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S. Carolina escapes scare over UCF, QB Shaw out 2-3 weeks
- Updated: September 28, 2013
South Carolina had to claw its way back for a victory over UCF without its starting quarterback.
Senior Connor Shaw left the Gamecocks’ game against the knights with his team trailing 7-0 in the first quarter. Shaw kept the ball on a run up the middle, was hit in the shoulder, and instantly left the field. Shaw was taken to the locker room for further evaluation and it was announced that he had shoulder sprain and would not return. Coach Steve Spurrier said after the game that he expected shaw to be out for “two to three weeks.”
The good news for South Carolina is that they have a well rounded backup in Dylan Thompson. Remember he played in 11 games in 2012 and led the Gamecocks to win over rival Clemson. Against the Knights, Thompson went 15 for 32 for 261 yards and one interception. He also ran for a score, but most importantly he led the Gamecocks to victory after being down 10-0 halftime deficit to win 28-25.
South Carolina’s next three opponents are Kentucky, @Arkansas, @Tennessee.
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