Breaking down and analyzing the 2021 South Carolina Gamecocks football schedule with the best and worst case scenarios.
2021 South Carolina Football Schedule
Sept. 4 Eastern Illinois
Sept. 11 at East Carolina
Sept. 18 at Georgia
Sept. 25 Kentucky
Oct. 2 Troy
Oct. 9 at Tennessee
Oct. 16 Vanderbilt
Oct. 23 at Texas A&M
Oct. 30 OPEN DATE
Nov. 6 Florida
Nov. 13 at Missouri
Nov. 20 Auburn
Nov. 27 Clemson
Dec. 4 SEC Championship (in Atlanta)
Games vs. The West: Auburn, at Texas A&M
Missed Teams From The West: Alabama, Arkansas, LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss
South Carolina Gamecocks Football Schedule Analysis: As long as there isn’t a big mistake against East Carolina on the road, the Gamecocks should get off to a decent start Eastern Illinois to kick things off. Getting Auburn and Texas A&M from the West isn’t great, but there’s no Alabama and no LSU.
The finishing kick is a bear – including that Auburn game, but three of the last four are at home with Florida and Clemson having to come to Columbia. Getting bowl eligible before the middle of October might be a must.
Best Case Scenario: 8-4. It’s going to take a whole lot of work to get to eight wins, but it’s possible with a great start. There’s a win over Tennessee on the road and a victory over Kentucky on the way to a 6-1 start, and then comes the rough second half. The Gamecocks pull off an upset win over Missouri on the road and shock a team like Auburn at home.
Worst Case Scenario: 4-8. South Carolina whiffs on just about everything. It beats the teams it’s supposed to early on, but it loses to Georgia, drops the date with Tennessee, and is a disaster after beating Vanderbilt with five straight losses to close things out.