South Carolina agrees to home-and-home series with another ACC school
A second ACC team is coming to South Carolina’s schedule in 2026 and 2027, the school announced.
The Hurricanes will visit Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia on Sept. 5, 2026, while the Gamecocks will make the return trip to Hard Rock Stadium in Miami for a contest on Sept. 11, 2027.
“We are excited about adding Miami as an opponent in 2026 and 2027,” South Carolina Athletics Director Ray Tanner said in a statement. “Coach (Will) Muschamp and I believe that our fans want to see great matchups with programs that are typically not on our schedule. I am hopeful that we will be able to announce additional opponents like Miami in the future.”
Clemson is the only other non-conference game already scheduled in 2026, but the Gamecocks in 2027 have a game scheduled with App State.
The teams have met on the gridiron 16 times previously, but just once since 1987, in a game coached by Jimmy Johnson and Joe Morrison, and just 3 times since 1960. Miami leads the series 8-6-2, as the teams have split 2 games in Columbia, and the Hurricanes posting a 7-4-2 mark when the game has been played in Miami. South Carolina won the only neutral site game.
The last time the teams met was a 24-21 Gamecock win in Shreveport, La., in the 2014 Duck Commander Independence Bowl. In that game, Dylan Thompson completed 22-of-34 passes for 284 yards, while WR Pharoh Cooper made 9 catches for 170 yards, including a 78-yard touchdown as he took home offensive MVP honors.
LB Skai Moore recorded 11 tackles to earn defensive MVP honors for the Gamecocks.