Shaw accounts for four scores as Gamecocks pound Razorbacks

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Updated: October 12, 2013

Fayetteville, AR (SportsNetwork.com) – Connor Shaw threw three touchdown
passes and ran for another as the 14th-ranked South Carolina Gamecocks
dominated the Arkansas Razorbacks, 52-7, on Saturday.

Shaw completed 19-of-28 passes for 219 yards for the Gamecocks (5-1, 3-1 SEC),
who have won four in a row since a loss at Georgia on Sept. 7. The senior
quarterback also carried the ball 14 times for 37 yards.

Mike Davis carried the ball 19 times for 128 yards and a score for South
Carolina, which won in Arkansas for the first time since the 2005 season.
Bruce Ellington hauled in six passes for 96 yards and two touchdowns.

South Carolina star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney returned to the lineup
after missing last week’s game with a much-debated injury.

Brandon Allen connected on just 4-of-12 passes for 30 yards and an
interception for the Razorbacks (3-4, 0-3), who have lost four in a row since
starting the season 3-0.

Arkansas actually scored a touchdown on the opening drive of the game. The
Razorbacks used three straight plays of at least 16 yards to move the ball
inside the red zone. Alex Collins capped the march with a 6-yard rushing
touchdown.

South Carolina moved the ball down the field on its first drive, but had to
settle for a 33-yard Elliott Fry field goal.

The Gamecocks then came up with a big play on defense. Victor Hampton picked
off Allen deep in Arkansas territory, and the turnover led to Davis’ 6-yard TD
run.

South Carolina bridged the first and second quarters with an 11-play, 71-yard
scoring drive. Shamier Jeffery caught an 11-yard pass and Shaw ripped off a
14-yard run prior to Ellington’s 9-yard touchdown catch.

The Gamecocks added to their margin just before half. Damiere Byrd and
Ellington hauled in passes of 12 and 11 yards, respectively, to move the ball
inside the red zone. On 4th-and-2 from the Arkansas 7-yard line, Shaw picked
up a first down with his legs. Ellington’s 4-yard TD catch made it 24-7 with
13 seconds left in the half.

South Carolina continued to roll in the second half. Byrd caught a 45-yard TD
pass from Shaw on the sixth play of the third quarter.

Keon Hatcher fumbled on the ensuing Arkansas possession. South Carolina
followed with a 15-play, 79-yard scoring drive that Shaw capped with a 10-yard
TD run.

Dylan Thompson’s 15-yard TD pass to Kane Whitehurst made it 45-7 with 9:18
left in the fourth period.

Another Arkansas turnover led to Brendan Nosovitch’s 7-yard TD run.

Game Notes

Despite Saturday’s loss, Arkansas leads the all-time series with South
Carolina by a 13-9 margin … Thompson completed 4-of-5 passes for 38 yards
… The Gamecock offense held the ball for 43:25 of the contest, posting 537
yards on 89 plays, compared to Arkansas’ 248 on 37 plays.