Senior quarterback Connor Shaw was 7-for-21 in the air for 161 passing yards. Shaw has totaled 4,934 career passing yards and surpassed both Bobby Fuller (1990-91) and Tommy Suggs (1968-70) for seventh on the all-time list for the Gamecocks.
Shaw's 76-yard touchdown pass to Damiere Byrd in the second quarter was his longest past of the season. His previous long pass was 65 yards to Shaq Roland vs. North Carolina on August 29, 2013, also a touchdown pass. Byrd has now caught a touchdown pass in three straight games.
Shaw's interception in the third quarter was his first interception of the season and his first in the last 177 attempts.
Junior wide receiver Damiere Byrd recorded his first career 100-yard receiving game. His previous career high for receiving yards was 98 vs. Kentucky on October 5, 2013. It was also the most receiving yards by a Gamecock player this season. The previous high was 111 receiving yards by Bruce Ellington vs. Vanderbilt on September 14, 2013. It was also the most receiving yards by a Gamecock since Alshon Jeffery's 148 yards vs. Nebraska at the January 2, 2012 at the Capital One Bowl.
Sophomore tailback Mike Davis recorded his sixth 100-yard rushing game of the season carrying 21 times for 137 yards. He tallied his 10th rushing touchdown of the season and moved into a tie for eighth in a single-season. Marcus Lattimore also had 10 rushing touchdowns in 2011. He has at least one rushing touchdown in each game this year. The school record is 17 set in 2010 by Marcus Lattimore. Davis now has 132 carries for 879 yards on the year.
The 100-yard rushing game by Mike Davis and 100-yard receiving game by Damiere Byrd is the first time this season the Gamecocks have had both a 100-yard rusher and a 100-yard receiver.
South Carolina sophomore offensive guard Will Sport and freshman wide receiver Pharoh Cooper each made their first career starts.
South Carolina has managed at least one drive of 80 or more yards for a score in each game. South Carolina's 95-yard scoring drive for the first touchdown of the game was the 17th scoring drive of 75 or more yards and the fourth scoring drive of 90 or more yards.
Junior defensive end Jadeveon Clowney finished with 2.5 tackles for loss. He now has 41 career tackles for loss, second all-time at South Carolina and 13.5 behind the record of 54.5 set by Eric Norwood (2006-09). Clowney also registered a season-high 5 tackles. His previous season-high was four vs. Vanderbilt on September 14, 2013.
Freshman linebacker T.J. Holloman's seven tackles were a career-high. His previous high was six vs. Kentucky on October 5, 2013.
Junior strong safety Brison Williams collected eight tackles tying a career-high. He had eight also vs. Kentucky on September 29, 2012.
Junior defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles tallied a sack. He leads the team with five on the year.