Originally posted on Fox Sports South  |  By JAY CLEMONS  |  Last updated 8/30/13
COLUMBIA, S.C. It's easy for Connor Shaw and Dylan Thompson to share the wealth and notoriety that goes with guiding a top-10 program when they're great friends away from football ... and mirroring one another on the field. In South Carolina's 27-10 home thumping of North Carolina on Thursday, which was halted by a 1 hour-, 44-minute rainlightning delay, the quarterbacks had the dual distinction of registering touchdowns on their first passes of the evening with Shaw hitting Shaq Roland for a 65-yard rainbow score just 79 seconds into the game and Thompson finding tight end Kane Whitehurst for an easy 29-yard TD, with just 44 seconds left in the opening quarter. After that, the No. 6 Gamecocks methodically dispatched of the rival Tar Heels, keeping their border-state neighbors out of the end zone for the final 33 minutes. "I appreciate you hanging around for those uneventful eight minutes (post-delay)," Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier said after the game, upon entering a full ...
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