South Carolina’s football team wasn’t supposed to return to Oxford, Mississippi until after 2025 at the earliest. Instead, the Gamecocks are headed to visit Ole Miss next week.
And they’ll be set for a night game game.
The SEC announced the Rebels and Gamecocks will face off at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 on SEC Network. They last met in 2018 at noon in Oxford, a game USC took 48-44 in dramatic fashion.
The Gamecocks (2-3) first have a home night game this week against Texas A&M.
South Carolina and Ole Miss (1-4) have faced off 16 times, seven as SEC foes, splitting the meetings. The Gamecocks have won the past three, including the famed birth-of-Sandstorm upset in 2009, after the Rebels had won five in a row, including the first four meetings in SEC play.
Ole Miss is 2-4 and coming off a 54-21 win against Vanderbilt in Year 1 with Lane Kiffin. His team plays are one of the fastest paces in the country and fits that archetype with an offense that’s one of the more productive in the country and a defense that has had its share of issues.
The Gamecocks haven’t faced a Kiffin team since 2009, when his Tennessee squad upset a ranked USC squad led by Stephen Garcia, Moe Brown and Alshon Jeffery.
SEC TV schedule for Nov. 14
Georgia at Missouri, Noon on ESPN
Vanderbilt at Kentucky, Noon on SEC Network
Texas A&M at Tennessee, 3:30 p.m. on ESPN
Auburn at Miss State, 4 p.m. on SEC Network
Alabama at LSU, 6 p.m. on CBS
South Carolina at Ole Miss, 7:30 p.m., SEC Network
Arkansas at Florida, 7p.m. on ESPN
USC 2020 schedule
Sept. 26: Tennessee 31, South Carolina 27
Oct. 3: Florida 38, South Carolina 24
Oct. 10: South Carolina 41, Vanderbilt 7
Oct. 17: South Carolina 30, Auburn 11
Oct. 24: LSU 52, South Carolina 24
Oct. 31: OPEN
Nov. 7: home vs. Texas A&M, 7 p.m., ESPN
Nov. 14: at Ole Miss, 7:30 p.m., SEC Network
Nov. 21: home vs. Missouri
Nov. 28: home vs. Georgia
Dec. 5: at Kentucky