Boxscore
Louisiana State 23, South Carolina 21
Saturday, October 13, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Tiger Stadium
Attendance - 92734

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
South Carolina 0 7 7 7 21
Louisiana State 3 0 7 13 23

Recap


No. 8 Louisiana State 23, No. 3 South Carolina 21:
Jeremy Hill rushed for 124 yards on 17 carries and scored a pair of touchdowns as the host Tigers took control late to overcome the Gamecocks.

Eric Reid hauled in a key interception in the fourth quarter and the defense dominated for LSU (6-1, 2-1 SEC), which bounced back from a rare loss and extended its home winning streak to 22 straight games.

Heisman trophy candidate Marcus Lattimore was held to only 35 yards on 13 carries for South Carolina (6-1, 4-1), which dropped behind undefeated Florida in the SEC East.

The Tigers trailed 14-10 with 9:13 left in the game when Reid picked off Connor Shaw and returned it 29 yards to the South Carolina 22. LSU settled for a field goal to pull within a point but forced a punt on the ensuing possession and got the ball back at midfield, where Hill needed only one play to break up the middle for a 50-yard score.

Shaw brought the Gamecocks back down and found Bruce Ellington for a 1-yard touchdown with 1:41 left, but South Carolina could not recover the ensuing onside kick. South Carolina had one last chance, but Shaw was intercepted on a desperation heave in the final seconds.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Gamecocks managed only 69 yards in the first half but still took a 7-3 lead into the break thanks to defensive back Jimmy Legree, who intercepted Tigers quarterback Zach Mettenberger and returned it 70 yards to the 2-yard line. Shaw found Ace Sanders for the touchdown one play later. … The Tigers improved to 18-1 after a loss under coach Les Miles. … South Carolina had its school-record 10-game winning streak come to an end. The Gamecocks have not started 7-0 since 1984.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 5:32
Louisiana State   FG  Louisiana State 3 - South Carolina 0
2nd Quarter - 14:54
South Carolina   TD  Louisiana State 3 - South Carolina 7
3rd Quarter - 11:13
Louisiana State   TD  Louisiana State 10 - South Carolina 7
3rd Quarter - 5:11
South Carolina   TD  Louisiana State 10 - South Carolina 14
4th Quarter - 10:17
Louisiana State   FG  Louisiana State 13 - South Carolina 14
4th Quarter - 6:37
Louisiana State   FG  Louisiana State 16 - South Carolina 14
4th Quarter - 5:03
Louisiana State   TD  Louisiana State 23 - South Carolina 14
4th Quarter - 1:41
South Carolina   TD  Louisiana State 23 - South Carolina 21
TEAMS

Team Records

  South Carolina Louisiana State
W/L 6 - 1 - 0 6 - 1 - 0
Conference 4 - 1 - 0 2 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  South Carolina Louisiana State
Score 21 23
First Downs 14 22
3rd Down Efficiency 3-for-13
23%
11-for-19
58%
4th Down Efficiency 2-for-2
100%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 211 406
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 25-34 53-258
Average/Rush 1.4 4.9
Passing
Comp-Att 19-35 12-25
Passing Yards 177 148
Average/Pass Play 4.5 5.7
Penalties-Yards 4-25 5-29
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 2 1
Time of Possession 23:03 36:57

PLAYER STATS

South Carolina (6 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Shaw 19/34 177 2 2
Louisiana State (6 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
Z. Mettenberger 12/25 148 0 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Lattimore 13 35 2.7 1
C. Shaw 12 -1 -0.1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Hill 17 124 7.3 2
S. Ware 14 55 3.9 0
M. Ford 7 41 5.9 0
K. Hilliard 10 33 3.3 0
J. Copeland 3 12 4.0 0
Z. Mettenberger 1 -6 -6.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Sanders 5 49 9.8 1
B. Ellington 4 38 9.5 1
J. Cunningham 3 36 12.0 0
M. Lattimore 4 23 5.8 0
J. Adams 1 16 16.0 0
D. Byrd 2 15 7.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Landry 4 55 13.8 0
S. Ware 1 27 27.0 0
O. Beckham Jr. 2 21 10.5 0
J. Hill 1 21 21.0 0
J. Wright 3 18 6.0 0
K. Boone 1 6 6.0 0
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