South Carolina 34, Wisconsin 24

Date - Wednesday, January 1, 2014 1:00 PM
Location - Florida Citrus Bowl
Attendance - 56629

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Wisconsin 0 14 3 7 24
South Carolina 7 6 7 14 34

Recap


South Carolina 34, Wisconsin 24: Connor Shaw passed for 312 yards and three touchdowns, caught a touchdown pass and added a score on the ground in his final college game as the Gamecocks knocked off the Badgers in the Capital One Bowl at Orlando, Fla.

Shaw completed 22-of-25 passes while Bruce Ellington racked up 140 receiving yards and a pair of scores for South Carolina (11-2), which clinched a third straight 11-win season. Ellington threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Shaw and Shaq Roland caught six passes for 112 yards for the Gamecocks.

Joel Stave went 9-for-13 for 80 yards and two scores before leaving in the third quarter with a shoulder injury, and backup Curt Phillips was intercepted twice in relief for Wisconsin (9-4). Melvin Gordon ran for 143 yards and James White added 107 on the ground for the Badgers.

South Carolina got back into the game with a series of spectacular catches by the wide receivers, including two straight 22-yard grabs by Ellington - the second for a go-ahead TD - and a 49-yard catch in double coverage by Roland that set up Shaw’s 3-yard TD pass to Jerell Adams with 11:05 left. Wisconsin responded right away when Kenzel Doe ripped off a 91-yard kickoff return TD to cut it to 27-24, but Shaw drove the Gamecocks right back down and dove for a 1-yard score to provide the winning margin.

Shaw found Ellington for a 39-yard touchdown on the first play after Stave was intercepted in the final minute of the first quarter, but Stave drove the Badgers down for the tying score on the ensuing drive. South Carolina took the lead back when Ellington got the ball on a reverse and hit Shaw in the end zone for a 9-yard score, but Wisconsin added a TD with 13 seconds left in the first half and took a 17-13 lead on a field goal early in the third.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
South Carolina RB Mike Davis went down in the first half but returned for the second only to suffer an apparent leg injury on a run near the goal line with 6:40 to play. … Gordon (1,609) and White (1,444) broke the NCAA record for rushing yardage by two teammates (3,053), and are the first teammates to each go over 1,400 yards. … Gamecocks DE Jadeveon Clowney announced his intention to declare for the NFL draft after the game.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 0:41
South Carolina   TD  South Carolina 7 - Wisconsin 0
2nd Quarter - 12:45
Wisconsin   TD  South Carolina 7 - Wisconsin 7
2nd Quarter - 6:48
South Carolina   TD  South Carolina 13 - Wisconsin 7
2nd Quarter - 0:13
Wisconsin   TD  South Carolina 13 - Wisconsin 14
3rd Quarter - 11:19
Wisconsin   FG  South Carolina 13 - Wisconsin 17
3rd Quarter - 3:29
South Carolina   TD  South Carolina 20 - Wisconsin 17
4th Quarter - 11:05
South Carolina   TD  South Carolina 27 - Wisconsin 17
4th Quarter - 10:54
Wisconsin   TD  South Carolina 27 - Wisconsin 24
4th Quarter - 5:48
South Carolina   TD  South Carolina 34 - Wisconsin 24
TEAMS

Team Records

  Wisconsin South Carolina
W/L 9 - 4 - 0 11 - 2 - 0
Conference 6 - 2 - 0 6 - 2 - 0

Team Stats

  Wisconsin South Carolina
Score 24 34
First Downs 21 20
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-14
43%
4-for-9
44%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-4
25%
2-for-2
100%
Total Yards 410 438
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 43-293 34-117
Average/Rush 6.8 3.4
Passing
Comp-Att 16-26 23-26
Passing Yards 117 321
Average/Pass Play 4.3 11.9
Penalties-Yards 2-15 4-23
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-2
Interceptions Thrown 3 0
Time of Possession 29:26 30:34

PLAYER STATS

Wisconsin (9 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Stave 9/13 80 2 1
C. Phillips 7/12 37 0 2
D. Meyer 0/1 0 0 0
South Carolina (11 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Shaw 22/25 312 3 0
B. Ellington 1/1 9 1 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Gordon 25 143 5.7 0
J. White 12 107 8.9 0
C. Clement 1 32 32.0 0
D. Watt 1 8 8.0 0
C. Phillips 1 7 7.0 0
J. Stave 3 -4 -1.3 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Davis 9 49 5.4 0
C. Shaw 16 47 2.9 1
B. Wilds 3 16 5.3 0
P. Cooper 2 9 4.5 0
S. Carson 1 0 0.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Pedersen 3 50 16.7 0
J. Abbrederis 5 30 6.0 0
J. White 2 8 4.0 0
B. Wozniak 1 7 7.0 0
J. Duckworth 2 7 3.5 1
A. Erickson 1 6 6.0 0
M. Gordon 0 5 0.0 0
K. Doe 1 3 3.0 0
S. Arneson 1 1 1.0 1
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
B. Ellington 6 140 23.3 2
S. Roland 6 112 18.7 0
N. Jones 3 25 8.3 0
J. Adams 3 17 5.7 1
M. Davis 2 10 5.0 0
C. Shaw 1 9 9.0 1
B. Wilds 1 8 8.0 0
S. Jeffery 1 0 0.0 0