South Carolina vs. Missouri Post-Game Notes

Oct. 26, 2013

Recap |  Final Stats |  USATSI Photo Gallery  |  Photo Gallery 

GENERAL NOTES

  • Captains for South Carolina were senior quarterback No. 14 Connor Shaw, senior cornerback No. 15 Jimmy Legree, senior offensive guard No. 67 Ronald Patrick and senior defensive end No. 90 Chaz Sutton.
  • Attendance was a sellout crowd of 67,124 at Faurot Field.
  • South Carolina defeated Missouri 27-24 in the second overtime period. This is South Carolina's first overtime win in school history. South Carolina is now 1-2 in overtime games. South Carolina rallied from a 17-point deficit. It was the largest comeback by the Gamecocks since rallying from a 17-point deficit vs. East Carolina on Sept. 3, 2011.
  • South Carolina is now 2-2 in the all-time series with Missouri. The Gamecocks have won two straight against the Tigers with a win last year as well on Sept. 22, 2012, a 31-10 victory in Columbia, S.C.
  • The win vs. No. 5 Missouri was the highest-ranked team the Gamecocks have defeated on the road since defeating No. 3 North Carolina on Oct. 24, 1981.
  • South Carolina is now 6-2 on the year and 4-2 in the SEC. This gives the Gamecocks their sixth win of the season making the team bowl-eligible for the 11th-straight year.
  • Eight players have started all eight games this year: Junior offensive guard A.J. Cann, junior spur Sharrod Golightly, senior cornerback Jimmy Legree, sophomore linebacker Marcquis Roberts, junior offensive tackle Corey Robinson, sophomore offensive tackle Brandon Shell, junior defensive tackle J.T. Surratt and senior defensive end Chaz Sutton.
OFFENSIVE NOTES
  • South Carolina totaled 498 yards of offense. South Carolina has tallied 400 or more yards of offense in seven of eight games this year. The Gamecocks are 7-1 on the year when totaling 400 or more yards of offense.
  • Senior quarterback Connor Shaw entered in the third quarter and finished 20-for-29 in the air for 201 passing yards and three touchdowns. He tied his season-high with three touchdown passes, the third time this season he reached the mark. He also had three touchdown passes at Arkansas on Oct. 12, 2013 and vs. Vanderbilt on Sept. 14, 2013. His 20 completions were second-highest in a game this year, just one short of the season-high 21 set vs. Vanderbilt on Sept. 14, 2013. It is the fifth time this season he has thrown for 200 or more yards as well.
  • Junior quarterback Dylan Thompson went 15-for-27 for 222 yards in the air. His 222 passing yards was second highest of the season only behind the 261 he passed for at UCF on Sept. 28, 2013.
  • Shaw and Thompson combined for 35-for-56 in the air for 423 passing yards. It is the most passing yards, completions and attempts by a Gamecock team under head coach Steve Spurrier. It is also the most passing yards since the Gamecocks completed 40 of 46 passes for 490 yards at Mississippi State on Oct. 14, 1995.
  • Junior wide receiver Bruce Ellington produced his fourth career 100-yard receiving game and second of the season. He finished with 10 receptions for 136 receiving yards, both career-highs. His previous best was eight catches for 111 yards vs. Vanderbilt on Sept. 14, 2013. He also caught two touchdown passes, tying a career-high as well. It was the most yards by a wide receiver since 148 receiving yards by Alshon Jeffery vs. Nebraska on January 2, 2012 at the 2012 Capital One Bowl. Ellington now has 13 career touchdown receptions, tied for ninth best in school history for career touchdown receptions.
  • Sophomore tailback Mike Davis caught 10 passes for 99 yards, a career-high for receptions and yards. Davis' previous-high was four receptions at Georgia on Sept. 7, 2013 and 67 receiving yards at Vanderbilt on Sept. 14, 2013. It was the most receiving yards by a running back for the Gamecocks since Marcus Lattimore had 133 receiving yards vs. Kentucky on Oct. 16, 2010.
  • The 10 receptions by both Ellington and Davis were the most receptions by a Gamecock since Tori Gurley's 14 receptions on Oct. 23, 2010 at Vanderbilt.
  • Sophomore tight end Jerell Adams caught a career-high three passes for 48 yards, his second highest receiving yard total in his career.
  • Junior tight end Rory Anderson caught three passes for 38 yards. His 38 receiving yards was a season-high and his three receptions matched a season-high set vs. Vanderbilt on Sept. 14, 2013.
  • Junior wide receiver Nick Jones tallied his fourth career touchdown reception of the season with his 2-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter. It was his first touchdown reception since the Vanderbilt game on Sept. 14, 2013.
DEFENSIVE NOTES
  • Sophomore linebacker Kaiwan Lewis tallied his first career interception in the first quarter and increases Carolina's team total to six for the season.
  • Junior defensive end Kelcy Quarles finished with six tackles including a career-high three tackles for loss. Two of the three tackles for loss were sacks as he had a sack in the second quarter as well as one in the third quarter. He leads the team with seven on the year. The two-sack evening marked the first game of Quarles' career that he has more than one sack in a contest.
  • Junior defensive end Jadeveon Clowney registered a tackle for loss in the third quarter. He now has 42.0 for his career and is 12.5 shy of the school record of 54.5 set by Eric Norwood (2006-09).
SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
  • Junior punter Tyler Hull's 46-yard punt in the first quarter was his second longest punt of the season. Hull had three punts for 134 yards, an average of 44.7 yards per punt, and his second highest average in a game this season.
  • Freshman placekicker Elliot Fry connected for a 20-yard field goal in the fourth quarter and a 40-yard field goal in overtime. He is now 8-for-10 on the year in field goal attempts. The 40-yard field goal is the second longest of his career.