Published October 10, 2011 - 2:26pm
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After throwing for a career-high 311 yards and four touchdowns in his first SEC start, South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw has been named the conference’s Offensive Player of the Week.
Shaw shredded Kentucky’s secondary Saturday in Columbia, helping the Gamecocks to a 54-3 victory, their most lopsided SEC win in the Steve Spurrier era. South Carolina (5-1, 3-1) picked up 32 first downs, an impressive 639 yards of offense and held an 18-minute advantage in time of possession.
Shaw also picked up 42 yards on the ground on 15 carries, a tally that included a nifty 13-yard gain in the first quarter where he nearly fell to the turf twice.
It was the second straight week a Gamecock was honored by the league office after Melvin Ingram’s Defensive Player laurels for his performance against Auburn.