The University of South Carolina started the 2012 football season with a score of 10. Gamecocks started to set a record for the 11th winning season in 2011. Gamecocks ranked ninth in the pre-season surveys, winning the season by beating rival Southandern Conference. Marcus Latemore of South Carolina scored two running ground spaces and rushed 110 yards to lead the Gimmecox team to a victory over Commodores in Nashville 17-13. This was the 13th year in a row that South Carolina won the opening season.
Gamecocks will host East Carolina in the home opener on September 8. It will be the first of three home games in Colombia. East Carolina, an opponent from outside the conference, will win a decisive 35-13 win over Appalachian in the opening game of the season. South Carolina will play a game other than conferences on September 15 against the University of Alabama Birmingham. The Gamecocks are also at home on September 22 in their first conference match against Missouri. The Tigers is one of two new SEC schools in 2012. This game coincides with Parents Weekend.
The fifth week of the season will find Gamecocks games in Kentucky on September 29 in Lexington. The Wildcats are another SEC competitor. South Carolina will face No. 7 Bulldog Georgia in Colombia on October 6. Gemcox beat Georgia 45-42 last season in one of only two defeats in the regular season of the Bulldogs. Weeks 7 and 8 SEC games will be tough for South Carolina. Gamecocks is scheduled to play LSU on October 13 and Florida on October 20. Preseason LSU polls ranked third and Florida ranked 24th. South Carolina will host its rival Tennessee for conferences on October 27. last year. South Carolina is idle on November 3.
Homecoming is scheduled for November 10 against Arkansas. The annual repatriation parade will take place on Friday, November 9, at 3 pm. Homecoming events will include spiritual activities and alumni reunification. The last game at home will be November 17th versus Word College. The last game of the regular season will be scheduled for November 24 in Clemson.
The Williams-Brice Stadium, with over 80,000 fans, is located at 1125 George Rogers Blvd. The new Gamecocks parking facility will be located at 1001 Bluff Rd. , Available for 2012 games. Overflow of parking spaces is available at Capital City Stadium Parking Garage at 301 S. Assembly St. Tickets for individual games range from $ 30 for Wofford to $ 70 for Georgia.