South Carolina Gamecocks Host College Gameday For the Seventh Time: A Look Back At First Six

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September 1, 2005: South Carolina 24, Central Florida 15

Current Houston Texans corner Johnathan Joseph (24) was part of the South Carolina team that hosted

College Gameday

‘s season premiere in 2005. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

In Steve Spurrier’s return to college football, a game against a UCF team that went 0-11 was supposed to be a piece of cake, right? Think again. The Gamecocks did lead 17-3 at the break, but the Golden Knights hung around and cut it to 24-13 with a chance to make it 24-20 with a touchdown–but Central Florida’s Kevin Smith was stopped at the two yard line with four and a half minutes left to seal the South Carolina victory.