveling to Georgia on Sept. 19.
LSU comes to Williams-Brice Stadium on Oct. 10, the Tigers' first time in Columbia since 2008. LSU has won each of the last five meetings and owns a commanding 17-2-1 lead in the all-time series. South Carolina’s only win over LSU since 1930 came in the 1994 season.
The Gamecocks travel for the first time to College Station, Texas, for a Halloween matchup with Texas A&M. USC has back-to-back road SEC games, facing the Aggies and then traveling to Tennessee on Nov. 7.
2015 USC schedule
Sept. 3 ... (in Charlotte) vs. UNC
Sept. 12 ... vs. Kentucky
Sept. 19 ... at Georgia
Sept. 26 ... vs. UCF
Oct. 3 ... at Missouri
Oct. 10 ... vs. LSU
Oct. 17 ... vs. Vanderbilt
Oct. 24 ... OPEN
Oct. 31 ... at Texas A&M
Nov. 7 ... at Tennessee
Nov. 14 ... vs. Florida
Nov. 21 ... vs. The Citadel
Nov. 28 ... vs. Clemson