Scouting South Carolina: you may not know...

Gamecocks have set record for SEC, senior class victories

South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier, calls in a play, during the second half of a NCAA college football game, at Williams-Brice Stadium, in Columbia, S.C., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Brett Flashnick)

South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier, calls in a play, during the second half of a NCAA college football game, at Williams-Brice Stadium, in Columbia, S.C., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Brett Flashnick)

Scouting South Carolina: you may not know…

South Carolina has won six SEC games for the first time ever.

Now in his seventh season, Steve Spurrier ranks second in school history in coaching victories with 53.

USC’s senior class has already set a record with its 32 victories.

Steve Spurrier has a perfect 44-0 career record against teams from outside of BCS automatic qualifying conferences, including an 18-0 mark at USC.

The Gamecocks have swept the SEC East’s traditional ‘big three’ – Florida, Georgia and Tennessee – in back-to-back seasons.

USC surrendered the first points in each of its first 10 games this season.

The Gamecocks have three fourth-quarter, come-from-behind wins this year.

USC is 17-3 at Williams-Brice Stadium in the last three seasons.

Twenty USC players have made their first career starts this fall.

The Gamecocks have signed the last three players to be named Mr. Football in the state of South Carolina: Stephon Gilmore in 2009, Marcus Lattimore in 2010 and Jadeveon Clowney in 2011.

Under Steve Spurrier, USC is 10-20 against ranked opponents.

Clemson leads the all-time series 65-39-4, including a 49-30-3 edge in games played in Columbia.

Dabo Swinney is 1-2 against USC, while Steve Spurrier is 4-5 against Clemson.

USC will be going for a three-game series winning streak for the first time since 1968-1970.

Between 1997 and 2008, Clemson won 10 of 12 games against the Gamecocks.

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