COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's Connor Shaw is adding to his repertoire and increasing the sixth-ranked Gamecocks prospects in the Southeastern Conference.
Shaw connected on 20 straight passes and threw a pair of touchdowns in South Carolina's 31-10 victory over Missouri on Saturday. It was a major step forward for a junior quarterback mostly known for beating teams with his legs. If Shaw keeps passing like he did - and keeps opponents guessing whether he'll run or throw - it will give the Gamecocks' offense the added dimension at quarterback it has been missing most of coach Steve Spurrier's eight seasons.
South Carolina's defense was never in doubt and showed out again against the first-year SEC team. The Tigers managed 255 yards and didn't cross the goal line until the game's final seconds.