Alshon Jeffery had four catches for 148 yards and a touchdown before getting tossed out of the game for fighting, and No. 11 South Carolina's defense had six sacks and shut out No. 21 Nebraska in the final three quarters of 30-13 win at the Capital One Bowl on Monday.
The victory gave South Carolina (11-2) 11 wins for the first time in school history and snapped a string of three straight bowl losses.
Nebraska (9-4) lost its second consecutive bowl game and drops to 12-6 all-time in bowl matchups against SEC foes.
Both teams lost standout players in the third quarter when Jeffery, playing weeks after surgery on his hand, and Cornhuskers cornerback Alfonso Dennard were ejected for throwing punches at each other after a play.
But the Gamecocks kept the pressure on even without him and went up 23-13 with 12:25 to play on a 9-yard touchdown pass from Connor Shaw to Kenny Miles. Miles then added a 3-yard touchdown run with just over three minutes left - his first of the season - ...