Black Magic is back.
As a special tribute to South Carolina’s famed 1984 team that finished 10-2, was at one time ranked No. 2 in the nation and famously beat Florida State and Clemson, the 2019 Gamecocks will wear ’84-style replica jerseys in one game this season.
South Carolina Athletics unveiled the tribute in a Twitter post on Tuesday afternoon. The video features several nods to ’84, including a Gamecock fan walking down Main St. blasting AC/DC’s “Back In Black” on a boombox.
It also features a player wearing Tavien Feaster and Jaylin Dickerson’s No. 4 jersey.
Led by head coach Joe Morrison, the 1984 Gamecocks became the first team in school history to win 10 games. The Gamecocks finished No. 11 in the final AP Poll. Along the way, they beat Georgia, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame, Florida State and Clemson to earn an appearance in the Gator Bowl against Oklahoma State (21–14 loss).
The Gamecocks' uniform design was inspired by those worn in the mid-1980s by standouts Sterling Sharpe, Todd Ellis and Brad Edwards, and include the return of the throwback garnet helmet.
At the time, the No. 11 final ranking was the highest ever achieved by South Carolina.