This week, South Carolina will have the chance to clinch a bowl spot, a bar that looked like a bit of a challenge to reach at year’s start. If they handle Western Carolina, a 2-8 FCS team, they’ll be at six wins, doubling last season’s victory total.
The Gamecocks are 5-5, with the aforementioned Western Carolina and Clemson games to go. South Carolina appeared in bowl projections from SBNation, College Football News, CampusInsiders.com and CBS.
▪ SBNation had USC facing Wake Forest in the Belk Bowl on Dec. 29 in Charlotte.
▪ CBS put the Gamecocks in the Texas Bowl against TCU on Dec. 28 in Houston.
▪ College Football News projected South Carolina playing UCLA in the Birmingham Bowl on Dec. 29.
▪ CampusInsiders.com also has USC in Birmingham, but against Houston.