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       === Shaw's all-around game lifts South Carolina over Wisconsin ===
 
 Orlando,  FL  (SportsNetwork.com) - Connor Shaw  ended his college career on a
 high  note, accounting for five touchdowns in the eighth-ranked South Carolina
 Gamecocks' 34-24 victory over the 19th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers in the Capital
 One Bowl.
 
 Shaw  completed  22-of-25 passes  for 312  yards and  three touchdowns for the
 Gamecocks  (11-2),  who  won  their  third  straight  bowl  game.  The  senior
 quarterback added rushing and receiving scores.
 
 "I'm  so glad the  way we battled throughout the game and our defense came and
 played," Shaw said. "I couldn't be more proud."
 
 Bruce Ellington threw a touchdown pass and caught six passes for 140 yards and
 two scores.
 
 South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney said after the game that he will
 enter  the  2014  NFL  Draft.  Clowney came  into  the  season  with  sky-high
 expectations  but fell short of immeasurable hype with a disappointing season.
 He had three sacks and 36 tackles heading into Wednesday's bowl game.
 
 Joel  Stave completed  9-of-13  passes for  80 yards,  two  touchdowns and  an
 interception  before leaving  with a  right  shoulder injury  for the  Badgers
 (9-4),  who  lost in the  Rose Bowl the  previous three seasons. Curt Phillips
 connected on 7-of-12 passes for 37 yards and two interceptions.
 
 "Football  becomes really hard when you get yourself into a position where you
 can't throw it on offense and you can't cover them on defense," Wisconsin head
 coach Gary Andersen admitted.
 
 Melvin  Gordon carried the  ball 25 times for 143 yards and James White rushed
 for 107 yards on 12 carries.
 
 Ellington's  22-yard  TD catch with 3:29  left in the third quarter gave South
 Carolina  a 20-17 lead. Two plays before the score, Ellington caught a 22-yard
 pass on 4th-and-7.
 
 The Gamecocks followed with a big stop on defense. Wisconsin moved the ball to
 the  South  Carolina 26-yard line, but  Gordon was stopped for no gain needing
 just one yard on third and fourth down.
 
 Shaq  Roland  caught passes of  12 and 49 yards  on the ensuing South Carolina
 possession.  Jerell Adams  capped the  quick series  with a  3-yard TD  catch,
 making it a 27-17 contest.
 
 Kenzel  Doe  returned the  following  kickoff  91 yards  for  a  score to  get
 Wisconsin within three.
 
 Shaw responded with a 1-yard TD run. Roland caught a 33-yard pass on the nine-
 play drive.
 
 Phillips  was intercepted  twice in the final few minutes, sealing Wisconsin's
 fate.
 
 Wisconsin  tried a fake  field goal on their first possession of the game. The
 holder, Drew Meyer, gathered the snap before throwing an incomplete pass.
 
 The Badgers' next offensive series ended with Skai Moore picking off Stave. It
 took South Carolina just one play to capitalize, as Ellington caught a 39-yard
 TD pass from Shaw.
 
 Wisconsin  responded  with a  touchdown of  its own.  Gordon's 20-yard run and
 Jacob  Pedersen's 36-yard  catch moved  the  ball to  the 1-yard  line of  the
 Gamecocks.  Sam  Arneson rumbled into  the end zone to  make it 7-7 with 12:45
 left in the second quarter.
 
 Ellington's  9-yard, double-reverse  touchdown pass to Shaw put South Carolina
 back in front. The extra point was foiled by a bad snap.
 
 The  back-and-forth  battle continued  on  the  ensuing Wisconsin  possession.
 The  Badgers  ran the  ball 11  times on  a 16-play  drive that Jeff Duckworth
 capped with a 3-yard TD catch.
 
 Jack Russell opened the second half with a 35-yard field goal, making it 17-13
 Wisconsin.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Wednesday's  game  marked the first-ever meeting  between the two teams on the
 football  field  ... Shaw  carried the ball  16 times for  47 yards ... Roland
 caught six passes for 112 yards ... Shaw was named the game's MVP.
 
 
 
 01/01 22:22:04 ET

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