Dylan Thompson Starting Over Connor Shaw For South Carolina

South Carolina Gamecocks quarterback Connor Shaw will not start Saturday, head coach Steve Spurrier told ESPN.

Dylan Thompson will start for the Gamecocks against the East Carolina Pirates.

Shaw suffered a bruised shoulder in South Carolina's season-opening win at the Vanderbilt Commodores on Aug. 30. Thompson played in Shaw's place, but he did not complete a pass in three attempts. Shaw was 7 for 11 with 67 yards and one interception. Shaw also rushed for 92 yards in the 17-13 win.

Shaw was injured in the second quarter against Vanderbilt after taking a helmet to his throwing shoulder. After three series with Thompson under center, Shaw returned, visibly in pain.

The Associated Press reported Sunday that Shaw could "barely lift his right arm" and would miss a few days of practice. The AP then reported Friday that a decision on Shaw would likely be withheld until just before kickoff, and Spurrier maintained that Shaw would not play if he were in any pain.

The Gamecocks kick off against East Carolina at 12:31 p.m. ET.

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