South Carolina on halftime upset alert vs. UCF

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The Gamecocks are down 10-0 at halftime in Orlando. Can they turn it around or will the Knights claim the biggest scalp in program history?

The South Carolina Gamecocks came into Orlando as the 12th ranked team in the country, but they have 30 minutes to make up a 10-0 deficit against UCF. To make matters worse, they'll have to mount that comeback without starting quarterback Connor Shaw, who left the game in the first quarter with a shoulder injury.

The Knights elected to take the opening kickoff, and they made a statement five minutes later by cashing in for a 7-0 lead on a Storm Johnson touchdown run. Blake Bortles has looked great throwing the ball, and is 15-20 for 136 yards and an interception.

The Gamecocks, meanwhile, have looked out of sorts all afternoon. They were moving the ball before Shaw got hurt, but have been a mess with Dylan Thompson at the helm. Shaw is still the team's leading rusher with 30 yards, and they only have 45 rushing yards as a team in the first half. South Carolina had a chance to get on the scoreboard right before halftime, but a silly personal foul penalty moved them outside of field goal range in the waning seconds. Needless to say, some adjustments are in order.

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