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Game balls, injury report

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Your game balls/injury report for No. 11 South Carolina's 23-21 loss to Tennessee.
Game Balls
Mike Davis: About the only Gamecock who came to play from the opening kickoff to the final whistle. The sophomore tailback rushed 21 times for 137 yards and a touchdown. Davis' 100-yard game was his sixth of the season.
Kelcy Quarles: About the only Gamecock who didn't have some horrific lapses during the game. He finished with four tackles, a sack and two tackles for loss. Injured on the game's final drive, he limped off the field in crutches with tears in his eyes.
Damiere Byrd: His 76-yard touchdown pass on Connor Shaw's best pass of the day had Gamecock fans thinking all would be right with the world after a shaky start. It wasn't, though the play was the longest catch of Byrd's career and allowed Byrd to reach his first career 100-yard receiving game.
Injury report
Connor Shaw sustained a left knee sprain with 5:28 left in the fourth quarter on a sack. He did not return, and after the game Spurrier said his knee would be evaluated further upon returning to Columbia.
Both Kelcy Quarles and Victor Hampton went out limping on consecutive plays in the fourth quarter, but both quickly returned to the lineup.
On the Vols' final drive, Quarles again went down holding his right knee, which Spurrier also characterized as a knee sprain.
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