Today, it was announced that the University of South Carolina Gamecocks won a spot in the Birmingham Bowl for 2016. They will face off against the South Florida Bulls. The match which will be nationally televised will occur on December 19th. It airs on ESPN.
Head coach Will Muschamp said his team is excited about the news. He feels it is a chance for the whole team to play together while giving their best. It is also another chance to make improvements that will benefit the team in the new year. He looks forward to battling it out against the opposing team on Legion Field. Legion Field is the place where the first two SEC Championship games were held long ago.
The Gamecocks achieved victory in four of the last six games. The team has a 6-6 record for the year, and it is at 3-5 in the Southeastern Conference. Their opponents the South Florida Bulls have a record of 10-2 for the season. This will only be the second time the two teams play against each other, and this is the 21st time the Gamecocks appear in a bowl game since the team was established. They have won the last four of their appearances in bowl games.
Athletics Director Ray Tanner also voice his enthusiasm about the team participating in the upcoming match. He believes it is a testament to the skill and leadership of Coach Muschamp. You can get more news about the Gamecocks appearing in the Birmingham Bowl here.