Is garnet-on-white the new trend for Gamecock uniforms?

By Rixon Lane

After a 24-point loss in the season opener, the Gamecocks appear to have shelved the all-garnet look.

The garnet-on-white uniforms, typically used for smaller school opponents, were on display in South Carolina's 38-35 win over Georgia. 

With the Gamecocks possibly making a change in their wardrobe, here's a look at other combinations we haven't seen in a while following a Gamecock loss.

White-on-white

Staff Photo by C.J. Driggers: Jadeveon Clowney and the Gamecocks fell to Georgia by a score of 41-37 in Athens.

Staff Photo by C.J. Driggers: Jadeveon Clowney and the Gamecocks fell to Georgia by a score of 41-37 in Athens.

Affectionately dubbed the "Stormtrooper" look, South Carolina donned the all-white uniforms for a road win over Clemson in 2012. In their next road game, a 2013 matchup against Georgia, the Gamecocks once again broke out the all-white threads. The Bulldogs won the game and the stormtrooper style hasn't seen the field since. 

 

Gray-on-gray

Staff Photo by Paul Collins: South Carolina dropped a 23-21 decision in Baton Rouge in 2012 against the Tigers.

Staff Photo by Paul Collins: South Carolina dropped a 23-21 decision in Baton Rouge in 2012 against the Tigers.

As part of their deal with the Wounded Warrior Project, the Gamecocks trotted out a gray-on-gray look with camo pants during their 2012 trip to LSU. South Carolina came up just short against the Tigers, losing 23-21 and suffering their first defeat of the season. This was the last time that the Gamecocks wore uniforms associated with Wounded Warrior. 

 

Black-on-white

Staff Photo by C.J. Driggers: The Gamecocks were forced to change jerseys before their 2011 meeting with Auburn.

Staff Photo by C.J. Driggers: The Gamecocks were forced to change jerseys before their 2011 meeting with Auburn.

South Carolina had a Wounded Warrior-themed look planned for its 2011 game against Auburn, but had to change after the numbers were deemed to difficult to read. As if that wasn't bad enough, the 10th-ranked Gamecocks were then upset by Auburn, marking the last time South Carolina wore anything other than garnet jerseys in Williams-Brice Stadium. 

 

White-on-black

Staff Photo by C.J. Driggers: The Gamecocks came back down to Earth in the black pants on the road versus Kentucky.

Staff Photo by C.J. Driggers: The Gamecocks came back down to Earth in the black pants on the road versus Kentucky.

A week after knocking off top-ranked Alabama, the Gamecocks suffered a black day in black britches against the Kentucky Wildcats. South Carolina jumped out to a 28-10 halftime lead, only to see the Wildcats come all the way back to a 31-28 lead. The Gamecocks haven't worn black pants since. 

 

Black-on-black

Staff Photo: South Carolina's all=black look couldn't sink top-ranked Florida in 2009.

Staff Photo: South Carolina's all=black look couldn't sink top-ranked Florida in 2009.

In South Carolina's first game in Wounded Warrior attire, the Gamecocks came close to knocking off the top-ranked Florida Gators. Wearing camouflage numbers and words like "Honor," "Duty," and "Country" on the back of their jerseys, South Carolina dropped a 24-14 decision to the Gators. The Gamecocks haven't worn black-on-black since the loss.