Game times and networks have now been set for the first three South Carolina football games in 2018.
The Gamecocks will open their season at noon on Saturday, Sept. 1 when Coastal Carolina visits Williams-Brice Stadium. That game will be televised on the SEC Network. South Carolina won the only previous meeting in 2013, 70-10.
As announced on Wednesday, South Carolina’s SEC opener against Georgia is set for a 3:30 pm Saturday, Sept. 8. CBS will provide television coverage of that game.
The Gamecocks will play under the lights against Marshall in Week 3. Kickoff for the Saturday, Sept. 15 showdown at Williams-Brice Stadium is set for 7:30 p.m. It will be played on ESPNU. In the only meeting between the two programs, Thundering Herd beat the Gamecocks in 1998, 24-21.
South Carolina is coming off of a 9-4 season that included a 5-3 SEC record and an Outback Bowl victory over Michigan. The Gamecocks return 16 starters and 53 lettermen from last season’s team, which was one of just three FBS teams to increase its win total by multiple games for the second-straight season.