Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Bad news, Mississippi State: South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw was out sick a couple of days this week. The 14th-ranked Gamecocks senior is in the midst of a stellar season - and seems to take his game up another notch when dealing with injuries or illness. Shaw will try to do that again Saturday when South Carolina (6-2, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) plays at home for the first time in a month when they host Mississippi State (4-3, 1-2). Shaw has come off the field in two games so far this season with what appeared to be injuries that would cost him games. But both times, Shaw was back out there the next week leading the Gamecocks to victories. ''At the end of the day, it's not surprising,'' South Carolina quarterbacks coach G.A. Mangus said. ''He does what he has to do and he'll be ready to go this week.'' Shaw was told to stay away from the team Monday and Tuesday to make sure the virus he had wouldn't spread. He returned to practice Wednesday and is expected to start aga...
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