Today, we start to look ahead to the game between the University of South Carolina Gamecocks and the Paladins of Furman University.
The Gamecocks come into the game with a 2-0 record on the year, while the Paladins have only played one game, a 45-15 win over Colgate University.
The Gamecocks are 26-20-1 all-time against the Paladins, with their last meeting ending in victory for Furman by a score of 28-23 in the 1982 game.
Prior to that loss, the Gamecocks won 11-straight meetings between the two schools dating back to Rex Enright’s fourth year as the Gamecocks head coach in 1949. In those 11 victories, South Carolina outscored Furman by a combined score of 320-75.
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Here is a look at the last five games played between the Gamecocks and Paladins. Included are: the date the game was played, the score of the game, where the game was played, and USC’s final record at the end of the year.
|Date||Score (USC-Furm)||Location||USC finished|
|Oct 16, 1982||23-28||Columbia, SC||4-7-0|
|Sep 9, 1978||45-10||Columbia, SC||5-5-1|
|Sep 26, 1959||30-0||Columbia, SC||6-4-0|
|Nov 8, 1958||32-7||Greenville, SC||7-3-0|
|Oct 12, 1957||58-13||Columbia, SC||5-5-0|
On Saturday, USC will look to avenge the heart-breaking loss it suffered at the hands of the Paladins in their last meeting, and add another win to what Gamecock fans hope will be a memorable year in Columbia.