The Gamecocks improved to 8-0 for the first time since the 2015-2016 season.
Kingsley “JJ” Enagbare was named to the first-team unit as a defensive end. Tight end Jaheim Bell and cornerback Cam Smith earned spots on PFF’s All-SEC second team.
This is the team’s third trip in Mendoza’s four seasons as head coach, with the lone miss coming in last season’s modified 48-team tournament.
Carolina travels to Coastal Carolina for a Dec. 1 matchup at the beach. The contest is the Gamecocks’ first true road trip of the season.
Gwyn, Jones and the Gamecocks (6-5) will host Clemson (8-3) in the annual Palmetto Bowl on Saturday, Nov. 27.
The Gamecocks advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the fifth time in program history. They will travel to BYU for a match on either November 26 or 27 at a time to be determined
He has the Gamecocks ranked fifth in the nation in turnovers gained, 14th in pass defense, 41st in pass efficiency defense, 44th in total defense and 58th in scoring defense.
Carolina is coming off a 2021 season which saw the Gamecocks go 34-23 overall and 16-14 in the SEC.
Next up, South Carolina opens a three-game home stand beginning Thursday when UAB and head coach Andy Kennedy visit Colonial Life Arena.
Next up, South Carolina will face Western Kentucky on Sunday, Nov. 14, at 5 PM ET on ESPNU.