This blog post and the accompanying audio were originally posted prior to the 2013 season.
The 2008 Gamecocks had a more than respectable 7-3 record after their first ten games, with the three losses coming by a combined total of 21 points. They then proceeded to lose their final three contests by a total of 88 points. That’s EIGHTY-EIGHT humiliating points:
- By 50 to eventual National Champion Florida (like saying “eventual National Champion” makes us feel any better.)
- By 17 to hated rival Clemson, a second straight loss to them, this one while they’re being coached by a grown man named “Dabo”. Thank goodness that hasn’t happened again (until 2014).
- By 21 to Iowa in the Outback Bowl, a game in which we never should have been, and by a final score that wasn’t nearly as close as it sounds. As if a 21-point loss could sound close.
There was more to the season than those three games, and Buck covers them all in the 2008 Gamecock Flashback.
Click here or click the graphic to listen, and enjoy!