Boxscore
South Carolina 14, Mississippi State 12
Saturday, October 15, 2011 12:20 PM
Location - Davis Wade Stadium
Attendance - 55418

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
South Carolina 0 7 0 7 14
Mississippi State 7 0 0 5 12

Recap


South Carolina’s Connor Shaw connected with Alshon Jeffery on a 4-yard touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter, lifting the No. 13 Gamecocks to a 14-12 win over Mississippi State on Saturday in Starkville, Miss.

But the win, which keeps South Carolina (6-1, 4-1 SEC) on top in the SEC East, may have come at a steep cost.

Gamecocks running back Marcus Lattimore, the conference’s leading rusher, left with what's being called a knee sprain on South Carolina’s game-winning drive. The sophomore, who entered the game averaging 129 rushing yards per contest, walked off the field gingerly with the help of trainers. Prior to the game’s completion, he was taken to the training room on crutches and wearing a large, immobilizing brace on his left knee. He was seen leaving the locker room on crutches after the game.

Even with Lattimore on the field, South Carolina had trouble moving the ball against the Bulldogs (3-4, 0-4). Neither team topped 300 yards of total offense, and Lattimore was held to 39 yards on 17 carries.

Gamecocks quarterback Connor Shaw, who assumed starting duties last week and had his place solidified when former starter Stephen Garcia was dismissed from the team on Tuesday, finished 20-of-27 passing for 154 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. He played well down the stretch, completing all eight of his second-half attempts for 72 yards, including a well-placed jump ball to Jeffery in the end zone.

Mississippi State quarterback Tyler Russell, making his first collegiate start after replacing Chris Relf at halftime in a win over Alabama-Birmingham last week, finished 11-of-29 with 165 yards and two touchdowns.

South Carolina plays at Tennessee next weekend, while Mississippi State is at Kentucky.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 1:09
Mississippi State   TD  Mississippi State 7 - South Carolina 0
2nd Quarter - 6:21
South Carolina   TD  Mississippi State 7 - South Carolina 7
4th Quarter - 9:50
Mississippi State   FG  Mississippi State 10 - South Carolina 7
4th Quarter - 3:50
South Carolina   TD  Mississippi State 10 - South Carolina 14
4th Quarter - 0:00
Mississippi State   S  Mississippi State 12 - South Carolina 14
TEAMS

Team Records

  South Carolina Mississippi State
W/L 6 - 1 - 0 3 - 4 - 0
Conference 4 - 1 - 0 0 - 4 - 0

Team Stats

  South Carolina Mississippi State
Score 14 12
First Downs 18 18
3rd Down Efficiency 3-for-15
20%
7-for-16
44%
4th Down Efficiency 3-for-5
60%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 289 296
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 43-110 37-131
Average/Rush 2.6 3.5
Passing
Comp-Att 22-32 11-30
Passing Yards 179 165
Average/Pass Play 5.1 5.3
Penalties-Yards 4-34 1-7
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-0
Interceptions Thrown 2 2
Time of Possession 32:34 27:26

PLAYER STATS

South Carolina (6 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Shaw 20/28 155 1 2
B. Ellington 2/3 24 0 0
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Russell 11/29 165 1 2
D. Favre 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Lattimore 17 39 2.3 1
C. Shaw 16 28 1.8 0
B. Ellington 4 25 6.2 0
D. Byrd 1 10 10.0 0
B. Wilds 5 8 1.6 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
V. Ballard 20 67 3.4 0
L. Perkins 9 46 5.1 0
T. Russell 8 18 2.2 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
N. Jones 4 45 11.2 0
B. Ellington 4 32 8.0 0
M. Lattimore 3 29 9.7 0
A. Sanders 2 25 12.5 0
A. Jeffery 5 24 4.8 1
D. Moore 2 14 7.0 0
J. Cunningham 2 10 5.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Clark 4 54 13.5 0
M. Johnson 2 51 25.5 0
C. Smith 3 34 11.3 1
C. Bumphis 2 26 13.0 0
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