After finishing the 2017 season with an 8-4 record, South Carolina has earned an Outback Bowl appearance against Michigan.
“It’s a great reward for our players, our university, our staff and administration and our fan base,” coach Will Muschamp said, during a press conference on Sunday night.
“I know our fan base will travel extremely well. We’re a very appealing team to a lot of people because of our fan base, because of how we travel, and selling tickets is obviously a huge part of it. I know our people will travel extremely well.
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“It’s a great reward for our players, and a lot of hard work. Going down to Tampa for a week will be a great reward for them. (It’s) an opportunity to continue to show progress within our program. We’ve shown some tremendous progress. We’re an up-and-coming team. Seventy percent of our roster is freshmen and sophomores, so it’s an exciting time as a Gamecock.”
The Gamecocks (8-4, 5-3 SEC) will face a Wolverine team that finished 8-4 (5-4 Big Ten).
In this week’s SEC Country Power Poll, South Carolina remained in the No. 6 spot. All five of this season’s conference wins were agains teams that are lower in the weekly poll: Tennessee (14), Vanderbilt (13), Arkansas (12), Florida (11) and Missouri (8).
Your Week 14 Power Poll rankingsResults are below:
|1||Georgia (13 - 2)||260||20||3||1||1|
|2||Auburn (10 - 4)||232||0||1||2||3|
|3||Alabama (13 - 1)||228||0||2||2||3|
|4||LSU (9 - 4)||198||0||4||4||5|
|5||Mississippi State (9 - 4)||172||0||5||4||9|
|6||South Carolina (9 - 4)||150||0||6||5||12|
|7||Texas A&M (7 - 6)||137||0||7||5||10|
|8||Missouri (7 - 6)||121||0||8||5||10|
|9||Kentucky (7 - 6)||105||0||9||8||11|
|10||Ole Miss (6 - 6)||85||0||10||8||11|
|11||Florida (4 - 7)||62||0||11||6||13|
|12||Arkansas (4 - 8)||43||0||12||7||14|
|13||Vanderbilt (5 - 7)||23||0||13||12||14|
|14||Tennessee (4 - 8)||4||0||14||12||14|
This week's voters:
Alex Hickey (SEC Country)
Alex Martin Smith (SEC Country)
Andrew Astleford (SEC Country)
Ben Wolk (SEC Country)
Brandon Walker (SEC Country)
Christopher Walsh (SEC Country)
Eric Bolin (SEC Country)
Hale McGranahan (SEC Country)
Joe Mussatto (SEC Country)
Jordan Mcpherson (SEC Country)
Justin Ferguson (SEC Country)
Ken Bradley (SEC Country)
Marq Burnett (SEC Country)
Thomas Neumann (SEC Country)
Trent Shadid (SEC Country)
Zach Abolverdi (SEC Country)