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A Holiday tour of the Greatest UofSuC ignominies

Just for fun, I thought I would chronicle some of the worst defeats ever by one of the worst football programs... well, ever.

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Combo pick 2020: LSU, Ole Miss, Mizzou, Kentucky

- USuCk starts the year going 2-2, only to lose their last 6 games for a 2-8 season

- the 41-18 drubbing by a heretofore 4-6 Kentucky team finishes the season with relish

- all 4 of these teams finish the year no better than 5-5 - a veritable SEC Murderer's Row

- the Coots' defense gives up an average of 42 ppg to these 4 teams, hitting 50+ twice

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11/21/2015 Citadel at Home, 22-23

- losing to an FCS team at Home gets Coaches fired... or, in this case, put back to OL Coaching

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10/19/2013 @Tennessee, 21-23

- 3rd straight team at USuCk to go 11-2 loses to 5-7 team

- it’s the Golden years for Coot football – they could have won the SEC East, but sadly not

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1/2/2010 Connecticut, 7-20

- PaPaJohns Bowl

- UConn's third straight 8-5 season - UConn has not had a winning season since

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11/29/2008 @Clemson, 14-31

- USuCk starts 7-3 only to lose its last three games to go 7-6 on the season

- Clemson was 6-5 and with a part-time coach; the rest is history

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10/20/2007 Vanderbilt at Home, 6-17

- USuCk start the season 6-1 before losing to Vandy at Home (who ended up 5-7 that year)

- USuCk would collapse to 6-6 by losing it’s last 5 games

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11/22/2003 Clemson at Home, 17-63

- after starting the year well, USuCk is 5-3 with losses against only teams who will win 10+ games; they then collapse, losing their last 4 to finish 5-7

- but they can salvage their season by winning their last game against Clemson to earn a Bowl invitation – they’ve got everything to play for…. apparently it wasn't enough

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9/30/2000 @Alabama, 17-27

- USuCk will finish 8-4 for the year, Alabama 3-8, believe it or not

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10/23/1999 Vanderbilt at Home, 10-11

- Vandy will finish 5-6 on the year

- This game basically ensures the 0-11 final record for the Coots

- It’s the Coots 18th straight loss, a streak that will reach 21

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Combo pick 1998 @Vandy and @Clemson, 14-17, 19-28

- Coots lose their last 10 in a row to finish 1-10

- Vandy will go 2-9 for the year, Clemson 3-8

- Coots' only win was against 1-10 Ball State

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Combo pick 1996, 97, 98 & 99 Mississippi State

- yes, somehow the Coots lost to Miss State four freakin’ years in a row

- they also lost to the Cow Bells in 1993 & 94 for a 6 out of 7 losing streak

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10/20/1990 Citadel at Home, 35-38

- 2015 was not the first time the Coots lost to The Citadel

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10/15/1988 @Georgia Tech, 0-34

- the Coots start the season 6-0, only to get steamrolled in Atlanta

- Tech will finish the year 3-8

- Two weeks later in a Nationally televised home game from Cootlumbia, the Coots will lose to FSU 59-0; as the TV crew documents repeatedly, by halftime the stadium is literally empty

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11/17/1984 @Navy, 21-38

- after starting the year 9-0 and rising to #2 Nationally, USuCk will lose to Navy

- Navy finishes 4-6-1 on the season

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11/7/1981 Pacific at Home, 21-23

- another reason 1981 was a great Tiger year!

- Pacific ends up 5-6 on the season

- 3 weeks later the Coots lose to Hawaii

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11/22/1980 @Clemson, 6-27

- USuCk is 8-2, Clemson 5-5; USuCk also has the Heisman Winner

- George Rogers never scores against Clemson

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Combo pick 1977: Duke, UGA, Mississippi, Hawaii

- USuCk celebrates its 6th year of Independent status by losing to four separate teams who will finish the year with losing records (all 5-6)

- Overall, the Coots go 1-4 against ACC teams

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11/8/1975 Appalachian State at Home, 34-39

- yet another non-Division 1 loss

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Combo pick 1966: Memphis, Wake Forest, Maryland

- Coots finish 1-9 for the year, losing their last 6

- Of the 3 teams above, only Memphis had a winning record

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Combo pick 1963: Tulane, Wake Forest {my favorite}

- Coots go 1-8-1 with their only win against 3-7 Maryland

- Somehow the Coots lose to 2 teams who will not win another game that year; that’s right, Tulane and Wake Forest go 0-17-1 against everyone else

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11/3/1950 Marquette at Home, 13-13

- to be fair this is a tie, but Good Lawd, Marquette in football?

- Marquette will disband its football team only ten years later in 1960

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9/30/1949 Furman at Home, 7-14

- to be fair, Furman was in the Southern Conference too at one point

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9/30/1944 Georgia Pre-Flight at Home, 14-20

- boy those Non-Div 1 WWII teams could be tough apparently

- the Coots later tie Charleston Coast Guard 6-6 that year – almost like a win!

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10/2/1943 @Fort Benning (non Div 1) 7-13

- who?

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