Remembering the 1969 Gamecock Football Team – ACC Champs

As part of the Homecoming festivities this weekend, the 1969 Gamecock football team will be honored as this is the 40th anniversary of the team’s ACC Championship. The Gamecocks captured the league title with a perfect 6-0 mark, including a 27-13 win over Clemson in the regular season finale. The ’69 Gamecock squad finished the season with an overall record of 7-4. Led by captains Don Buckner and Pat Watson, coach Paul Dietzel’s team faced off against Jim Carlen’s West Virginia Mountaineers in the Peach Bowl, the Gamecocks second bowl appearance in history.

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