Shaw, Gamecocks dominate Arkansas 52-7
Sun, 13 Oct 2013 04:58:00 GMT —
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Even Steve Spurrier felt badly about ruining Arkansas' homecoming fun - at least a little bit.
The South Carolina coach, however, wasn't about to complain about a complete-game effort in a 52-7 win over the Razorbacks on Saturday.
Led by Connor Shaw's four touchdowns, the No. 14 Gamecocks (5-1, 3-2 Southeastern Conference) won their fourth straight game after a loss to Georgia on Sept. 7. They did so in convincing fashion, scoring the game's final 52 points and ensuring they didn't let a big lead slip away for a fourth straight week.
The margin of victory was South Carolina's largest on the road under Spurrier, who earned his first win at Arkansas (3-4, 0-3) since 2005 - his first season with the Gamecocks.
"I do feel badly for Arkansas," Spurrier said. "It's no fun getting your butt beat like this, at home on homecoming and all that."
All-American defensive end Jadeveon Clowney returned for South Carolina after missing last week's game against Kentucky. He finished with just one tackle, though Shaw and running back Mike Davis more than picked up any slack.
Shaw was 19 of 28 for 219 yards and three touchdowns, running for another score as the Gamecocks outgained the Razorbacks 537-248.