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South Carolina Takes SEC Opener

Marcus Lattimore ran for two touchdowns and 110 yards, and Connor Shaw ran for 92 yards while playing the second half with an injured shoulder as No. 9 South Carolina rallied for a 17-13 victory against Vanderbilt to open the season Thursday night.

Shaw hurt his right, throwing shoulder late in the first half and missed the first two series of the third quarter before returning. The junior drove the Gamecocks for the go-ahead touchdown and ran 12 yards to the Vandy 1 before rolling in pain in the end zone.

Lattimore scored the go-ahead TD on a 1-yard run with 11:25 to go.

The Commodores turned it over on downs with 1:47 to go when Jordan Matthews couldn’t handle fourth-down pass from Jordan Rodgers.

Gamecocks defensive back D.J. Swearinger appeared to grab Matthews’ arm before the ball arrived.

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