South Carolina Gamecocks Football Countdown: 78 Days


Our countdown to the 2014 college football season continues as just 78 days separate us from kickoff between the South Carolina Gamecocks and Texas A&M Aggies at Williams-Brice Stadium on August 28.

Who Wears #78?
That would be Cody Gibson, listed on the roster as a backup right offensive tackle. At 6’7″ and 288 pounds, this redshirt senior enters the 2014 season with 27 games experience, among those 6 as a starter.
Last year, Gibson sprained his right knee in fall camp, but after a few missed games to heal, he was able to play in the last ten games of the season. He underwent minor knee surgery this spring causing him to miss most of the spring practices, but by all accounts he seems to be back in playing form and looking forward to the 2014 season.

Gamecocks football in 1978
Record: 5-5-1
Head Coach: Jim Carlen in his 4th season
Conference: Independent
Big wins: Georgia

The one tied game of the season was against Kentucky, who was ranked 17th at the time, with a score of 14-14. The Gamecocks won five games in the 1978 season against Furman, Georgia (ranked 19th), Ohio, Ole Miss, and Wake Forest. In the Carolina-Clemson game that year, they lost 41-23.

Also in 1978:
Ben & Jerry opened their 1st ice cream parlor.
A 30-second Super Bowl ad cost $162,000.
The number one song was “Shadow Dancing” by Andy Gibb.
Grease was the number one movie.