COLUMBIA, S.C. — When South Carolina was 2-4, Will Muschamp still preached making a bowl game to his team.
That hasn’t stopped, but now it is a more realistic goal after Saturday’s 24-21 win against Tennessee.
The Gamecocks now are 4-4 and riding a two-game winning streak into their game against Missouri on Saturday (4 p.m. ET, SEC Network). And they are appearing in more bowl projections around the country Monday.
- CBS Sports has the Gamecocks playing in the Texas Bowl against Oklahoma State on Dec. 28 in Houston
- Sporting News predicts South Carolina will play in the Belk Bowl against Wake Forest in Charlotte on Dec. 29.
- SBNation put the Gamecocks in Nashville to face Indiana in the Music City Bowl on Dec. 30.
- College Football News projects South Carolina will face Wake Forest in the Independence Bowl on Dec. 26 in Shreveport, La.
They have four games remaining, needing two wins for bowl eligibility. Should South Carolina beat Missouri on Saturday, the Gamecocks will need one win in their final three games: at Florida, vs. Western Carolina and at Clemson.