2001 Gamecock Flashback

This blog post and the accompanying audio were originally posted prior to the 2013 season.

The 2001 Gamecock football season featured a lot of great memories sandwiched around America’s greatest tragedy. After opening the season with two victories, including a second straight win over Georgia, the season was interrupted by the terror attacks of September 11, 2001.

USC and Mississippi State were the first sporting event, and the first real “event” after 9/11, so there were a lot of eyes on that Carolina victory. After that win, the Gamecocks had a thrilling victory over Alabama, and ran their record to 5-0 before crashing to the ground in a 10-7 loss at Arkansas.

Predictable losses to Tennessee and Florida preceded a win over Clemson which broke a four-game losing streak to the Tigers. And the season ended on a real high note with a cakewalk that turned into a last-second victory over Ohio State in the Outback Bowl (again).

Click here or click the graphic to listen to how the season unfolded, and enjoy!

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