The South Carolina Gamecocks were able to avert an upset on Saturday afternoon against the Citadel Bulldogs after having just a seven-point advantage at halftime over the Southern Conference foes. Quarterback Connor Shaw threw three touchdowns in the second half, however, allowing the Gamecock to finish the game with a 41-20 final score.
Shaw didn't throw for any touchdowns in the first half, but the South Caarolina quarterback finished the game with impressive statistics regardless. Shaw completed 16 of his 18 passing attempts for 217 yards and three touchdowns while adding an additional 90 yards and a touchdown on the ground. South Carolina's running back's running game was solid as well as Brandon Wilds took 20 carries for 109 yards and two touchdowns.
The Citadel attempted two passing attempts on Saturday, which isn't exactly a surprise, but the running game wasn't able to hold up its end of the bargain in the second half. Darien Robinson carried the ball 21 times for 90 yards and a touchdown while Rickey Anderson had 69 rushing yards and a touchdown on eight attempts, but the Bulldogs weren't able to keep pace with the passing attack of the Gamecocks.
With the victory, South Carolina improved to 9-2 on the season with a game upcoming against fellow top-ten ranked Clemson scheduled for next Saturday to close out the regular season.