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Jan 01, 2014

Bruce Ellington’s Big Day Fuels Gamecocks Win

Before the Capital One Bowl, all eyes were on South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. However, the tandem of quarterback Connor Shaw and wide receiver Bruce Ellington stole the show with a few jaw-dropping plays. On back-to-back drives, Shaw and Ellington connected on a pair of touchdown passes. In a unique twist, the two players reversed roles for the second score, with Ellington tossing to Shaw on a trick play. It was Ellington’s first and only attempted pass of the […]

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Jan 01, 2014

South Carolina Wins 2014 Capital One Bowl, 34-24

 In his last game as a South Carolina Gamecock, QB Connor Shaw didn’t disappoint. The senior threw for 312 yards and three touchdowns as the Gamecocks (11-2, 6-2 SEC) defeated the Wisconsin Badgers (9-4, 6-2 Big Ten) 34-24 in front of 56,629 at the Citrus Bowl on New Year’s Day. “Connor was a pretty good player,” South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier said. “Wonderful win for us.  If someone said you’re going to win by 10 and give up a kickoff […]

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Nov 30, 2012

Selection Snapshot: South Carolina Gamecocks

Last year’s Capital One Bowl representative from the SEC could follow up their first-ever 11-win season with another this year. Record: 10-2 Record vs. Bowl-Eligible Teams (6-6 or better): 4-2 Key Wins: vs. Georgia (35-7), @ Clemson (27-17) Key Losses: @ LSU (23-21), @ Florida (44-11) Last Bowl Appearance: 2012 Capital One Bowl vs. Nebraska Last Orlando Bowl Appearance: 2012 Capital One Bowl vs. Nebraska Top Players: Connor Shaw, QB, 1732 passing yards and 15 TD’s. His 173 yards a […]

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