Boxscore
South Carolina 54, Kentucky 3
Saturday, October 8, 2011 12:20 PM
Location - Williams-Brice Stadium
Attendance - 75838

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Kentucky 3 0 0 0 3
South Carolina 7 13 13 21 54

Recap


Sophomore quarterback Connor Shaw provided the spark South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier was looking for when he named him the starter this week, and the No. 14 Gamecocks rolled to a 54-3 home victory over Kentucky on Saturday.

The Gamecocks (5-1, 3-1 SEC) fumbled the opening kickoff, leading to a Kentucky field goal, but South Carolina dominated from that point on. 

Shaw, who replaced ineffective senior Stephen Garcia, became the first South Carolina quarterback since Blake Mitchell in 2006 to throw four touchdown passes in a game. Garcia had thrown four touchdown passes and nine interceptions through five games.

Two of Shaw's touchdown passes went to Alshon Jeffery — the 18th and 19th of his career — to move Jeffery into a tie for second on the school's all-time list behind Sidney Rice (23). 

Marcus Lattimore rushed for 102 yards on 22 carries, as the Gamecocks improved to 10-0 when he has over 100 yards rushing.

The Wildcats (2-4, 0-3 SEC) sputtered on offense en route to their fourth consecutive loss — the last three to ranked opponents. Kentucky has not beaten a ranked team on the road since 2002 and its last road win against a ranked SEC team was in 1998.

Kentucky has lost its last six trips to Columbia, S.C., dating back to 1999. South Carolina has won 11 of the past 12 meetings overall, with the lone loss coming last season in Lexington, Ky.

Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier improved to 18-1 against Kentucky, his most wins against any opponent. He is 17-2 against Vanderbilt. 
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 11:58
Kentucky   FG  South Carolina 0 - Kentucky 3
1st Quarter - 9:16
South Carolina   TD  South Carolina 7 - Kentucky 3
2nd Quarter - 11:23
South Carolina   TD  South Carolina 13 - Kentucky 3
2nd Quarter - 7:43
South Carolina   TD  South Carolina 20 - Kentucky 3
3rd Quarter - 8:46
South Carolina   TD  South Carolina 27 - Kentucky 3
3rd Quarter - 1:43
South Carolina   FG  South Carolina 30 - Kentucky 3
3rd Quarter - 0:00
South Carolina   FG  South Carolina 33 - Kentucky 3
4th Quarter - 10:34
South Carolina   TD  South Carolina 40 - Kentucky 3
4th Quarter - 7:00
South Carolina   TD  South Carolina 47 - Kentucky 3
4th Quarter - 0:08
South Carolina   TD  South Carolina 54 - Kentucky 3
TEAMS

Team Records

  Kentucky South Carolina
W/L 2 - 4 - 0 5 - 1 - 0
Conference 0 - 3 - 0 3 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  Kentucky South Carolina
Score 3 54
First Downs 6 32
3rd Down Efficiency 2-for-13
15%
9-for-18
50%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
1-for-2
50%
Total Yards 96 639
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 27-79 48-288
Average/Rush 2.9 6.0
Passing
Comp-Att 4-26 30-43
Passing Yards 17 351
Average/Pass Play 0.7 7.6
Penalties-Yards 3-25 7-45
Fumbles-Lost 2-2 2-1
Interceptions Thrown 4 0
Time of Possession 21:23 38:37

PLAYER STATS

Kentucky (2 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
M. Newton 4/21 17 0 1
J. Clemons 0/1 0 0 1
M. Roark 0/1 0 0 0
M. Smith 0/3 0 0 2
South Carolina (5 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Shaw 26/39 311 4 0
A. Clifford 2/2 23 1 0
D. Thompson 2/2 17 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Newton 14 54 3.9 0
J. Clemons 4 10 2.5 0
R. Sanders 4 8 2.0 0
J. George 4 6 1.5 0
M. Roark 1 1 1.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Lattimore 22 102 4.6 0
B. Ellington 1 61 61.0 1
B. Wilds 5 45 9.0 0
C. Shaw 15 42 2.8 0
D. Byrd 1 21 21.0 0
D. Thompson 3 11 3.7 1
A. Clifford 1 6 6.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
L. King 1 8 8.0 0
M. Roark 1 7 7.0 0
J. Clemons 1 4 4.0 0
R. Sanders 1 -2 -2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Jeffery 6 95 15.8 2
A. Sanders 5 53 10.6 0
R. Anderson 1 46 46.0 0
J. Cunningham 5 46 9.2 1
N. Jones 2 35 17.5 1
B. Ellington 3 22 7.3 0
D. Moore 2 17 8.5 1
D. Byrd 1 16 16.0 0
M. Lattimore 4 14 3.5 0
D. Smith 1 7 7.0 0
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