Near-flawless Shaw helps South Carolina subdue Missouri

5:16 PM, Sep 22, 2012   |    comments
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Columbia, SC (Sports Network) - Connor Shaw's shoulder appears to be just fine.

The South Carolina quarterback put on a passing clinic and Marcus Lattimore became the school's all-time leader in rushing touchdowns, as the seventh- ranked Gamecocks downed the Missouri Tigers, 31-10, at Williams-Brice Stadium.

Shaw suffered an injury to his right, throwing shoulder in the opener against Vanderbilt. He missed the next contest, a 48-10 win over East Carolina, before starting against UAB last week. The junior signal-caller absorbed another big hit that aggravated the injury and didn't finish the game.

On Saturday, Shaw was nearly flawless, completing his final 20 passes for 249 yards and two touchdowns after throwing incomplete on his first attempt of the game.

Lattimore gained 85 yards on 21 carries and scored two touchdowns. He entered play tied with George Rogers and Harold Green for the most rushing scores in school history at 31.

South Carolina (4-0, 2-0 SEC) has won eight straight games dating back to last season, the second-longest streak in school history. The Gamecocks opened the 1984 campaign with nine consecutive wins.

Missouri quarterback James Franklin was limited to 92 yards on 11-of-18 passing. Franklin sat out last week's victory over Arizona State with a shoulder injury.

Kendial Lawrence led the Tigers' (2-2, 0-2) ground attack with 67 yards on 11 touches.

 

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