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South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw is not starting against No. 12 Clemson.
Shaw aggravated a sprained foot last week for the No. 13 Gamecocks and practiced sparingly before Saturday's game against the Tigers.
Sophomore Dylan Thompson got the start instead. It is Thompson's second start. He replaced Shaw earlier this year against East Carolina after the junior suffered a hairline fracture to his shoulder.
Thompson threw for 330 yards against the Pirates. Since then, his only significant time has been in the second half against UAB and the final two quarters against Florida.
Shaw ran for 107 yards and ran for a touchdown and threw for 210 yards and three touchdowns as the Gamecocks beat the Tigers 34-13 last season.
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Backup quarterback Dylan Thompson threw for three touchdowns, Jadeveon Clowney had 4 1-2 sacks and No. 12 South Carolina won its fourth straight over 11th-ranked Clemson 27-17 on Saturday.
Thompson got the call for the Gamecocks (10-2) because starter Connor Shaw sprained his left foot last week against Wofford. And the Gamecocks sophomore made the most of it with TD passes of 13...
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) -- Backup quarterback Dylan Thompson threw for three touchdowns, Jadeveon Clowney had 4 1-2 sacks and No. 13 South Carolina won its fourth straight over 12th-ranked Clemson 27-17 Saturday as Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier became the school's victories leader.
Thompson got the call for the Gamecocks (10-2) because starter Connor Shaw sprained his left foot...
Of every team which lost on rivalry weekend, it’s quite possible that no one lost more- literally and figuratively- than the Clemson Tigers. For Clemson they not only lost a game to in-state rival South Carolina 27-17, but also a potential shot at a BCS bowl berth, as well as credibility for their entire conference as well.
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