Published October 8, 2011 - 7:52pm
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The Ole Ball Coach benched starter and fifth year senior Stephen Garcia heading into Kentucky, and all Connor Shaw did was validate Spurrier’s decision, because he had a terrific day. The Gamecocks stomped Kentucky 54-3.
For the first few weeks of football, South Carolina puttered their way on offense until finally losing last week against Auburn, and Stephen Garcia was basically viewed as the scapegoat with his four touchdowns and nine interceptions up to this point.
However, backup Connor Shaw made all that go away this week with the offense dominating the Kentucky defense in every facet of the game.
Shaw finished with 311 yards passing, completing 26 passes on 39 attempts, and he threw four touchdowns on the day. He was simply remarkable.
Marcus Lattimore finished with 102 yards on the ground as well. Alshon Jeffery caught six passes for 95 yards and two touchdowns.
South Carolina’s defense made Kentucky commit six turnovers, and four of those were interceptions.
South Carolina out gained Kentucky 639 total yards to 96.
It was a complete domination in every way.
Here are some of Connor Shaw’s highlights on the day: