October 28, 2013
Report card: USC-Missouri
Gamecock Central's Josh Low reviews the USC-Missouri game and assigns a grade to each position group and the coaching staff.
Dylan Thompson didn't play as bad as some are saying. He moved the offense consistently in the first half, definitely in the second quarter. The turnovers and missed field goal were the big reason why the Gamecock offense was shut out in the first half. He did make some mistakes that he can't make. His footwork was inconsistent. He made some throws deep that he shouldn't have and missed some throws that he needs to make. He finished 15-of-22 passing for 222 yards and an interception. Connor Shaw came in late in the third quarter and had a heroic type effort. He led the team to 17 points in the fourth quarter killing the middle of the Missouri defense. He is the single biggest reason why South Carolina won. He did it all on a bum leg and not as mobile as he usually is. It was a special performance from Shaw. He made clutch throw after clutch throw late in the game. Grade: A-
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