ATLANTA, GA (WIS) - South Carolina is heading back to Atlanta for the Chick-fil-A Bowl.
One day after being routed by top-ranked Auburn in the Southeastern Conference championship game, the Gamecocks accepted an invitation Sunday to face Florida State in the New Year's Eve bowl at the Georgia Dome.
The 19th-ranked Gamecocks were passed over by two Florida bowls, the Capital One and the Outback, after their 56-17 loss to Auburn. That left the Chick-fil-A Bowl with a matchup of teams that lost in their respective conference championship games.
Officials with the Atlanta game had already announced they would take the loser of the Atlantic Coast Conference title game. No. 23 Florida State (9-4) was defeated by Virginia Tech 44-33.