Though he started over Stephen Garcia at quarterback for South Carolina, Connor Shaw isn't sitting comfortably in that position right now. Sure, it's still early in the game, but Shaw is just 2-of-8 for 18 yards in almost one quarter of play. He also fumbled on the opening drive of the game, which ECU was unable to take advantage of on the ensuing drive.
Gamecocks running back Marcus Lattimore had the costlier fumble with just over five minutes left in the first quarter. On South Carolina's 43-yard line, ECU quarterback Dominique Davis found Justin Hardy for a 25-yard touchdown pass.
It may only be a matter of time until Stephen Garcia enters the game, but the Pirates are already threatening for another score with just seconds left to play in the first quarter.