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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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Sep 27, 2013

David Whitley Previews South Carolina/UCF For Florida Citrus Sports

National sportswriter David Whitley (Tampa Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, Sporting News) is contributing for Florida Citrus Sports (managing organization of the bowl) throughout the 2013 football season. In this week’s column, David focuses on a big-time matchup in Orlando as SEC contender South Carolina visits American Athletic Conference newcomer UCF. From Let’s recap: Sellout. National TV. Bowl implications. Steve Spurrier. “That’s what college football is all about,” UCF coach George O’Leary said. Yeah, but for too long that wasn’t what […]

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Dec 31, 2011

Cornhuskers, Gamecocks Give Back At Day For Kids

Players and coaches from Nebraska and South Carolina met at DisneyQuest for Day for Kids, a charity event with the Florida Citrus Sports Foundation. The Cornhuskers and Gamecocks took time out of their Capital One Bowl preparations to spend some time with disadvantaged children from around Central Florida. “You always want to give back,” said Nebraska head coach Bo Pellini. “The kids in our program understand that. A lot of them don’t come from a lot either. This gives them […]

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Dec 04, 2011

South Carolina Takes on Nebraska in 2012 Capital One Bowl

On behalf of its Selection Committee, Florida Citrus Sports’ Chairman Michel Champagne and CEO Steve Hogan announced today that the South Carolina Gamecocks and Nebraska Cornhuskers have been selected to play in the 2012 Capital One Bowl.  The New Year’s classic will kick off at 1:00 p.m. on January 2nd from Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando and will be televised nationally by ESPN. The meeting will be the first between the two schools since 1987 and the first ever […]

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