South Carolina tops Vanderbilt, 17-13


0  Updated at 12:52 am, August 31st, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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BananaStock(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — The 2012 College football season is underway.  (9) South Carolina held off Vanderbilt (0-1) on Thursday night, 17-13.  Gamecocks running back Marcus Lattimore rushed for two touchdowns and 110 yards in the victory.

Lattimore’s second rushing touchdown capped off a 9-play, 76-yard drive by quarterback Connor Shaw in the fourth quarter.

“Maybe it’s good for us …,” South Carolina (1-0) head coach Steve Spurrier said of his team’s lack of offensive production on Thursday night.  “You look at the preseason press, we thought we were hot stuff. Then we almost got that stuff beat out of us.”

Shaw was injured late in the first half but did not want to leave the game.

“They gave me some medicine,” Shaw said. “I got a ball and just started working out, I didn’t want it to get stiff on me. It was painful, but I got through it.”

“He’ll be sore for a while. I think he should be OK. Had some nice runs there. He was hurting a little bit. That’s what it took,” Spurrier said.

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