Bryson Williams grabbed his first career interception on a Rio Johnson pass in the second quarter.
DJ Swearinger recorded his fifth career interception after a quarterback hurry by Jadeveon Clowney in the second quarter.
South Carolina's defense shut out the Pirates going into the half, its first shutout going into halftime since Sept. 3, 2009, against NC State.
Shaq Wilson grabbed his second interception of the season and fourth of his career in the third quarter.
South Carolina had five forced turnovers (three interceptions and two fumbles) this game and 10 in the last two matchups against the Pirates.
Jimmy Legree snagged his first career touchdown and interception on a Rio Johnson pass in the third quarter. The Gamecocks' first "pick six" since Devin Taylor's 48-yard interception for a touchdown Nov. 5, 2011, at Arkansas.
SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
Patrick Fish's 24 yard punt marks his first career punt as a Gamecock.
Landon Ard recorded his first career PAT after Strickland's 51 yard touchdown pass to Anderson in the fourth.