ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — South Carolina starting quarterback Connor Shaw left the Gamecocks’ game against UCF with a right shoulder sprain and did not return.
Shaw landed awkwardly on his shoulder during a run with 6:34 left in the first quarter Saturday. Shaw was dragged to the ground by UCF linebacker Terrance Plummer and fumbled. The Knights recovered the ball and Shaw came up holding his shoulder.
He was taken to the locker room and replaced by backup Dylan Thompson on the next series. Shaw returned to the sideline wearing a sling and ice pack. The Gamecocks trailed 10-0 at halftime without Shaw, but rallied to beat UCF 28-25.
Shaw entered the game on one of his best starts to a season as the Gamecocks’ starter, having thrown six touchdowns without an interception.