No. 13 South Carolina wins 4th straight in rivalry

No. 13 South Carolina wins 4th straight in rivalry
November 24, 2012, 10:57 pm

South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw (14) throws during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Wofford, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, in Columbia, S.C. South Carolina defeated Wofford 24-7. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)

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CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Backup quarterback Dylan Thompson threw for three touchdowns, Jadeveon Clowney had 4 1-2 sacks and No. 13 South Carolina won its fourth straight over 12th-ranked Clemson 27-17 Saturday as Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier became the school's victories leader.

Thompson got the call for the Gamecocks (10-2) because starter Connor Shaw sprained his left foot last week against Wofford. And the Gamecocks sophomore made the most of it with TD passes of 13 and 6 yards to Bruce Ellington and 34 yards to Ace Sanders.

The Tigers (10-2) were grounded by Clowney, the Gamecocks star defensive end who set his school's single season-record with 13 sacks.

Spurrier won his 65th game in eight seasons, surpassing Rex Enright for most victories by a South Carolina coach. The Gamecocks finished with 10 victories for a second consecutive season, a first in program history.