South Carolina trails LSU by over 100 yards of offense, have half the first downs and are only 2-of-8 on third downs, but the Gamecocks are still leading the Tigers 14-10 late in the third quarter.
After LSU opened up the second half with another long, balanced drive that ended with Jeremy Hill's 7-yard touchdown run, the teams would trade punts on 5-play drives before South Carolina would luck out on a somewhat flukey pass play. On 2nd and 4 from the LSU 31-yard-line, Connor Shaw hit receiver Justice Cunningham for a 29 yard strike that was aided by LSU defenders Tharold Simon and Lamin Barrow colliding in a glorious moment of DOINK:
Marcus Lattimore would score from two yards out to give the Cocks a four-point lead. South Carolina's defense would finally stiffen following the score, forcing a LSU punt after a drive that totaled minus-1 yard. The Tiger defense would respond by forcing a 3-and-out of its own, and LSU has the ball heading to the fourth quarter.