South Carolina will face Miami in the Duck Commander Independence Bowl.
The game is played at 4 p.m. Dec. 27 in Independence Stadium (48,961) in Shreveport, La. ABC will televise the bowl.
South Carolina is 5-8-2 against Miami all-time. Their last meeting was 1987.
South Carolina played Missouri (then as a Big 12 member) in the Independence Bowl after Steve Spurrier’s first season in 2005. The game has not had a qualifying SEC team since Georgia in 2009.
This will be the Gamecocks’ 20th bowl appearance in school history.
South Carolina heads into the contest with an overall record of 6-6, including a 3-5 mark in the Southeastern Conference. Miami posted a 6-6 overall mark as well, including a 3-5 record in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
This is the 16th time the Gamecocks and Hurricanes have met on the gridiron, but the first since 1987 and just the third since 1960. Miami leads the all-time series, 8-5-2, and has won each of the last six meetings between the two schools. South Carolina’s last win over the Hurricanes came by an 8-0 score in 1947.
The Gamecocks are bowl-eligible for the 11th-consecutive year and for each of the 10 seasons under Spurrier. This will mark the Gamecocks’ seventh-consecutive bowl appearance, extending their school record. South Carolina is 7-12 in bowl appearances all-time, but has won seven of its last 11 bowl games.
Spurrier is 4-4 in bowl games at South Carolina, including wins in each of the last three bowl games (2012 Capital One Bowl against Nebraska, 2013 Outback Bowl versus Michigan and 2014 Capital One Bowl against Wisconsin).
The Gamecocks are scheduled to begin their bowl practices on Tuesday, Dec. 16.
The South Carolina Athletics Ticket Office is currently accepting bowl ticket requests from Gamecock Club members and University faculty and staff for the 2014 football postseason. Tickets are priced at $45 and $50. The deadline to request tickets under Gamecock Club priority is Wednesday, December 10, at 8 p.m. Student requests will also be taken beginning Monday morning.
Ticket requests may be submitted by signing in to Account Manager or by calling the ticket office at 800.4SC.FANS (372.4267). In addition to normal operating hours (weekdays from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.), ticket office phone lines are open until 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday as well as 8 p.m. on Wednesday.
Tickets requested by the deadline will be assigned based on Gamecock Club priority points for members and by years of service for faculty and staff. Any tickets requested after the deadline will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets may go on sale to the public at a later date depending on availability.
SEC bowl selections
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF BOWLS
Allstate Sugar Bowl (New Orleans) – Alabama vs. Ohio State – Jan. 1 – 8:30 pm ET – ESPN
Capital One Orange Bowl (Miami) – Miss. State vs. Georgia Tech – Dec. 31 – 8 pm ET - ESPN
Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (Atlanta) – Ole Miss vs. TCU – Dec. 31 – 12:30 pm ET - ESPN
Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl (Orlando) – Missouri vs. Minnesota – Jan. 1 – 1 pm ET – ABC
Pool of Six Bowls:
Belk Bowl (Charlotte) – Georgia vs. Louisville – Dec. 30 – 6:30 pm ET – ESPN
Outback Bowl (Tampa) – Auburn vs. Wisconsin – Jan. 1 – Noon ET – ESPN2
TaxSlayer Bowl (Jacksonville) – Tennessee vs. Iowa – Jan. 2 – 3:20 pm ET – ESPN
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl (Nashville) – LSU vs. Notre Dame – Dec. 30 – 3 pm ET – ESPN
AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl (Houston) – Arkansas vs. Texas – Dec. 29 – 9 pm ET – ESPN
AutoZone Liberty Bowl (Memphis) – Texas A&M vs. West Virginia – Dec. 29 – 2 pm ET – ESPN
Additional SEC-Affiliated Bowls:
Birmingham Bowl (Birmingham) – Florida vs. East Carolina – Jan. 3 – 1 pm ET – ESPN/ESPN2
Independence Bowl (Shreveport) – South Carolina vs. Miami – Dec. 27 – 3:30 pm ET - ABC