Shaw Named SEC Offensive Player of the Week
Oct. 29, 2012
University of South Carolina junior quarterback Connor Shaw was selected as the Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts in the Gamecocks' 38-35 win over Tennessee on Saturday.
Shaw, a 6-1, 207-pound junior from Flowery Branch, Ga., had his most productive day as the Gamecocks' signal-caller, completing 22-of-32 passes for a career-high 356 yards and three touchdowns. He also carried 18 times for 33 yards and a touchdown. His scoring passes covered 33, 26 and 24 yards as the Gamecocks rolled up 510 yards of offense, the sixth-highest total in the Steve Spurrier Era at South Carolina. The win was Carolina's third-straight over the Vols, something that had never before been accomplished.
The No. 11/11 Gamecocks (7-2, 5-2 SEC) are ranked eighth in the latest BCS Standings. They will enjoy their bye week this week before closing out the SEC regular season when they host the Arkansas Razorbacks (3-5, 2-3 SEC) on Saturday, November 10, at Williams-Brice Stadium. The noon contest will be televised nationally by CBS. The Razorbacks host 7-1 Tulsa this week in Fayetteville.