Nov 23, 2013; Columbia, SC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks quarterback Dylan Thompson (17) celebrates his touchdown with offensive tackle Mason Zandi (74) and wide receiver Kwinton Smith (82) against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers in the second half at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY

South Carolina Gamecocks Football Countdown: 74 Days

Our countdown to the 2014 college football season continues as just 74 days separate us from kickoff between the South Carolina Gamecocks and Texas A&M Aggies at Williams-Brice Stadium on August 28.

Who Wears #74: Mason Zandi
This South Carolina native is (literally) one of the biggest players on the team, checking in this season at 6’9″ and 303 lbs. In 2013, he played in every game, with his only career start being in the tight end position against Vanderbilt. This season he is listed behind Corey Robinson on the depth chart at left OT.

Gamecock Football in 1974
Record: 4-7
Conference: Independent
Coach: Paul Dietzel in his final season
In a dismal season, the Gamecocks only won games against Ole Miss, North Carolina, Appalachian State, and Wake Forest, finishing their season with a 39-21 loss to Clemson. After falling to Duke in week two, Dietzel announced that he would resign at the end of the year.

Also in 1974:
The Post-It note was invented by Arthur Fry.
Barbara Streisand had the #1 song of the year with “The Way We Were”.
The #1 movie was The Godfather: Part II.

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